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GoLove CBD Intimate Lube Review
Given the success I've had with CBD lube helping with both penetrative sex and dilator therapy, I was chuffed to bits when GoLove reached out to see if I'd like to review theirs. As it stands, the majority of CBD lubes are oil based which means they're a big no-no for condoms (oils can break down latex) but if you haven't already guessed, GoLove's lube is water based which means it's potentially an appealing option who haven't been able to try CBD lube before.
An American based company, GoLove was founded to help individuals who experience discomfort related to their sexual and intimate health. Don't let the fact that GoLove isn't currently stocked in the UK put you off though because despite being across the pond, my parcel arrived within a week of it being dispatched - which I thought was very impressive!
The packaging on this lube is beautiful and you can tell that a lot of love and consideration went into designing it. Housed in a glass bottle with an easy to use pump, this water-based lube is hypoallergenic, pH-balanced, latex safe and contains 200mg of CBD. There's also no parabens, silicones, fragrance or glycerin which for me is incredibly important as all can aggravate my vulvodynia.
The consistency of this lube is almost like a gel meaning it didn't go everywhere once dispensed and meant you had control over where you put it and a little goes a long way! As with other based CBD lubes, it's recommended to apply it 10-15 minutes prior to needing it and I found it took around 15 mins for me to start feeling the effect of it. I definitely felt more sensitivity around my vulva and because of the increased blood flow to the area, both insertion of my dilator and penetrative sex was pain free and I wasn't as tender afterwards. I also noticed that when doing my dilator therapy that I didn't involuntarily tense my vaginal muscles as much as when I do without CBD lube.
Furthermore, when using this with penetrative sex, I tried it on it's own as well as in combination with an oil based lube and whilst I prefer the latter, the consistency and longevity of this lube is impressive; I didn't need to reapply it in either scenario.
I really, really like this lube and I think it's a brilliant choice for those experiencing painful sex, intimate discomfort, vulva pain or those who want to try a CBD lube with is latex safe. I'll definitely be continuing to use this alongside an oil based lube.
GoLove CBD Intimate Lube is available in a 40ml pump bottle for $68 USD (£52) as well as in 5ml sample sachets for $5 USD (£3.85). GoLove currently ship to the United States and to the United Kingdom.
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