Fleshlube! This is the stuff that is marketed and sold together with Fleshlights/Fleshjack directly from Interactive Lifeforms. But how well does it work in other settings? Does the fiery hot and blazing cold stuff make it a must have for your masturbator sessions? Read on.
Fleshlube comes in three different formulations. We have Fleshlube Water which is a natural feeling runny type of lubricant. Fleshlube Fire is a warming lubricant in similar consistency, and the Fleshlube Ice is a slightly thicker cooling lubricant. All of which are water based and safe to use with any toy and masturbator.
If you look at the picture above, I was supposed to shake all of them to induce bubbles to further show the consistency difference (runnier means less bubbles) – but I forgot the Fire one. But as said, it is just slightly thicker than the ice.
They are only available in these bottles containing 118ml they are gentle on the skin and paraben-free according to the packaging. The bottles have all a one press open cap which is nice and easy to handle in the heat of the moment. They are small enough to travel (although 18ml too much for bringing on board your flight) yet still big enough to last.
Fire: Propylene Glycol, Glycerine, Honey Extract, Methylparaben.
Ice: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80, Menthol, Methyl Lactate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea.
Water: Water, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ale Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cellulose Gum Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA Potassium Sorbate Sodium Benzoate.
Basically what we see here is a lot of fancy words, but a couple of things are interesting. The Fire formula does not contain any water. And both Fire and Ice contains Methylparaben which is in fact a paraben. But it acts as a fungicide. Just two paragraphs higher on the back label is clearly states “PARABEN-FREE” misleading customers. Also the high amount of glycerin might make this unsuitable for vaginal use. Other than that I am pleased to see that the water formula has both vitamin E and Aloe Vera.
The fire formula is an extremely runny type of lube almost identical to the water version. It does have a noticeable warming property which is intensified with friction of if you blow on it. It actually has a lot of texture for a lubricant. It feels a bit grainy, almost like some kinds of silicone lubricant.
I feel that this makes it too draggy for use with complex textured masturbators – but for more plain ones (Like the Tenga 3D) it works very well. The best way to describe it is that it does not feel wet, and when applied to the skin it reminds me of yellow honey. Because of this I feel the need to use a lot, but it does not really make a difference.
The same goes for anal sex too, it provides more friction than other lubricants I have used so it’s suitable for slow and steady action and you’ll feel every bit.
It lasts a decent amount of time, but it is the one that disappear first of the three. It does last a long time inside a masturbator, but if will most likely dry out where the air exposure is biggest. That being towards the base of the penis.
This is actually my least favorite, but in any case it is a fun lube to have in the collection as it is certainly unique. It does not burn or tingle like other warming lubricants may and it works well for massage.
More watery and wet feeling than its fiery counterpart. It also feels a lot more slick and slippery. It is the thickest one of the three, providing a slightly different and perhaps softer experience. This one does cool down instantly and you can smell the added menthol. It intensifies with friction. Blowing on it makes it warmer, sort of.
It also works well for anal sex, preferable over the fire because it’s a bit too draggy for my taste, and the water is too.. watery. The cold-butt part is also amusing, and feels different but nice. It does last a good deal longer than the fire, but with time it gets more draggy as well, however this reactivate with moisture.
This one is even more watery feeling than the previous one. This feels almost just as water with a dash of sliq. It is the most slippery of the three, but its nothing out of the ordinary.
Because it is runny and watery this will make you feel every part of the texture in a masturbator. It is a perfect all-rounder but it isn’t the best for anal sex. It’s just a bit too runny. But it will do in a pinch. This is really similar to the ID Glide and Pjur Man Basic Water Glide although both the ID and Pjur wins with slightly more slipperiness. If anyone uses these leave a comment, ok?
So over all these are some nice lubricants. All of them smell like lubricant, or a cream except of the ice which smells more menthol. They all taste horribly bitter and last reasonably long.
As for use with insertable toys, no. None of these will do, they are all repelled like water droplets on silicone. That is not the receipt for pleasurable anal play. The Ice works great with metal toys it seems, and works satisfying with a matte textured silicone.
I would re buy the Ice for sure, and I would recommend the Fire. But the Water is just not different in any way, and I have better lubricants to use instead. Especially for anal sex, but for masturbators they are all pretty good. And now I have lubricant all over my arms and other body parts, so yeah, I know what I’m talking about.