ANME 2020 – Lubes and Lotions

ANME stands for the Adult Novelty Manufacturer’s Expo. Of the two shows in January where manufacturers roll out and preview their new products, this one comes first. Right after it is the trek to the AEE in Las Vegas. I really wish they would space this out more.

This is also known as the Founder’s show, as it is put on by the manufacturers themselves. The AEE show is put on by AVN, an adult trade magazine. A few years ago the top manufacturers got together to put on a show that they felt best represented them. It is a buyer’s only show, not open to the public, where they preview items that generally hit the market in March and April.

We’ll take a look first at the new products that you lick, rub, and pour onto your body.

We have been writing about Kama Sutra products pretty much since our beginnings on this site many years ago. We have also long been big fans, and Kama Sutra products are often included when we give wedding gifts.

There have been some changes. Divine Nectars, their kissable passion gel, now come in Stawberry Dreams, Coconut Pineapple, and Vanilla Creme.

They used to have a big tin of their products. We loved giving it as a gift, but it was quite pricey. The tin is gone, but the packaging now helps bring down the price lower than it used to be, and I think it is better. It is now called the Getaway Kit. Instead of the tin, you get a great zippered pouch. It contains Vanilla Creme Oil of Love, Vanilla Creme Honey Dust, Treasures of the Sea bath salts, Love Liquid lubricant, and a tea light candle. It is still a great gift.

We also like the Weekender, earlier versions of which have traveled with us to exotic destinations. You have a choice of flavors, and smaller versions of Oil of Love, Honey Dust, 2 Naturals Massage Oil packets, 2 Love Liquid Classic packets, and Erotic Play Cards. The new hard case also helps bring the price down a bit.

Their kits, which also include the Treasure Trove and the Sweet Heart Kit are TSA approved for travel. You can throw them into your luggage without worries. I’m not sure about the Getaway Kit.

We have been using Honey Dust for years. The original has a wonderful honey taste, and you can read our review here. It now comes in a lot more flavors, including Raspberry Kiss, Strawberry Dreams, Sweet Honeysuckle (the original), Tropical mango, Coconut Pineapple, and Vanilla Creme.

It used to come in a tin, but they are trying to keep the prices down with less expensive packaging. Now it comes in a 6 oz. jar or a 1 oz. package. Both come with a feather applicator.

Kama Sutra Honey Dust

There are a lot of lube manufacturers. One that we have great respect for is System Jo. You can read our previous reviews: System Jo Lubricants, Gelato Taste Test, and our just published System Jo New Lubricants.

We had the opportunity to chat with the System Jo Folks for quite awhile. They have a sold medical background and history, and we like their products in general. They had a lot new to announce.

There are a ton of new flavored lubes to try beyond the Gelato line. They have the new limited edition H2O flavors, including Strawberry Cheesecake, Pumpkin Spice, and Cookies and Cream. I think that brings this line to about 17 different flavors. The Jo Candy Shop offers Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, and Butterscotch.

Also new is Jo Actively Trying, a lube specially formulated for those seeking to get pregnant. I have not personally researched the efficacy of this product, but if anyone knew how to formulate something like this, it would be System Jo. They also have new cooling and warming anal lubes.

System Jo Lubes

To meet Buck Angel is to like Buck Angel. He is just a pleasant and kind human being. Partnering with Sliquid, he has introduced a T-Lube, a water based lube and moisturizer with Aloe Vera, Carrageenan and Vitamin E. This was specially created for trans men who are experiencing regular or periodic vaginal dryness due to testosterone replacement therapy.

Buck Angel branded Sliquid products

MDScience is a lab certified company that makes CBD based products, including personal lubes and arousal creams. We will take a deep dive into the CBD adult product market in May, where we will discuss efficacy, how and if the various CBD company products are effective, and difference between topicals and ingestibles. For now, what we can say is that CBD is something they focus on so they should have some decent knowledge about it. They told me they are working on a CBG based product, and hopefully we’ll be able to explain more about that in the May feature on CBD products.

MDScience products

We have also had good luck with Intimate Earth products. The main new products they were showing were in the Mojo line. They include several lubes- water based, Silicone, water based anal, and warming. In gels they have a prostate stimulating gel, an anal relaxing gel, and a penis stimulator.

Finally, another company of this type that we have had good luck with is Earthly Body. They are another important player in the emerging CBD market. Their CBD Daily spray and cream looks interesting, with 3 times the usual strength and 180 milligrams.