I’m a creature of habit, it’s true. I tend to turn to the same thing time after time if I can, after all if it’s not broken why fix it? So I was pleasantly surprised when in a fit of impromptu buttsecks I discovered a water-based lube which I found to be absolutely amazing. Yep, you heard me. A water-based lube which I actually like for anal sex. She with the butt utterly devoted to silicone lube, enjoyed herself some water-based booty lovin’ goodness.
The lube in question is the Tenga Hole Lotion in the Real texture (red bottle). It has a really nice texture, akin to many traditional silicone based lubes. I’d say it’s a medium thickness in texture, with little to no tackiness to it at all. This is what really amazed me- it didn’t seem to dry up or get sticky and gummy in the way that I’m used to water based lubes doing, and it lasted what seemed like forever. This makes sense when I think about Tenga’s main product line- a wide array of male masturbation sleeves. A sticky, gummy, easily dried up lube would be a horrible thing for use with the rest of their offerings, so why wouldn’t they make something pretty amazing? Cleaning up is super fast with this one too, as it’s water based. I’d forgotten how easy it is to wash off non-silicone lubes. That was definitely a perk.
I haven’t tried the Hole Lotion for vaginal or clitoral use however, and likely will not. As rad as it was, the Hole Lotion does contain glycerine. For a male toy lube this is perfectly fine, as well for anal use, however for vulval-vaginal use I steer clear of glycerine as I am one of those unfortunates in whom it can induce yeasty issues.
The verdict? Tenga makes some rad toys, and a darn good lube to go with them which is also lovely for use with butt play, and for clitoral and/or vulval use for those who aren’t glycerine averse.
One final note- Tenga products are imported from Japan. Shops such as Babeland and GoodVibes carry Tenga toys but they don’t carry the Hole Lotion lines, so it can be a bit tricky to find. I was able to locate it on Amazon however, as well as a few japanese import sites.
Tenga Hole Lotion (real texture) ingredients are: Water, Glycerin, Ethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA-2Na, Paraben, Polysolvate 80, Sorbitan Cocoate, Fragrance