I’ve only recently become aware of Good Clean Love and their products, with their simple but elegant bottles (I’m a sucker for green) and trendy scents. I gleefully accepted an offer to review their Almost Naked lubricant.
A little bit about it: Almost Naked is a lightly scented (lemon & vanilla), water based lubricant. It’s on the thicker side, and comes in a few different sizes.
What I loved: The lube didn’t smell anything like lemon and vanilla to me. Actually, it smelled kind of like coconut. However your nose interprets it, it’s a very lovely, light scent that is pleasant and not overbearing.
I tried the lubricant in a few different ways, including toys, hand jobs, and intercourse. It performed fantastically, lasted quite some time, and not much is needed. I needed to reapply it several times during the hand job, but really, you always need to reapply with hand jobs, don’t you? Even silicone lubricants need to be reapplied then. However, I didn’t need to reapply at all with toys or during intercourse. It mixed really well with my natural wetness and didn’t feel unnatural, the way some lubes do. The formula was very thick, and stayed exactly where we put it, unlike thinner lubricants that tend to run. Runny lubricants, I’ve noticed, tend to take more to get the same effect as a little bit of thicker lubes.
Almost Naked sits proudly next to our bottles of Sliquid on the nightstand, really holding it’s own in the (mostly) natural lubricant category.
What I didn’t: Don’t confuse the word “organic” with “all natural.” Good Clean Love stresses that while their formula is 95% organic, they wish to stay away from the label of natural. If you are more comfortable with a 100% natural lubricant, stick closer to Sliquid.
Comparison: Speaking of Sliquid, how do they compare? It seems (to me at least) that the market for Good Clean Love’s products would probably be similar to that of Sliquid. So what’s the difference? Two things, really. The first is how they bill themselves (organic vs natural). Sliquid claims to be 100% natural, while Good Clean Love says they are 95% organic. However, with Sliquid, if you want organic, you must buy from their Organic line. Good Clean Love’s base formula is already organic.
There’s only one other thing that is different, and in my opinion is a big difference, is that comparing the two base formulas (Almost Naked and Sliquid’s H20), Almost Naked is much, much thicker. Whether that’s a good thing or not really depends on personal preference. Sliquid’s thinner formula more closely mimics natural lubrication, as far as texture goes. Almost Naked doesn’t feel quite as natural (but doesn’t really feel unnatural), but it’s thickness allows it to stay where you put it, whether on a penis or toy or whatever. The thickness also makes it better for any sort of anal play.
Final thought: I like Good Clean Love’s Almost Naked. It smells light and pleasant, is nice and thick, and doesn’t run all over the place when you try to use it. They sent me a 4oz bottle, but if you aren’t sure whether you are going to love it or not, they also sell a much smaller 1.5oz bottle.
~I received this item for free in exchange for an honest review.~