ID glide - lubricant by I-D Lubricants - review by Jul!a

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I'D Pick Another Lube

This isn't the most phenomenal water based lube out there, but for the price, it's pretty adequate. It's also widely available. If used as a moisturizer, it leaves your skin feeling soft. Glide is also safe to use with all condoms and pretty much any toy, making it a decent choice for just about anybody.
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Pros:
Safe for all condoms and toys, Widely available, Affordable
Cons:
Contains glycerin, Can dry out quickly
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

There are many things you can use a water based lube for, from massages to solo sex to partner sex to even getting stuck rings off of fingers (well, maybe, but it couldn't hurt right?). One very nice thing about a water based lube is that the only real downside generally is that it doesn't work so well in the shower, since being water based means that water cleans it up really easily. Water based lubes are condom safe and for just about any toy as well.
    • Masturbation
    • Sex

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Glide isn't really runny, but it's far from having a gel consistency. When squeezed out of the bottle onto say, a fingertip, if you hold your finger straight up, Glide will very slowly start to run down your finger. After being applied it feels smooth and almost velvety.

Not being tremendously viscous means that Glide is easy to control when leaving the bottle. This is really nice because you can avoid accidentally wearing half the bottle, which is not only messy but downright inconvenient.

When applied to most body parts you'll have more than enough time to start putting it to work before it leaves the intended area. On warmer body parts it will start to almost melt sort of, fairly quickly, which just makes it a little bit runnier.
    • Smooth

Taste / Aroma

Glide has just the faintest scent that I can't put my finger on, but I can only smell if I stick my nose to the body part to which it was applied. I did manage to get a little bit in my mouth and while it didn't really have much of a taste, it did seem as though my tongue was starting to go numb, so I would avoid getting this in your mouth as much as possible.

Performance

The performance for Glide is a bit tricky, at least for me. I've tried it a couple times with a few different toys and found that I would have to reapply if the toy was outside of my body for more than 30 seconds or so. Otherwise, for female masturbation, it's not horrible. For males using a masturbator it doesn't seem to be quite as troublesome, however fairly frequent reapplication was still needed.

During sex it works just fine if he is wearing a condom; however, the skin on skin without one creates almost the same problem as a hand job or a massage. If you only need a little bit of lube to get you started and then everything else works itself out; you'll be fine, but otherwise keep that in mind.

It absorbs into the skin rather quickly, making it not so ideal for hand jobs longer than a minute or so, or massages. Once it was absorbed though, the skin did feel soft and smooth and not greasy.

I didn't feel the need to wash this off afterward and neither did my fiance, but if you do some warm water and maybe a touch of soap will take it all right off.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Reapply often

Packaging

The packaging isn't discreet at all really. It's a big bottle that says that it's a water based lubricant. There's some finger shaped holds on one side, that do actually make the bottle easier to hold. The cap is a flip top. Flip it open and see the little hole the lube pours out of, as well as the little spike that sits in there while the top is closed to help keep the lube from leaking out.

The front advertises that it's supposed to have a natural feel. The back lets you know that it's compatible with latex and polyurethane condoms, has been rigorously tested to ensure purity and safety, is water based and water soluble, and is unflavored, non-staining, and fragrance free.

There's also directions to use and a warning that this product is not a spermicide and should not be used as such.

On top of that, there's an ingredient list which reads as follows: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose, Peg, Sodium benzoate, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Potassium Sorbate, and EDTA
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Travel friendly

Personal comments

If you don't like this as a lube, you could in theory use it as a moisturizer. Every time it's been rubbed into my skin it leaves it feeling soft and silky.

This lube will dry out a lot faster if you're in an area with quickly circulating air, such as under a ceiling fan.

Experience

I'm torn on this one. I wasn't a huge fan of it, but I don't hate it. But my fiance loves it. He grabs this whenever he uses his Slut. The other night, however, I asked if I could watch while he used her. I watched him reapply Glide a fair number of times. When I asked him about it, he apparently didn't even notice really. He said that he loves the way it feels while it's still there. But the Slut eats lube anyway, so she's a bit biased I guess.

It's not my personal favorite, but for partner sex I still do grab it. There are much worse lubes you could be using and while Glide isn't phenomenal, it is adequate, and in the end, that's what counts.
Follow-up commentary
It's still not the most phenomenal lube out there, but I have noticed that we tend to grab this one more than others. It doesn't dry out before we have a chance to really get things started during partner sex, so this mostly gets used for starting out. Not the best lube money can buy, but for the price, you can definitely do much worse.
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Comments
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    So you are saying you used this without a condom?
  • Jul!a
    Jul!a  
    I do believe that was what was implied when I made the statement.
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    No need to be snippy about it. Just asking for clarification since you have said different things before. Sorry if I bothered you by asking. Makes it more useful. Thanks!
  • Elodie
    Elodie  
    Thanks for the review. I'll stick with Maximus .
  • Jul!a
    Jul!a  
    Sorry about that, it's just hard to tell with text since it doesn't have the benefit of tone of voice. I wasn't meaning to be snippy either, but reading it again I can see both statements going either way. Either way, thanks

    And thanks Elodie I'm looking very forward to trying Maximus someday soon, since I keep hearing such fantastic things about it, lol
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    It was straight forward-there was no other side. Just a question. Apology would have been appropriate.
  • Jul!a
    Jul!a  
    I did apologize actually, it was the first word in the statement I made back to you. I understand that you felt my first response was snippy when it wasn't meant to be, but your question also came across as snippy when it wasn't meant to be. So I'm leaving it how I left it before: the internet sucks for lack of tone of voice, neither of us meant to be snippy, I did apologize for my response, and thank you for taking the time to read.
  • Victoria
    Victoria  
    C'mon ladies - seriously. Apologies were given for a misunderstanding about tone. No further apologies are needed here. Let's chill out now. Really, if we all read into the perceived tone of every comment or post, we'd be mad all the time! Geeez. Play nice, y'all.
  • SexyySarah
    SexyySarah  
    Well it's good that this one is starting to work out better for you!
  • Jul!a
    Jul!a  
    Thanks Sarah
  • Lady Neshamah
    Lady Neshamah  
    wonderful review
  • Jul!a
    Jul!a  
    Thank you
  • Dear Ruby
    Dear Ruby  
    Great idea about getting stuck rings off fingers! That'll be my excuse next time my friends see a bottle of errant lube sitting on the kitchen table
  • Jul!a
    Jul!a  
    Lol, glad I could help!
  • Cynthia Jordan
    Cynthia Jordan  
    thanx for the reveiw!
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