This water-based, glycerin-free lube is making waves at Self Serve! It's one of the lightest, water-based lubes we carry, but it does it's job well. Water Slide is a great lube for oral sex, too because it is as close to a neutral-flavored lube as it gets. For some folks, flavored lubes are too sweet and non-flavored lubes taste like lotion, Water Slide is a great middle-ground for anyone who might be putting their mouth where some lube is.
The consistency of Water Slide is lighter and wetter than any lube we carry. It's not a gel and it's not a lotion-type lube, instead it's more like a slick, watered-down gel. It's great for anyone who is conscious what they put near their sensitive bits, with no silicone, petroleum, parabens, sticky glycerin or preservatives.
Water Slide lubricant has only three ingredients: purified water, propanediol (which is described as ﾓnatural humectantﾔ), and carrageenan. Carageenan has demonstrated in studies that it might help inhibit HPV. As if you needed another reason to use lube!
Recent in-vitro studies have shown that carrageenan, a natural seaweed extract, may actually help inhibit HPV (human papillomavirus). Carrageenan has yet to be clinically studied on humans, but the results are dramatic and encouraging:
ﾓIn this report we demonstrate that carrageenanﾅis an exceptionally potent inhibitor of papillomavirus infectivity in vitro. Carrageenan was found to be active against a range of
common sexually transmitted HPV types that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Since carrageenan is generally recognized as safe for food and topical applications, it is an appealing candidate for use as a broad-spectrum topical microbicide to block HPV transmission.ﾔ