This lubricant is seriously my hero! It is the first cooling lubricant we have tried and we have no intentions of trying any others. It is silky, long lasting, and best of all not sticky. It stood the test of time. It has left us feeling refreshed and even better, it didn't send us running to the shower right away.
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I-D's Hero Cool Blast lubricant turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It has a great, non-artificial peppermint scent, lasts a respectable amount of time, and wears well throughout play. Whether you are a sensation veteran or curious newbie, this lube will treat you right.
It's a Cool Blast indeed! The Hero Cool Blast lubricant lasts and reapplies perfectly. Most of all, it doesn't lie about its effects! Drizzle it on those intimate places, and you'll be in store for a breeze, indeed!
Does cool the area, lasts, cute bottle, doesn't appear to leak, smells nice.
Does leave residue after drying, soap and water required to clean completely.
The Hero Cool Blast is a water based lubricant by I-D Lubricants. It is overall very body friendly, and an option for women who are sensitive but are still interested in a lubricant that gives a cooling effect. The Hero Cool Blast can be used for solo masturbation or couple's play by either gender. It provides a smooth gliding and cooling experience. The Hero Cool Blast is also latex friendly, so it can be used safely with standard condoms.
The Hero Cool Blast is glycerin and paraben free, which are the most common ingredients that cause adverse reactions. The only other ingredients likely to cause reactions are the cooling ingredients such as peppermint oil. To be safe, apply the Hero Cool Blast to a small area of the body like the arm or back of the hand. Then wait one to two days for possible adverse reactions.
The Hero Cool Blast is best suited for vaginal intercourse as opposed to oral play. The lubricant is not marked as edible. It is possible to use this lubricant anally, but note that the cooling aspect might make the receiver uncomfortable or irritate the delicate tissues there.
Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity:
The Hero Cool Blast is thin, but not too watery. It is easy to pour. If you hold the bottle upside down with the cap open, the lubricant will resist gravity for about a minute before it slowly drips down. If pouring generously on the hands it will run with gravity, but it has more resistance than the average water based lubricant. Once rubbed on, it will not drip or slide off.
When first applying the lubricant, it feels smooth and slick. As time goes on, the feeling changes. While water based, the lubricant begins to feel oily (perhaps due to the peppermint oil). Still, it allows for slickness. It is not sticky or tacky with reapplication, and reapplies like new.
The Hero Cool Blast smells like a candy cane or mint candies. Peppermint is a naturally strong smell, so make sure you're prepared for it. However, given that peppermint is naturally strong, the Hero Cool Blast is not "knock you off your feet" strong. The scent gives a wintery feel.
The Hero Cool Blast is not marked as edible and should not be consumed or used specifically for oral sex. In very small amounts, it does taste like peppermint.
The Hero Cool Blast lasts. Reapplying is easy, and it revives perfectly. You can add water, more lubricant, or saliva to keep this lubricant going. Still, one generous usage should last through the average play session easily enough.
The one downside is that the lubricant will require soap and water to wash off, especially if you hate an oily feeling. What's interesting is that the texture and feel of the lubricant has different "stages" as it dries. The feeling changes from purely slick, to slick and oily, then greasy, and finally a bit tacky. While water based, just water doesn't break this lubricant down completely. If a lot is used, the shower may be the best option. When it dries, it leaves a bit of a sparkling sheen on the skin. The skin does feel softer, so the Hero Cool Blast does moisturize to an extent.
Overall, the Hero Cool Blast is good for lasting, but requires more clean up than the average lubricant.
Glycerin free / L-Arginine free / Paraben free
The Hero Cool Blast comes in a standard, secured plastic bag to prevent a potential spillage. The bottle itself also has a foil seal at the top of the neck that will need to be removed. With the foil seal removed and the cap closed tightly, the lubricant does not seem to leak, but to prevent possible leaks its best to store it right-side up. Overall, the bottle is easy to travel with; it can fit in a purse or cargo pants pocket. To be safe, it is always best to secure lubricants in a Ziploc bag.
The back of the bottle has basic instructions for application and reapplying. It also has a peel back flap that shows the instructions in four additional languages. The Hero Cool Blast is not very discreet. The ID logo is easily visible, and the picture on the front gives it the look of a male-friendly masturbation lubricant. To avoid attention, it's best to keep this one away from nosy eyes.
Placing the Hero Cool Blast on the arm or hands will not give a cooling feeling. However, the cooling property is very apparent when applied to the genitals. The sensation feels similar to toothpaste, but not as severe and with no uncomfortable burning). The genital area will become much more sensitive to air and wind as well, which will intensify the cooling affect. Applying an amount on a toy or a penis before intercourse will make the effect be felt by the receiver easily.
If in doubt, or highly sensitive, use a very small amount on the external genitalia. The feeling is more intense inside the vagina than on the vulva on average.
The Hero Cool Blast does advertise honestly; it indeed cools. The sensation isn't fleeting and lasts with the lubricant.
I was hesitant about this lubricant when considering it. I already have more than enough lubricants, but never thought to venture into ones that have special properties such as cooling. I was skeptical but said "the heck with it," and decided to get it.
When it arrived, I let it sit for a while. I knew my partner wasn't going to be interested in this one (he only believes in lubricant for anal), so I was left to my own devices when testing this one out. I always check many of the products properties with my hands first. If a lubricant doesn't like my hands, than it certainly won't like my hoo-ha! So after placing it on my hands, I wasn't very pleased. There was no cooling, the lubricant felt oily, and I was overall not excited about it.
It didn't respond poorly to my hands, so I took the plunge and put a little bit around the vaginal entrance. The cooling took a few seconds to kick in, but it was delightful. It caused me more a sense of wonder and fun than anything sexy. It doesn't cause me to be more aroused, but I do enjoy the sensation. It feels like your mouth after you brush your teeth, just down there. It was novel and fun to experience. If you're looking for a cooling lubricant that works, this does it.