Astroglide - lubricant by BioFilm - review by FemmeFlo


Lubricant by BioFilm

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In orbit, but not out of this world

Astroglide was created by a happy accident, and it's a pretty remarkable find. This lube has a very smooth feel and I love that it also moisturizes my vagina. Not great for extended use, since it has a tendency to get tacky.
Compatible with toys/condoms, moisturizes as well as lubricates, very little smell, easy clean-up
Gets tacky during use
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Astroglide is one of the most commonly used lubes, and most grocery stores even carry it. It has an interesting history. It was discovered by two chemists while working on the cooling system of a space shuttle. That's where the name comes from!

The ingredients to this lube are as follows: Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aspartame, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate. None of these ingredients seem to carry any risk for cancer or any other kind of serious harm, but one of them may be a mild eye irritant and others may cause allergic reactions for sensitive users.

I've used this lube many times during intercourse and solo play. I first bought it because it's easily available and the packaging was appealing. It has a very smooth feel when first applied that feels great. It's not so slick that it reduces the sensations felt, unless you apply too much. The only problem I have with this product is that it gets tacky after about 20 minutes of use. The consistency turns to something resembling Elmer's glue, and it also turns white, like Elmer's glue. If you try to fix the problem by applying more lube, that just turns tacky as well. I've only experienced this problem during vaginal use, not anal. Perhaps it just has to do with the mixing of fluids. The only other lubes I've used were random free samples, and I've had the same problem with most of these lubes, except for a free sample of the Lelo Personal Moisturizer, which was wonderful except for the bitter smell.

I tend to only buy silicone toys, which are usually somewhat plush, non-porous, and have a slight drag to the surface which requires some lubrication for comfortable use for me. This lube works just fine with this kind of toy, and it washes off easily, even from the super-textured toys I prefer. The only toy I've had trouble washing this off of were the Mantric Pleasure Beads, which have an unusually sticky surface.

This lube is water-based, and is compatible with most toys and condoms. It will not work for shower sex, since it washes off with water. Astroglide also makes a silicone version that would be suitable for this use, although not for use with silicone toys.

One of the things I love about this lube is that it moisturizes my vagina as well as lubricating it. I've never had a bad reaction from this lubricant, but if you are sensitive, you may want to try the glycerin and paraben free version which is also water-based and safe with toy/condoms.

The bottle it comes in does not leak in my experience, and it's easy to squirt out the right amount. It's also clear, so you can tell how much is left. It bears the famous purple logo. Here is a picture:

Clean-up is easy; like all water-based lubes, it washes away with water. It's clear. If it gets on fabric, you can rinse the fabric or throw it in the washer if that's an option and there won't be a stain. I wouldn't recommend using it during oral sex, since it tastes pretty awful. The smell is not strong, and it's not unpleasant either. If I had to describe the smell, I would say ... clean?

This lube works very well for anal use, but it has a bad tendency to get tacky during vaginal use. I personally prefer the Lelo lube which is linked up above, despite the smell, but Astroglide has the advantage of being easily available, which the Lelo lube is not.
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My Astroglide tags
  • 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?
    • Anyone
    • Can be worn during intercourse
    • Masturbation
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • On a bed only
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot
    • Vaginal
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  • Antipova
    "Stellar" job on your first review in my class, FemmeFlo! I loved learning the history of this, and you did a great job describing everything too
  • Jimbo Jones
    Astroglide certainly has a unique history. It's kind of funny the products that result from the space program. I agree that this has some benefit because it is readily available in the market, but there are much better lubes available. Thanks for the great review.
  • Beck
    Awesome. I love to see my ex student doing well. I am glad to see you also hit up Antipova, for mentoring! She is awesome review writer and I know you will learn a lot from her.
  • Boobs and Lubes
    we have tried dozens, this is what we started with. Liquid silk is a bit better for us, less tack
  • FemmeFlo
    @Jimbo Jones - The only reason I ever bought it is because it's readily available. But since I tried a free sample of the Lelo lube, I'm in love.

    @beck - Thanks, beck. I am learning a lot from Antipova. Working with a mentor is really helpful. I still want to try ToyTimeTim as a mentor after Antipova. His reviews are always great.

    @Dr_and_Mrs - thanks, I might try that one.
  • leatherlover
    Thanks for the great review.
  • Stinkytofu10
    tyvm for the reivew
  • BlooJay
    Awesome review! Thx!
  • Cat E.
    Nice review.
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