Maximus = Maximum Pleasure!

Maximus is a fantastic lubricant if you're looking for an almost all-in-one product. While it isn't great for oral and simply washes off in the shower, the variety of uses are amazing! This is one to go on the nightstand since it can be used for masturbation, vaginal sex, anal play, and is compatible with all toy material types. This long lasting, thick lubricant is sure to impress, no matter how you're using it!
- Thick Consistency
- Variety Of Use
- Long Lasting
- Compatible With All Materials
- Contains Parabens
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Maximus from Bodywise Limited is a water-based lubricant that can be used for a variety of purposes. Nothing about this lubricant is gender specific, so any gender can benefit from using this lube.

For male masturbation, this lube is great! It stays in place really well and doesn't dry up. The thick formula is great for jerking off since it's very unlikely you would need to reapply it during your session. It keeps everything nice and slick which is always appreciated. If your partner is lending a hand, it also makes the experience that much more enjoyable. A regular handjob changes into a great one when you're using the right lube.

Toy use is comfortable and satisfying thanks to how slick the lubricant is. It doesn't matter what material your toys are made of, this lubricant is compatible with them all. Even a small amount of this lube eliminates the drag of silicone, makes vaginal insertion comfortable, and lasts throughout your session.

The truly amazing thing about the lubricant, is that it's water-based and is perfect for anal use! When you're making sure you're getting high quality toys that are made from safe materials, it's important to use a lube that makes anal play comfortable and satisfying. It's not always easy to find a water-based lubricant that's thick enough to work well for anal use. This one performs amazingly well! It's slick like a silicone-based lubricant while remaining safe to use with your silicone toys. It's truly a win-win!

One of the few things this product isn't intended for is oral sex. It doesn't have any flavor to it, doesn't have any numbing properties, and has a little bit of an odd aftertaste. There are much better options available here if you're looking for something to enhance oral play. Additionally, this product is not great to use in the shower. Since it's a water-based lubricant, it easily washes away when water comes in contact with it.

This lubricant is Glycerin free and L-Arginine free, but it's important to note that it does contain Parabens. Parabens are used as preservatives in many body care items, but some people have sensitivities to them. Always read through the ingredients list prior to use if you have sensitive skin, and test on a small area. Should you find that it causes you discomfort, stop using and switch to a different lubricant.

The ingredients are:
Highly Purified Water, Propylene Glycol Cellulose Polymer, Di Sodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The texture is really where this lubricant shines. When you first pump it out of the bottle it's nice and thick, but doesn't gum up or clump. As it warms up to your body it thins slightly, making it easier to spread and helps things stay slick and smooth. Because it's so thick, it doesn't run easily and stays in place very well. If you pump it onto your skin or toy, it shouldn't run until about 10 seconds after application. This gives you enough time to get the lube in place, and spread it where and how you desire.

Though it's thick, it doesn't feel like it on your skin. It's obvious that you're using a lubricant, but doesn't feel greasy or oily. It's very similar to a silicone lubricant, without having to worry about any material compatibility concerns. Once the lube is in place, it makes everything super slick! This is wonderful, no matter what you're using this lube for. Toys are easy to insert, sex is more comfortable, and anal play is made so much easier.

Before it has been rubbed in, you can touch your fingers together and spread them apart and the lubricant will remain on both fingers. It's very similar to natural cervical mucus you'd when a woman is most fertile. It's not sticky like it appears, but remains where it's placed very well.
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

The scent of this lubricant is extremely light and can hardly be detected unless you're bringing it close to your nose and are trying to smell it. It smells like a typical lubricant, which reminds me of bubbles that you blow outside during summertime. During use you're not able to smell it and the scent doesn't remain on your skin after it has absorbed.

