As someone who tries a lot of lubricant it’s a rare treat to have one that stands out enough to make me consider using it an act of self-love all its own, and yet the System Jo Naturalove USDA Certified Organic Original Lubricant fell in to that category with an impressive amount of ease.
The System Jo Naturalove USDA Certified Organic Flavored Lubricant (Strawberry Fields) is very similar to its non-flavored counter parts in many ways. The consistency is still a beautiful mixture of syrup and water combined into a smooth glossy end product and the lubricant itself still has a wonderfully amber hue which is reminiscent of sweet nectar. However with the System Jo Naturalove USDA Certified Organic Flavored Lubricant (Strawberry Fields), System Jo have made a flavored lubricant specifically for oral enjoyment and have given it a subtle strawberry taste.
Considering my quest to try every flavored System Jo lubricant on the market (stemming from my love of their standard range) I was, of course, incredibly excited to review the System Jo Naturalove USDA Certified Organic Flavored Lubricant (Strawberry Fields), but how did it stack up compared to the other System Jo flavored lubes I’ve reviewed? Find out below.
The System Jo Naturalove USDA Certified Organic Flavored Lubricant (Strawberry Fields)
The System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant is one of two lubricant offerings from System Jo’s organic range. This range features products that are over 95% organic, making them a great choice for the ethical consumer. As I mentioned in my previous System Jo review, an organic certification considers a whole slew of factors—including agricultural practices, environmental impact, animal welfare (where applicable), and overall ecological sustainability.
At the risk of generalizing, these are issues that people are typically either very passionate about or generally neutral on. For those who are neutral, the System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant may not win you over with its organic labeling, but the resulting high-quality product might. And for those who are passionate about buying organic then it’s amazing for organic consumers to have one more accessible adult product on the market. Either way I commend System Jo for making this range and providing the option for those who wish to take it.
The lubricant itself is water-based—making it silicone and latex friendly—and is made from nothing but natural ingredients. The ingredients themselves are as follows:
Water (Aqua), Tequilana Azul (Agave) Leaf Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract*, Flavor (Aroma)*, Carrageenan.
The chamomile extract is what gives this lubricant its amber coloration and also acts as a natural preservative for the lubricant. But, as you can see, this lubricant lacks any questionable ingredients—such as paraben and glycerine—making it great for people with sensitive skin.I have notoriously sensitive skin and I didn’t have a single issue with this lubricant, which bodes well.
I say this is a water-based lubricant but, honestly, it feels so unique that it’s almost hard to believe at times. I compared it to syrup and water mixed together in the intro and this is the most accurate description I have to date. It’s runny but not watery. Silky but not powdery. And slick but not necessarily hydrating. It literally exists in a wonderful lubricant limbo which makes me want to plunge it deep into my body to try and uncover more about its slippery secrets. I don’t think I’d get any closer to an answer in doing so but at least I’d have a damned good time, because this lubricant works amazingly well and feels gorgeous during use.
But, to be frank, if you really want to enjoy this sensation then buying the Original Organic Lubricant is more than enough. The System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant is specifically made for oral use and its performance as an oral lube is what matters.
When pouring out the System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant there isn’t much of a scent to it at all. In fact I’m almost inclined to say that the Original Organic Lubricant has more of an aroma to it. When placed very close to the nose you can detect a subtle sweetness that smells vaguely of strawberries but it’s nothing major.
A flavored lubricant called ‘Strawberry Fields’ automatically has me excited because it reminds me of Steven Universe, its amazing set pieces, and the ever-admired Rose Quartz. This is oddly appropriate because, much like Rose Quartz, this lubricant feels somewhat warm, somewhat inviting, and delicately sweet, but carries with it a certain after-presence which is just slightly off.
It’s hard to describe the flavor of this lubricant. It’s not strawberries in the natural sense. Instead it tastes much more like a muted strawberry laces or strawberry gummy sweets flavor but with a strange residual taste which is really hard to place. Perhaps it’s the agave or chamomile. Either way it’s not to my personal taste and it merges quite noticeably with the strawberry flavor, so there’s no real avoiding it.
Because of this I actually found the System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant to be my least favorite of all the System Jo flavored lubricants so far, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. As flavored lubricants go System Jo are still ahead of the curve compared to many other companies (especially the pharmacy-store ones) and the System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant is tasty but it’s not to my tastes. In fact I actually prefer the taste of the Original Organic Lubricant to this one.
In terms of downsides I suppose it’s a bit of a bummer that the only organic offering for oral lubricants is this flavor, which won’t mesh well with everyone’s tastes. Compared to System Jo’s other flavored lubricants the System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant also smelt and tasted rather muted.
In future I would love to see System Jo launch more flavors in this line and make the flavors a bit more intense because. As it stands the System Jo Organic Flavored Lubricant is an acceptable offering for those who value the organics rating and unique sensation that this lube can offer but like a spoiled child I can’t help but shout ‘More!’
It is perhaps testament to the System Jo’s Organic range that my major complaint is that I want to see more from them and it really does say it all.
Overall this lubricant feels amazing, is ethically-minded, and has a gentle flavor that will appeal to some but not others. My major advice when lusting after this lube is to try and find a store nearby that has a sampler tube and see whether or not this lubricant’s sweet strawberry offer works for you.
People who like strawberry sweets.
People who like thin lubricants.
People who want an organic product.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who dislike artificial strawberry.
People who dislike aftertastes.
People who want a thick lubricant.