What’s better than having sex? Having oral sex. And what’s better than having oral sex? Having it with a sexy partner while using a deliciously flavored lube. As someone who is shopping for a tasty lubricant, I expected you to know this. It doesn’t take a genius to understand the value of a delectable sex-essory, but choosing the right one…well, that’s a major pain in the ass. It seems like everyone has jumped on the bandwagon over the last few years, causing the flavored lube market to explode in way nobody expected. As a result, I’ve gotten hundreds of recommendations about personal lubrications yet only a handful of them looked like anything worthy of my attention.
One such product is the Delicious Duo by Oralove. Having read numerous consumer reviews, I was starting to think there was something special about this lube. Everyone kept singing its praises, so I brought it up to my partner after we got done struggling through a somewhat hot session of anal sex. We’ve tried all the anal lubes out there, but we get tired of having to switch back and forth between lube types every time we change our minds about the kinds of sex we’re having. We both agreed that this “dynamic duo” would probably suffice for double duty, pussy/botty foreplay, intercourse and masturbation because of its unique texture, skin-safe formulation and supposedly delicious taste. So, what was our experience like? Did we have a feast or a fit? Well, let me start by making sure you know which lube I’m talking about first.
What Is the Oralove Delicious Duo?
Basically, the Oralove Delicious Duo is a set of flavored lubes that each have distinct tastes which are capable of working independently and/or together for a unique experience. The pack of two personal lubricants play off of one another for a delicious tango inside the mouth, or at least that’s what the manufacturer says. Unlike most other lubes, the ODD kit is comprised of smooth, creamy products that are water-based (AKA safe on the skin and your favorite sex toys) despite having an otherwise milky appearance and texture. The brand sells numerous flavor combinations, but this particular set comes with your choice of Strawberry and Mint or Peaches and Cream. Designed with kinky couples in mind and proudly made right here in the United States, these homegrown lubes are ideal for long sessions of oral sex as well as for curious exploration of your partner’s body.
The Main Features
This dynamic duo features two separate bottles with distinct flavors. The manufacturing company, Oralove, actually produces several different combinations. However, their best selling set is always the Strawberry + Mint and Peaches + Cream combo. Despite what you get, each of their uniquely flavored lubricants are not only long-lasting and smooth to the touch but they’re also packaged inside compact, squeezable, flip-top bottles (which can be sort of a pain in the ass when your hands are messy, but anyway). The contents of each container are both toy and condom friendly, plus they’re hypoallergenic which means they can be used by people with skin sensitivities and material allergies.
The gentle and creamy mixture is formulated to taste exactly like the ingredients in its name without staining your bed fabrics or lingerie in the process. These water-based lubes are also PETA certified and documented as cruelty-free personal pleasure products, meaning the development team never subjected animals to weird testing just so that you can achieve a better orgasm. The safe, eco-friendly formula contains no parabens, glycerin or sugar either, making it ideal for people with dietary limitations; but the kicker is the product’s ability to freshen the user’s breath on contact.
What Comes in the Box?
Today’s lube manufacturers either introduce their products by including them in the box with sex toys or by selling them on a individual bases in online sex shops and local adult entertainment stores. Usually, buyer don’t get a lot of extras when they purchase a packet of lubricant. Buying in bulk is best, but it’s not always possible. When it comes to the Oralove Delicious Duo, it seems as though the maker wanted to ensure a fully satisfying experience for all people involved – something virtually unheard of in the personal pleasure product industry. I say that because this item comes with two different bottles of lube, each with the same amount of liquid inside. The products can be used individually for a flavorful experience or they can be combined to create a one of a kind taste that’s been scientifically formulated to excite the average person’s palette.
With your purchase you’ll get the following items:
- The Strawberries and Mint mixture
- The Peaches and Cream mixture
You won’t get any storage for your lubes, so make sure you save plenty of room in your bedside table. I have a feeling you’ll be using these bad boys quite a bit and I’m about to tell you why.
First of all, I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly my shipment arrived at the house. I think it took two or three days to get here, which was perfect timing because I ran out of lube the night before it landed on my doorstep. Thankful and horny were understatements.
Secondly, I knew right away that this stuff isn’t the kind of lube you should use when you’re all by yourself. Although it’s compatible with most sex toy materials, it’s pretty much a waste of the flavor if you don’t have someone to lick it off of you. After all, the name of this stuff is “Oralove Delicious Duos Lickable Lube” for a reason. Should you end up putting some of it on and then move to using sex toys, be sure to wipe some of it off because it can get sticky when it starts to dry. Anyone who knows anything about sex toys (especially the automatic ones) knows that a feature like tackiness is never a good thing.
But, if you’re not going to use it with a pleasure device then you’re pretty much good to go. The lube itself is exceptionally smooth and it doesn’t start to dry out for quite a long time. That was huge surprise to me considering it’s a water-based lube and oil-based and/or silicone-based varieties are usually the longest lasting. Either way, the flavor is what I was concerned about the most. Even if the stuff dried out immediately, the taste would still be there. I can’t get down with a flavored lube that had a horrible flavor. Thankfully, this pair went down easy and left no funny taste in my or my partner’s mouth afterwards. Overall, I found it to be a very soothing and gentle product with a very distinct flavor, whether used alone or as a pair. And while it may not be the taste combination that everyone prefers (my partner, for example), it’s probably that at least one person will because of the unique yet familiar formula.
The Ups and Downs
The years I spent trying to find a pleasure product or accessory that was absolutely perfect still haunt me to this day. I can’t even imagine how much time and money I’d have to spare if I wouldn’t have ever fallen into that ridiculous marketing trap. Truth be told, I learned a long time ago that nothing on today’s sex toy industry is perfect and it can’t be, because personal satisfaction takes on so many forms that it’s impossible to please everybody. At some point, you’ve got to learnt to take the good with the bad when shopping for lube. As for the Oralove Delicious Duo, it’s got a few of its own unique ups and downs to consider. Here are the things you need to know before spending any money:
- Smooth, creamy texture
- Several flavor combinations possible
- Does not stain fabrics
- Ideal for oral sex and/or masturbation
- Made from skin-safe ingredients
- Compatible with most high-end sex toys
- Can become tacky when it begins to dry
- Some users may not like the flavor pairing
- Inconvenient flip-top bottle opening design
No two lubes are made the same, and you usually can’t combine two different flavors to make your own delicious cocktail. However, thanks to the developments of the brand that brought us the Delicious Duo Lickable lubes, foodie freaks and fans of oral sex can enjoy a wide variety of interesting tastes without performing science experiments in their bedrooms. The pair is delicately flavored so as to not overpower the natural flavors of your partner’s body, but they’re thick and milky enough to have a serious presence regardless of how you use them. And since this set of personal lubricants is also compatible with sex toys, the possibilities are virtually endless. Overall, this is my favorite gently flavored lube even if it is contained in one of the most inconvenient bottles known to mankind and becomes sticky once it starts to dry. Sometimes, you’ve got to make sacrifices to stay relevant and kinky.