Got Lube?Jane and I have tried more than our fair share of sex lubes; drug store varieties, sample packs included with toys, home and food products. The fact that we have tried so many is testament to the rarity of truly exceptional products in the sex lube market. I mean if you find one that works great, why would you keep trying more?

Our list of failures has left a trail of rashes, yeast infections, sticky genitals, and frustrated date nights. At this point we’ve settled into regular use of our favorites (Liquid Silk and Coconut Oil) but we realize every couple must experiment as we have and spend a decent amount of money only to be disappointed.

I was both thrilled and amused when our fellow sex bloggers Alan & Michele recently published a series they titled “The Lube Chronicle“. Systematically, and very scientifically, they set out to document the nature and quality of more than a dozen lubes of various makes. They limit by ingredient what gets used internally and rate lubes for various uses like; sleeves, hand jobs, and anal sex. Their results are amusing, informative, and sometimes painful.

Very soon, you will see labels on bottles at the drug store boasting “Not tested on animals! Caused no rashes on Alan nor Michele.” The time for animal testing is over because Alan & Michele have signed up to take one for the team. As human Guinea Pigs they have placed themselves in harm’s way so the rest of us can have slippery, sexy sex without worry of sticky pricks or burning beavers. Yay! Do you see what we sex bloggers do for you people??

Thank You Alan & MicheleThis raises questions for me about how sex lube manufacturers test their products. I imagine it involves [sexually unsatisfied] laboratory technicians and the animals (sheep) they care [deeply] for. Under the circumstances, I suppose it might be difficult to differentiate an itchy red rash caused by a truly awful sex lube versus one caused by repeated and vigorous contact with wool.