This lube made waves at Self Serve! It's one of the lightest, water-based lubes we carry, but it does its job well. Water Slide is a great lube for oral sex, too because it is as close to a neutral-flavored lube as it gets. For some folks, flavored lubes are too sweet and non-flavored lubes taste like lotion, Water Slide is a great middle-ground for anyone who might be putting their mouth where some lube is.
The consistency of Water Slide is lighter and wetter than any lube we carry. It's not a gel and it's not a lotion-type lube, instead it's slick and watery. It's great for anyone who has skin sensitivities because there are so few ingredients.
Not only does Water Slide have few ingredients, but one of the ingredients it does contain is carageenan. Carageenan has demonstrated in studies that it might help inhibit HPV. As if you needed another reason to use lube!
Recent in-vitro studies
have shown that carrageenan, a natural seaweed extract, may actually help inhibit HPV (human papillomavirus). Carrageenan has yet to be clinically studied on humans, but the results are dramatic and encouraging:
In this report we demonstrate that carrageenan is an exceptionally potent inhibitor of papillomavirus infectivity in vitro. Carrageenan was found to be active against a range of common sexually transmitted HPV types that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Since carrageenan is generally recognized as safe for food and topical applications, it is an appealing candidate for use as a broad-spectrum topical microbicide to block HPV transmission.
Ingredients: Water, propanediol, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), and citric acid
Free of: Petroleum, parabens, glycerin, preservatives
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Neutral taste and no scent although over time it develops a slightly sweet, piquant flavor
Care and Upkeep:
This lube is compatible with all condoms, dental dams, the scroguard and sex toys. It’s water-based so should not stain sheets.