If you or your partner use this lubricant and then wish to preform oral sex, there might be a slight taste left from the lube. It's not a horrible taste and it's not terrible while you're preforming oral, but there is a slight aftertaste that's a little bit odd. It's not something that will make you gag, but there is a taste that's present. Simply taking a drink eliminates the taste, but it fades away pretty quickly in general.
    • Light smell
    • Light taste


Maximus lasts an impressively long time, no matter how you're using it! It doesn't get sticky or tacky as it dries, but absorbs into the skin instead. The only use you might feel you need to reapply during, is male masturbation. Since the lubricant isn't exposed to additional moisture (like it would be for vaginal use), it doesn't last as long as female masturbation or sex in general. While it should last through your whole session, the amount of lubricant used and how long your session lasts will determine whether or not you'll need to reapply.

A little goes a long way! One pump should be more than enough for most uses, though using a tiny bit more wouldn't be a bad idea if you're using it for any type of anal play. The vagina is self lubricating, so you won't need as much for vaginal insertion. Start out with a little and add more as needed.

There's no need to go crazy with clean up once you're finished. The lube absorbs nicely into the skin and simply using a wipe to clean up excess lube is suffice. There isn't a need to shower or wash off with soap and water since most of the lube absorbs and the rest wipes away easily.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting
    • Performance


Maximus comes in a clear plastic bottle that contains 8.45 fl. oz. of the lube. The label on the bottle isn't discreet since it clearly says, "A WATER-BASED SENSUAL LUBRICANT" right on it in bold, black letters. That's truly the only sexual thing about the label though. It gives the ingredients list, company information, and website along with a completely non-sexual image. The image looks like an outline of an ancient pot or jar and has an outline of two people on it that look like they're doing something with a jar. Seems odd for a bottle of lubricant, but I'm probably overlooking the significance.

The bottle also contains the expiration date which is very helpful. I purchased this lubricant in August 2012 and the expiration date shows March 2017. When used on a regular basis, there's very little concern about this lube expiring before you've had a chance to use it all, but it's always helpful information to know.

If the fact this bottle says it's a lubricant bothers you, you can always peel it off. It does leave the surface a little sticky, but can be cleaned off if it's that important to you. Even mixed in with other body care items, the look of this bottle, though simple, would sort of stick out.

The lubricant easily dispenses through a white pump at the top of the bottle. The pump arrives with a tamper proof seal on it, giving you confidence that your bottle hasn't been opened. The pump needs to be turned so that it pops up before you can start using the lube. If you're planning on traveling with this, you can press the pump down, turning it so that it locks and doesn't leak.

This bottle is a little large for on the go, and it would be best to add it to a smaller bottle since it would fit into your purse, backpack, suitcase, etc. a little better than the actual bottle itself. It also doesn't fit into TSA's liquid rules and would need to be put into a smaller bottle if you're planning on flying anyway.

Once the lubricant is gone, you can recycle this bottle like you would other plastic items.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Recyclable


While this isn't my go-to lubricant for vaginal use, it is the best water-based lubricant I've used for anal play. Both my husband and I have used this lube for a variety of things, and nothing has left us feeling disappointed. We had tried many other water-based lubricants for anal play, and we were often left feeling like they were too thin and made it difficult to properly coat our toys before they were inserted. Because of the thickness, it's very easy to cover the toys and your body without worrying about the lubricant running off before you've had the chance to insert the toy. I couldn't be more pleased with this lubricant and will continue to buy it as needed.
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  • Contributor: MrWill
    I only read the review because you wrote it... I'm a Priest of the Maximus Fellowship.

    Thanks for a great review though!!!
  • Contributor: Trysexual
    Great job. Good Hand Job lube too.
  • Contributor: PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    I have to try this lube. Everyone seems to enjoy it. Thanks for the great review.
  • Contributor: giggle
    work for most
  • Contributor: PropertyOfPotter
    Thank you all for the comments! JustLikeHeaven, you should give it a try!
  • Contributor: Ayumi
    Thanks for the review! Very thorough. It's funny, I never think about looking for an expiry date. Thanks for that! I usually just get rid of things when I think they've been around too long.
  • Contributor: Soulsekrou
    great review. thanks.
  • Contributor: tami
    thanks for the review
  • Contributor: TJtheMadHatter
    Thanks for the fantastic review. So much information and great pics.
  • Contributor: JE011
    Awesome review
  • Contributor: JE011
    Awesome review
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