First, I had no idea there was a thing like anal gel – and that anything other than toilet paper and showers was something your doctor would recommend.
But apparently, it’s a thing – and I tried it for a week. Read on to see if it’s worth it.
DISCLOSURE: Satu Laboratories provided me a free sample in exchange for an honest review.
USING SATU’S ANAL GEL
I was pretty diligent in using the gel for every bathroom break I had to.
Although, honestly, I can’t say there was a noticeable difference before versus after using the product long-term.
I did, however, notice some benefits immediately during use.
Prepare for TMI…
I don’t have problems with underwear smell (which is one benefit they advertise) because I wipe too hard and too much. This leaves things somewhat raw… and itchy – which I really hate. The gel actually helped calm that down. It also reduced the need to scrub things because it was already doing a good job taking away that … well … residue.
I can definitely see this as something people could use before they perform any oral-anal sex (on top of their usual cleaning regiment).
THINGS I LIKE
- It’s a better alternative to wet wipes – which is just more packaging and product wasted. It’s also environmentally friendly, harmless to marine life, and won’t block pipes.
EDIT: After closer inspection, I’m now wondering with all the questionable ingredients within this product if it’s truly safe for marine life.
- As someone who lives in a HOT climate, I get how things can get sweaty and smelly … everywhere. So, that little extra fight against butt stench is always good.
- I also know that rough toilet paper and hard wiping can leave things chaffed or worse – therefore the soft approach to anal hygiene is a plus.
- They have two versions, one for more “sensitive” skin.
THINGS I DO NOT LIKE
- The plastic bottle – having glass would make it a step closer to being the environmentally friendly product they want it to be.
- There are some ingredients that give me pause. I reached out for clarification but haven’t received any response.
- The ingredients with an *asterisk (see below) are the ones I asked about.
EDIT: After writing my sex toy cleaner article, and learning more about ingredients, I revisited this list with a new perspective…
- Green = Safe
- Blue = Acceptable
- Yellow = Questionable
- Red = Avoid
Aqua – water, of course.
*Alcohol – Is the drying kind? Like SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or, less often, isopropyl alcohol – where is it derived from? Is it below 5%? Didn’t get an answer.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil – a cleaning agent or helps to mix things, PEGS are usually considered ingredients to avoid.
Propylene Glycol – a skin conditioning agent and solvent (not the “antifreeze you’re thinking of)
Allantoin – naturally found in plants, used to treat inflammation, irritation, and dryness.
Tocopheryl Acetate – (the synthetic version of Vitamin E) – benefits the skin and keeps oils from turning rancid.
Panthenol – a form of vitamin B5. Aka pantothenic acid – benefits skin as a moisturizer and reducing inflammation etc.
Carbomer – a polymer made from acrylic acid – used to suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid and often used in gels.
Ethylhexylglycerin – a preservative (rather than using parabens).
*Triethanolamine – used as a PH balancer.
*Imidazolidinyl Urea – a preservative, PH balance maintainer, makes it easier to add certain ingredients.
Phenoxyethanol (sometimes listed as “fragrance”) – the natural version can be found in green tea. Fights bacteria.
*Methylparaben – an antifungal and preservative.
* Ethylparaben – a preservative.
If you want an extensive list of ingredients found in cleansers AND sex toys cleaners…
Check out this article…
Although I can’t see myself going out of my way to get more, I can see how others would or would need to.HOWEVER, my biggest concern is the formula. Many cosmetic and beauty additives say “in small doses” is fine, but when we use many products that have these … well…
I know there are safer alternatives for the “questionable” and “avoid” additives in the compositions. Until then, I can’t recommend it and suggest sticking with good, old-fashioned water.
In fact, you could mix a cup of aloe gel with one drop of tea tree essential oil and one of eucalyptus and have something that functions the same but far more natural.
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Has anyone ever tried this anal gel or other similar products? What were your experiences?