I was talking to this guy and when I decided that I wanted to sleep with him I asked him the usual questions anyone asks a guy when they want to coyly suggest you should make the beast with two backs together; “What kind of lube do you use?” His answer was one I’ve heard before and it always makes me clutch my pearls — he used KY, unless he is caught up in the moment, in which case he uses whatever is around (the example he gave me was shampoo one time in the shower). It was a combination of my maternal instincts and sheer terror at the idea of Head & Shoulders in my ass that made me go lube shopping for him. I usually go right for my favorites but this time I paused on a lube that I usually breeze over; Gun Oil H2O. I realized I had never tried this lube and needed something new to review so I picked some up for me and I got him some tried and true non-shampoo based lubes.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again — I am a bit of a sex toy and lube snob at this point. Once you see the difference in the quality stuff versus the junk it’s really difficult to give the less expensive lubes the time of day. Which is sorta why I never bothered to try Gun Oil H2O. It isn’t dramatically less expensive than some of the other lubes out there (the 2oz. bottle I bought was $6.95), but the packaging looks kitschy and cheap. I can appreciate the bullet shaped bottle in theory but in practice it just looks like a horse suppository.
But I decided to give it a closer look and was surprised by the ingredients. Water, HEC, PEG 45, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Polyquatemium, Tetrasodium EDTA, Germall 11, Sodium Benzoate, Aspartame (an artificial sweetener), Polysorbate 20, Aloe Vera Extract, and Ginseng. Aloe vera is believed to help moisturize skin which, if true, in this scenario would come in handy! (“come in handy!”…did anyone catch that? Just me? Ok..) Ginseng is believed to have aphrodisiac properties, as well as act as an aid for sexual dysfunction in men. Now, whether applying it topically in the diluted amount that is in this lube makes any difference at all is questionable, but I thought I’d mention it.
Now as you have possibly learned from prior postings, water-based lubes are best for jacking off and for blowjobs, not for anal, so I only tested it for those. I don’t recommend water-based lubes for anal because they dry up really fast, absorb into your body, etc…So stick with a good silicone for the buttsects.
Jacking off with Gun Oil H2O was surprisingly good! I put my snobbery aside and focused on its performance and it went the distance. I typically use a decent amount, especially with thinner lubes like this one, so I don’t experience a lot of drying up. If your lube dries up a lot try using more per squirt. You can never have enough lube, and the less you use the faster it dries up.
I don’t know that the aloe or the ginseng made any difference. After I was finished I washed my hands and they felt soft but I think that’s just what happens when you wash your hands…But it felt great when jerking off.
As for blowjobs…I am not sure why there is aspartame in this lube. If it’s to mask the awful taste then it fails, it tastes like some green house cleaning product. Yuck! Don’t put it in your mouth, just keep it in your hand and wrapped around your happy cock.