Astroglide glycerin and paraben free - water based lube by BioFilm - review by BiLikesSciFi42

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Great features but it's a last resort

As I stated, we use this mainly as a backup lubricant. It does the job of getting your body or toy slick, but the frequent applications and tackiness can make it a little frustrating to use. I like the body-safe and toy-safe features of this lubrication. It's a great second or third choice or, as we call it, emergency backup.
Published:
Pros:
Water-based
Body-safe
Cons:
Dries up quickly
Tacky feeling
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review

Use

For my partner and I, lubrication is an essential part of our sex life. We use lube for anal play with our silicone toys, masturbation, larger vaginal toys, and foot jobs. Occasionally, I'll need lube for my clitoral stimulation as well. We choose this lube because it is water based and glycerin and paraben free. Glycerin is a risky ingredient for vaginal use as glycerin can lead to yeast infections. I choose to stay away from parabens as they can disrupt hormones and/or mimic estrogen in the body and I am already hormonally-challenged with PCOS; I don't want to mess with my body when I can have a lubricant without this type of ingredient. Occasionally, parabens can cause allergic reactions that feel like burns, so if you are sensitive this is a great alternative. Basically, this is a lube you can use for pretty much anything.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal
    • Vaginal

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This lube is very runny! You have to make sure that your hand is level or it will run off your hand or body part right away. It's very thin and spreads easily when applied to the body. This lube is very slick in texture and will make your hand or toy glide across your skin. In use, this lube tends to dry relatively quickly and becomes sticky. with repeated motions like jacking off a penis it will lather up into a white cream. It almost looks foamy but it does not actually make any bubbles or suds; this texture has a tacky feel to it.
    • Slick
    • Sticky
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

I have not tasted this lube as I prefer flavored lube for oral use. The lube has a very faint smell to it. It's barely noticeable, but it has a very slight chemical smell to it. I attribute this to the ingredients needed to keep parabens out of the formula.
    • Light smell

Performance

Overall, this lube will get the job done. It can be cheaper than other lubes, so this might be an affordable option. For us, we keep it as a last resort if we run out of our preferred lube. My partner likes to take his time to orgasm via handjob, and I may need about 5 reapplications of lube before his orgasm. The way the lube turns white makes it look like cum, but it is unappealing if you haven't had an orgasm yet. This lube washes off very easily after use.
    • Dries up too fast
    • Gets sticky
    • Reapply often

Packaging

This bottle is clear and shows the Astroglide brand name well. It's not very discrete as Astroglide is probably one of the more well known lube brands. The flip-top lid is easy to open and can be done one handed with a thumb if necessary. You don't need to worry about squeezing the bottle as the hole in the lid is generously sized and the lube is thin enough it will spill out easily - so don't leave this bottle open unless you're ready for a lube spill!
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  • Pixel
    Pixel  
    The original Astroglide formula was my very first lubes I ever tried, and it burned like fire, as I am really sensitive to parabens and didn't realize it. I'm glad that they came out with a paraben free version!
  • BiLikesSciFi42
    BiLikesSciFi42  
    I wish more lubes came paraben free! I love sliquid for that.
  • Mamastoys
    Mamastoys  
    I too am allergic to parabens and it is great that there are some lubes out there that are paraben free. Nice review..thanks for sharing!!
  • GONE!
    GONE!  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • kdawg
    kdawg  
    ty
  • Undecided
    Undecided  
    Thanks for the review. Sadly I can't use this stuff
  • calliope
    calliope  
    no thanks on the tacky
  • SadoMas
    SadoMas  
    thanks
  • Lovely Jubblies
    Lovely Jubblies  
    Great review, thanks
  • Harlequin
    Harlequin  
    Ty!
  • GeekyGirl01
    GeekyGirl01  
    thanks for the review
  • genderbinary
    genderbinary  
    Great job! Really not liking the sticky/tacky quality of this lube haha
  • chicmichiw
    chicmichiw  
    Thanks for the review
  • EmuLove
    EmuLove  
    Thank you for the honest review! I don't like it either! The film it leaves on the skin is gross...
  • rihanne
    rihanne  
    thanks.
  • myluv
    myluv  
    thanks
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