Recently, I saw this: “All Wet: Rabbis Give Thumbs-Up to Kosher Sex Lube” (July 23, 2013)
As far as I understand, folks who want to “keep kosher” require all things that they swallow/ingest via the mouth to be… kosher. Thus, though products entering the body via other orifices don’t matter in the same way, you can see why some people might be interested in kosher lube.
Consequently, in what was presumably an endeavor to extend sexual health & wellness and accessibility, Trigg Laboratories – purveyors of the Wet family of personal lubricants – underwent a two-year kosher certification process with the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC). And then, earlier this month, Wet announced that 95% (95%!!) of their products were kosher certified.
hell yes – oral sex kosher buffet!!
Almost as soon as they issued their statement, the RCC rescinded their certification. Here’s their official statement:
As reported in the media, the Rabbinical Council of California’s Kashrut Division was in the final stages of certifying products produced by Trigg Laboratories. Certification of non-edible items is common in the kosher industry, but the intended uses of these items as now revealed, was misunderstood. The RCC has rescinded its certification with immediate effect, and deeply regrets the widespread consternation that this error caused. (here)
Ummm… How in the world do you spend two years reviewing something without knowing what it’s for? And what exactly did the RCC *think* something like kiwi-strawberry flavored “Extra Thick So It Stays Where You Put It” Wet Gellee was?
(pictured: ummm… what is it if it’s not lube? ice cream topping?)
…or Wet Uranus – “Boldly Go To The Unexplored”? Seriously?!! The accompanying copy even says:
Available in both water-based and silicone-based formulas, these formulas are thicker than our Wet Original and Wet Platinum to give long-lasting lubrication and a little extra cushioning needed for anal play. Both formulas are pH-balanced and latex friendly. Wet Uranus Silicone is paraben-free. (emphasis added)
Did the RCC not read anything in two years?!!
(pictured: the package says “water based anal lube” in three languages)
Sexual repression, perhaps targeted at various forms of oral sex? Probably.
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