Review: Astroglide X Silicone Lubricant

on June 29, 2009

Astroglide_X

When I was fortunate enough to win a contest held by the fine folks of Astroglide on twitter, they sent me a happy lil care package with some fun lubes to try out.  Any toychick worth her sexy salt knows that there are almost no sex toys or acts that aren’t improved by lube, so it made getting down to business with the slippery stuff easier than scheduling a timeslot for G-spotting, or cock ring play, etc.

I am almost always trying to de-pants my mate, with the very understandable justification that he looks awesome without pants on.  Astroglide X in hand, I promptly dragged him into the bedroom to manual manual minstrations in the name of science. He once again lost the valiant struggle to retain his pants-wearing preference.

The first thing I noticed was that the lube was body temperature almost immediately. Usually, I dab a little in my palm and swirl it around so I’m not grabbing his junk whilst slathered up with girl-squeak-inducingly cold liquid. But this? It almost came out of the bottle warm. I was also expecting a thick liquid – sort of the consistency of karo syrup – as this had been my previous experience with other silicone lubricants. Not so with Astroglide X! My first impression was how very like oil it was, both in the “thin” feel and spread. It coated lightly with very little assistance, but could be runny if you didn’t get it rubbed in right away. I really felt like I was using massage oil to rub him down, so Astroglide X would be awesome for people who love oil, but have to stay away from naughty bits for condom safety (oil will break down latex, making condoms ineffective).

The lubricant stayed warm throughout the time I used it, though it is to be noted I found myself applying it more frequently than other silicone lubricants. I’m not used to “refreshing” silicone lube while I’m using it, but it really only took a few drops to do so.  I imagine it would be great for couple sex and trying it with toys, more of a slick-and-thrust sort of play, but we decided we preferred our regular water-based for handjob use. It’s not to say the Astroglide X won’t be a nearby accessory – we plan on trying it out for other play in the near future. The guy also reports that it isn’t insanely hard to clean off his naughty bits, like other silicone lubes we’ve tried. (they hold up great to shower sex, but can be a pain in the ass to wash off)

Want to buy Astroglide X? You can purchase it here for $13.99.


17 responses to “Review: Astroglide X Silicone Lubricant

  1. jholliday says:

    If I have to use lube, I’ll use Astroglide as it feels better than the others, although it smells. But I’ll disagree with you on one point, I try to avoid lube at all costs. I’m pretty naturally wet and don’t require any foreplay; I don’t even have to be that turned on to get super-wet, and my own personal lubrication is way better than anything created by man. However, if I ever start to use lube, its like my body realizes I’ve given up on it to produce lubrication and gives up for the rest of the time. Therefore, once I start using lube, it means I’m going to have to keep re-applying.

    • *giggles* I know, that’s why I added a qualifier. I figured I’d get a comment or two from waterfall women. I envy you!! On top of being more able to have surprise sex than yours truly, you probably save a fortune in lube.

      More power to ya 😉

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  16. Lube Guy says:

    As far as water based lubricants go, you should try Lulu lube or Shibai, I find they don’t get as sticky like Astroglide does.

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