So if it is one thing I have noticed that I seem to suddenly be collecting mass quantities of, its lube. I have at this point a few bottles of different types as well as numerous smaller packets of it that I have been attempting to wrangle. So recently I have started going through it to test them out. The first of these having been the, System JO H2O lubricant. I have tried System Jo products, mostly their bath/body ones but this is the first of two of their lubricants that I have tried most recently.
For me, a water based lubricant is the best mostly out of the fact that I have so many different toys, which are all made of different materials that water based lubricant really just comes off for me as really universal. Which also in terms of shopping for lubricant also helps because well it turns into one stop shopping, when of course you find the RIGHT water based lubricant for you. Because even they are not all created equal.
The System JO H2O lubricant is a water based lubricant that can be used as an all around lubricant. You can use it with a partner or with toys. Its great for toys that are silicone based that have drag to them for easier use espically with toys that you plan to use anally. There are some Parabens and Glycerin in this product, so if you have an allergy to them this would be one to steer clear of.
The texture is very slick and runs very easily, but that is expected with water based lubricants. Even though I found it to run a little quicker, it is not a thin lubricant it has a slight thickness to it that when use vaginally, felt natural. When used for anal, I found that I would have to reapply as it would absorb easily into my skin but I have come to expect that from water based lubricants. Afterwards, it did not leave me feeling greasy, oily or sticky.
The System Jo H20 lubricant does contain parabens and glycerin, so it does have some allergy concerns for those who have sensitivities to either ingredient. For me it didn’t leave any redness or irritation on my skin, so it works well for me in that regard. If you feel that it may be a concern for you, the best thing to do is give it a spot test on your inner arm to see if anything comes up.
During vaginal sex, the lubrication feels natural and gives a boost to ones own natural lubrication so I found it to be best for that use. While this doesn’t necessarily mean it is bad for anal, you should be prepared to reapply in those cases because it has a habit of absorbing easily into the skin.
Clean up was very simple, while it doesn’t leave residue it still cleans up very easily with soap and water or wipes.
My bottle came packaged in a clear plastic bad that had been knotted at one end, which is good just incase there spillage in transit which I have never had. The bag can easily be recycled or reused, I tend to reuse mine with the bottle when they go back into my toy boxes to prevent any accidents from things getting moved around.
The plastic bottle has a push top to open and squeeze out the amount you want, much like a shampoo bottle so you are able to get out only what you need with out over doing it. The label on the bottle includes directions for use:
“Apply a small amount of JO Personal Lubricant to genital areas. For condom use, you may apply inside and/or outside of condom surface.”
“If irritation or discomfort occurs discontinue use and consult a doctor. Very slippery of surfaces. Clean spills immediately. Keep out of reach of children.”
Break down of Ingredients
Propylparaben: Fragrance Ingredient; Preservative; Perfuming. Propylparaben is in the paraben family of preservatives used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.
Methylparaben: Fragrance Ingredient; Preservative. Methylparaben is in the paraben family of preservatives used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.
Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose (also known as Cellulos Gum): Binder; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film Former; Fragrance Ingredient; Viscosity Increasing Agent -Aqueous. This ingredient is a chemically-treated cellulose derivative.
Glycerin: Denaturant; Fragrance Ingredient; Hair Conditioning Agent; Humectant; Oral Care Agent;Oral Health Care Drug; Skin-Conditioning Agent – Humectant; Skin Protectant; Viscosity Decreasing Agent. A byproduct of soap manufacture (normally uses animal fat).
Purified Water: It’s water! Good ole H20 no need to explain that!
A good amount of lubricant for an inexpensive price. Feels natural though does need reapplying if you plan to use for anal play. Does contain parabens and glycerin, so not good for those who are allergic to those ingredients. Was it good for me? Well I know that I will continue to use it until the bottle is either out, or it does expire (cause remember lubes do expire!) but it is not my GO TO lube either.