Review: Sliquid Sea Water-Based Lubricant

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Sliquid Sea next to my Rubik's cube & card for size comparison


Sliquid Sea initially caught my eye in a local Sex Toy store in Manhattan. I have an affinity for the sea, and the name itself made me think oh – well lookie here. I wasn’t even planning on buying a bottle during that trip – I was (and still am) a very wet person. I didn’t think I needed it and felt stupid for even considering wasting money on it. Frankly, I couldn’t care less about lube. I spent a good 10 minutes in the lube section, decided that I had to try this lubricant of the sea, went home, tried it. I fucking loved it.

First Glance

Sliquid Sea comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a press top cap. Unscrewing it reveals a seal that you need to pull off to actually get to the lube. I took a whiff and had to stop myself from drinking it. Sliquid Sea’s got a very delicate, fresh scent. Rubbing it between my fingers felt slippery (duh), lasted a bit, and when it dried out, left no residue.

Usage Experience

It's been almost 2 years since I first tried Sliquid Sea. I remember being full of doubt while settling down to give Sliquid Sea a try. It was my first lubricant, after all. It wasn’t until I realized how different it felt from my own wetness. I instantly fell in love with the new feeling – my own wetness was slippery, yes, but the way Sliquid Sea worked in tandem with it made it so much better.

Everything felt slicker – I was able to thrust faster, deeper, longer, stronger… until I need to reapply. My masturbation sessions (to get just one orgasm) can last anywhere between 15 minutes and 3 hours, so I do need to reapply lube several times during the longer ones. Sometimes I like pouring it into myself mid-session, just to feel it move within me. Long story short, I’m addicted to the way Sliquid Sea feels.

Sliquid Sea washes away easily. It’s not easy to use in the shower as it’s water-soluble. If I’m using it in the shower, I need to make sure that the showerhead is pointed as far away from me as possible, because even little drops of water will quickly result in required reapplication… but that goes for pretty much all water-based lubes. It gets a teeny bit sticky sometimes, but nothing outlandish.

Sliquid Sea doesn’t taste like anything. I wouldn't be able to tell if I were tasting water or lube if I did a blindfold test. Other reviewers mentioned it tasting slightly salty; I don’t taste anything at all. When I did a taste test, I thought my tongue missed the drop I had on my fingertip. No spill issues with the cap. It won't dribble out of the bottle unless you squeeze.


No fishy ingredients with Sliquid Sea: everything is natural; here’s the ingredient list – Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Carrageenan, Nori, Wakame, Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. This lube is water-based and safe for all sex toys. Hell yeah.

Are you prone to Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) like me? Notice the lack of Glycerin. There’s also no glycol or glycerol. All of these are sugar derivatives, and although slippery, they can help a UTI form (UTIs and yeast infections love sugar). I’m [very prone to UTIs], ever since I was a child – and the first time I tried a non-Sliquid lube, I was reminded of that nasty burning sensation.

There are also no Parabens in this ingredient list. Parabens are known to mimic the estrogen hormones, which, with extensive use, may lead to menstrual cycle changes, affecting male fertility, and have been linked to breast cancer. Steer clear of them if you can.

According to the Sliquid website, Carrageenan (seaweed) extract has been shown to “reduce the transmission of HPV” – don’t skip out on protecting yourself, though. Wakame (seaweed) extract has Vitamin B, which reduce inflammation and increases skin elasticity. Nori (algae) extract prevents skin oxidation. All the good things.

Sliquid Sea is hypoallergenic - I have had no allergic reactions to this lube. No UTIs (unless I didn’t pee after the deed, but that’s on me). Those things aside, every single body is different – yours may not like this lube as much as mine does. Make sure to check in with your allergies.

Final Verdict

As someone who’s ridiculously prone to UTIs, I am deeply in love with this Sliquid Sea. It’s my favorite and I’m reluctant to try others because the last time I did resulted in an infection. I cannot recommend it enough.

Sliquid Sea Water-Based Lubricant

Bad Ingredients Good Ingredients
Tacky Slippery
Poor Container Great Container
Reeks Smells Amazing
Stains/Leaves Residue No Stain
Feels Foreign Mimics body's lubrication
The good
  • Water-Based goodness
  • Fresh scent; no taste
  • Lasts quite a good while
  • Washes away easily
  • Doesn't stain
The bad
  • A little sticky
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