ID glide - water based lube by I-D Lubricants - review by Carrie Ann

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It's good

ID glide is a decent, middle of the road, dependable lube. It's going to do the job sufficiently every time for an affordable price. It works with any toy as well as anal or vaginal intercourse with a partner. A terrific staple in any toy bag.
Affordable, flip-top or pump dispenser, readily available, great for toys.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
There is something to be said for middle of the road. For average. For good.

A lot of times we expect things to be great and are disappointed. We find them bad. And sometimes we even forget that just because something isn't great doesn't mean it's bad.

That's how I feel about ID glide.

At first I thought to myself... Not as good as silicone. Not as good as Liquid Silk. Ick. I don't like this stuff. And it got tossed to the bottom of a drawer and forgotten.

And then, as I got more silicone toys and started HAVING to use water based lube...
I realized this stuff is good. It's not excellent. It's not bad. It's average. Good. Decent.

It's slick without being super gloppy. Neither too thick nor too thin. It doesn't smell bad or taste bad. It lasts an average amount of time. It can be reactivated with a little spit or water or by adding more. It'll never be my favorite for sex with a partner but it certainly does the job with toys.

It works well with any toy; silicone, rubber, latex, wood, glass, TPR, TPE, Cyberskin, Plastic - you name it, this is okay with it. And it works well for sex, too; anal, vaginal, it doesn't even taste all that bad if you switch to oral midway through.

It's economical. It's readily available just about anywhere lube is sold. It's got a flip-top cap (or even a pump in the larger sizes!). It cleans up easily.

It's got glycerin in it but so do most water based lubes.

I've been won over; not only by the lube itself but by logic. Average, dependable, and good are GOOD. Good is good. Expectations and comparisons often leave us thinking something is bad just because it's not AS good.

ID glide isn't the best. But it's good. [Editor's note: the reviewer is trying to convey that this product is good.]
This lube held up to use on a Sybian machine with no drying out, no excess friction. I can't really say more than that.
Follow-up commentary
I just reviewed Gun Oil H20, which forced me to come back to this review and reiterate that "good" is good. An average, dependable, and decent lube; while not something we may jump for joy over. It can be invaluable amidst the sea of lesser, crappy lubes.

For the price, dependability, and overall availability; ID glide is a fine lube that I appreciate more and more.
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  • Machina
    I liked your approach to reviewing this lube. It doesn't contain aspartame like Astroglide does it? That shit makes my legs, chest, & genitals turn bright red, yuck!
  • Carrie Ann
    The Editor is sometimes a brat. Tongue out

    And thanks, Machina. No aspartame in my bottle nor in the EF ingredient list!
  • Sammi
    That's good to know - I am allergic to aspartame. Can't eat it, touch it, etc.
    Good review!
  • Luscious Lily
    Thanks for that aside about aspartame! I'm also allergic, so it's good to know it's not in there.

    Loved the review, especially the reminder that just because something isn't out of this world, doesn't mean it sucks. And the editor does seem to have a penchant for sarcasm.
  • Carrie Ann
    Doesn't she, though?

    She makes me laugh on a regular basis.
  • Liz2
    Great review on one of my all time favorites! My issue with ID was that it was too light for anal, for me anyway. I then started using Maximus for everything.
    Went to ID this am, yeah, it is good.
  • PurpleReign
    It's one of the lubes I keep in rotation.

    You summed it up very well. Mediocre in the proper, non-debased sense - that true, useful ground between supreme excellence and abject failure.
  • Victoria
    You talkin 'bout me? Winking
  • Carrie Ann
  • Airen Wolf
    Thing is Victoria didn't want people to be left wondering if you thought the product was good...just a clarification is all. Winking Funny review and like was mentioned earlier it is good to know that just because a product doesn't make you compelled to write Broadway Theatrical Musicals about it doesn't mean it wouldn't be a good thing to have in your toybox!
  • VampKitty
    Good to know that this lube is always a good option.
  • Lady Neshamah
    wonderful review
  • Chris15461
    nice review
  • samanthalynn
    nice review
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