• Confused about Liquid Silk

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    Laveila [sign in to see picture]
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    I was reading Liquid Silk descrition and I admit I am completely confused.

    It says:

    Liquid Silk is also formulated to be bio-static, stopping bacteria and yeast transmissions.

    And then in the ingrediences you have:

    Methyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben

    I am confused as I happen to be one of the sensitive women, who has to avoid both glycerin and parabens, as after using lube with either one I can feel a pH change and if i would keep using it, I would end up with yeast infection.

    So I am basically wondering if you add some other ingrediences which should stop bacteria and yeast transmission, why add something, which actually cause infections to many women though affecting the pH?

    Also wondering which out of these listed ingrediences do it?

    Ingredients: Highly Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl, Palmitate, Dimethicone (2% Silicone), Cellulose Polymer, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate NSE, B.N.P.D, Di Sodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, BHT.

    Any thoughts?

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    KinkyFuckery [sign in to see picture]
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    Speak to LH live chat they be able to give you the best advice

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    Sum Sub [sign in to see picture]
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    In my experience all live chat will do is tell you to speak to a doctor.

    Maybe what liquid silk mean is that even though it contains parabens they have added even more chemicals to counteract the parabens...?

    It seems to me the simple solution is to buy a different lube

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    5mil [sign in to see picture]
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    I stopped using Liquid Silk because of the parabens in it, and switched to Sliquid Organics Natural Silk http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=15590 which is almost identical and much friendlier. :)

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    Laveila [sign in to see picture]
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    Sum Sub wrote:

    In my experience all live chat will do is tell you to speak to a doctor.

    Maybe what liquid silk mean is that even though it contains parabens they have added even more chemicals to counteract the parabens...?

    It seems to me the simple solution is to buy a different lube

    I do use different lube. I use Sliquid range, namely the Oceanics lube, but I saw the description of Liquid silk and I got really confused by it. And Maximus is having the same desciption.

    I mainly ask if someone has any clue about this rather confusing description, as I admit I am bit lost trying to figure it out. .. And as more and more people ask for female sensitive lubes these days, I am bit worried they may be tempted by these based on the description, but for really sensitive female, I dont think these would be a good option to go for.

    As for speaking to the doctor... Well I am not due for another annual check with my gynecologist for another 7 or 8 months. And chances are he will not reply to an email as he is really busy. GP will most likely not know such specific question. Generally female reproductive organs are out of their scope in this country. They do not deal with concerns like that at all. And as my gyne is in another city, not going to book appointment just to discuss this. I only visit for the annual check or if I actually do have a problem.

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    Laveila wrote:

    I was reading Liquid Silk descrition and I admit I am completely confused.

    It says:

    Liquid Silk is also formulated to be bio-static, stopping bacteria and yeast transmissions.

    MAYBE they've put something in it which they're claiming reduces the likelihood of passing yeast back to the woman. So MAYBE it's helpful for THAT sort of yeast infection, but not one brought about by glycerin or parabens like you're prone to?

    Laveila wrote:

    And as more and more people ask for female sensitive lubes these days, I am bit worried they may be tempted by these based on the description, but for really sensitive female, I dont think these would be a good option to go for.

    I agree. Maybe they're trying to claw back some of that market share? Fingers crossed they join the paraben-frees. Makes so much more sense in every way, especially with brands like Sliquid proving their commercial viability.

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    I have to admit I know nothing about the ingredients bit I also use sliquid at the minute.
    I've tried Liquid silk and Maximus previously and found both of them irritating to my skin along with others of course.

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    If I can dig out my list of chemicals I will be able to give you more information. But some parabens can act as an antibacterial as well as break down yeast - although this may be one reason why some women experience a PH unbalance.

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    All I know is my wife swears by it. Its the only lube that doesn't sting her

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    Laveila [sign in to see picture]
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    AA, havent seen that option here and discussing yeast infection publically is bad enough ;-) but i have a frienf, who studied pharmacy. if I dare, I may send the list to her for analyses :$

    rose hip, I hope so. although have to say in this country its nearly impossible to get glycerin and paraben lubes. think the only one I saw was Lelo.

    Nymp, ooh that is interesting I thought they are basically conservants. did not know they can do this. If true, it seems to me a bit doubke edged sword.

    Ron, did she try Sliquid? if yes and it stings her,it may be worth checking for alergies

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    Hi laveila, we will try out sliquid. Allergies never occurrd to us. I'll keep an eye on it, so to speak

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    Laveila [sign in to see picture]
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    Ron, my first guess would be that she is sensitive to some ingrediences commonly used in lubes, eg glycerin. its common problem. And actually reason why sliquid was created. If she still has problem when using even sensitive lubes, it could be an allergy to particular ingredience. those can create itching or burning sensations.

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