I recently received a bottle of Good Clean Love’s Almost Naked lubricant that I’m reviewing–and giving away (enter below)! Lube preferences are highly subjective. If you are able to, it’s worth doing some homework by trying different kinds out. Lubricant propensities also vary drastically based on not only what activities people are doing with the lube, but also what lube characteristics people prefer.
Today, I’m talking about one particular water-based lubricant, Good Clean Love’s Almost Naked. This lube is a nice option when it comes to water-based lubes. It has a sweeter scent and taste from its vanilla and lemon flavors, and it’s still safe for use on genitals. Here’s the ingredient list:
Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavors (Vanilla and Lemon)
As you can see, this lubricant doesn’t contain some of the most common irritation or infection-causing ingredients, such as propylene glycol, glycerin, parabens, petrochemicals. This lube is mostly made of aloe which may be moisturizing to the body but also isn’t a common allergen. Almost Naked is one of the more hypoallergenic water-based lubricants on the market. Another property that some folks have negative reactions to other than the ingredients themselves is the pH of the lubricant. Almost Naked’s pH is around 4. A typical vaginal environment can range from 3.5-7 on the pH scale, and this varies during the menstrual cycle and throughout a vagina’s lifetime. So, for some folks, this lubricant will feel great, and for some unlucky folks it may burn.
Almost Naked has a moderate consistency–it’s somewhere in-between thin and thick lubes, closer to the thinner side of the spectrum. It seems to last as long as most other water-based lubes (which isn’t as long as silicone or plant-based oils), but can be reactivated by a drop of water or by the presence of some bodily lubrication.
Organic certification can be expensive and requires animal testing, hence often small lubricant companies opt not to get certified. However, some lubes–including Almost Naked–are made up of a majority of organic ingredients.
All told, I liked Almost Naked just fine! I’d happily recommend trying it out–it is a significant upgrade from the typical lubricants you find in most retail stores and pharmacies. Enter the contest below to win a bottle of your own (open to readers worldwide)!
The folks at Good Clean Love were kind enough to send me a sample of their Almost Naked lubricant in exchange for my review of this product.