Flickering Touch Massage Oil is an indulgent treat for you and your partner. A review of an adult product like this is the description of the whole experience of using it rather than a list of features that you would normally expect from a sex toy review but I will start by giving you a few facts about this product.
The oil is “a blend of apricot kernel, grape seed and jojoba”, to that Lelo have added 24 “Karat” gold flakes. The flakes are apparently to give your skin a sheen after use. It’s nice to see a product that uses sustainable ingredients, at least as far as the oils are concerned. The scent of the oil is “Spicy Clove & Amber” which fills your nostrils with its rich warmth as soon as you begin to use it.
Now to the experience I mentioned.
Visually this product looks opulent without being overly embellished or showy. The matt black box has an image of the product inside which almost does justice to the beautifully designed bottle within. I say almost because the design of the bottle is second to none when it comes to massage oils. Black with a gold pump dispenser the carefully designed whole is topped with an ingenious amber coloured plastic ring which finishes off the design and creates a stylish halo around the dispenser preventing you from accidentally pressing the pump. Because the bottle is quite squat it will stand on any reasonably flat surface, including a mattress, unlike other taller containers which tend to fall over in such situations. This can be very inconvenient when you are massaging your partner in bed because you really want the oil close to hand.
The dispenser allows you to squirt oil onto your hand very accurately meaning there’s no waste and because it’s such a high quality a little goes a long way. As soon as you apply it to your partner’s skin it seems to warm up and immediately turn every movement of your hand over their skin into a smooth, relaxing and aromatic caress. The fragrance in the oil is pleasant and soothing neither male or female just very, very sensual.
Once you have enough oil for the area being massaged I found that there was no need to add any more even though I continued for around 15 minutes. When being massaged there was no perceptible decrease in the lubrication provided by the Flickering Touch Massage Oil during a similar length massage from Suze.
This is not a cheap product but because of how little you use it is excellent value for money. If you want to spend time with your partner it’s a great way to do so and adds a soothing and decadent element to your play.
A note of warning is required here. Unlike some massage products this is not a sexual lubricant, indeed the packaging warns against swallowing or contact with eyes. So wash your hands before you get a little more intimate.
And another thing. I honestly could not tell that either of us was “shimmering” any more than with any other massage oil. So I can’t say that containing 24 Karat gold has much of an effect. Don’t let that detract from this being a very impressive product that we really enjoyed using and will be using again soon 😉