by Bodywise Limited

My lube search lead me to Maximus and the name is fitting.

I can't find anything to complain about Maximus. It delivers everything it has promised and comes in a great bottle with pump dispenser to boot, which gives it bonus points, so I am giving it a 5. It is a thicker lube that is ideal for anal, vaginal penetration, masturbation or toys.
Long lasting, pump dispenser, thick, non sticky.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Thanks to the high praise and frequent recommendations from the community, I gave Maximus a try to see if I was missing anything from the lubes I have used in the past, and I am glad I did.

Maximus is an all-purpose water based lube, ideal for vaginal or anal sex, or toy play; as well as hand jobs, masturbation, and the like. Because it is water based, it is safe for condom use.

Maximus gets high marks for anal play, due to its thickness and long-lasting life, which is part of what drew me to try it. It cleans up easily and will absorb into your skin without leaving a sticky mess, which is great, because sometimes you just want to roll over and go to sleep and not have to go scrub your privates in the bathroom or shower after sex.
  • 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?
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
    • Foreplay
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Maximus is on the thicker side, which makes it a bit more versatile, especially if you are into anal play. It is a nice balance between gel thick (like KY Jelly) and watery (like Astroglide).

The consistency is similar to hand soap and is nice and slick while providing a touch of friction. Just the right amount.

I have no allergies or reactions to the lube, but those sensitive to parabens may need to reconsider?

The ingredients are :

Highly Purified Water
Propylene Glycol Cellulose Polymer
Di Sodium EDTA
Methyl Paraben
Butyl Paraben
Ethyl Paraben
Propyl Paraben

I know some people are extra sensitive to different ingredients and picky about lubes. Others have done the research on these ingredients and published them here; but I, for one, am not that picky or educated about them all, to be honest. I have had a slight reaction to the target version of Astroglide before, and I think that might be due to glycerine if I had to guess, because it is similar to what would happen if I used soap to jack off in the shower. Never had a problem with actual Astroglide products though.
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

Maximus has no discernible smell.

I typically try to avoid tasting lubes, but I did perform oral while using our Liv silicone vibrator on her and there is a sweet-ish taste to Maxiumus. It is not offensive or bitter in any way, but I won't be putting it on my salad anytime soon either. As far as non-flavored lubes go, it is "ok" tasting, but it is nice to know you could endure it if you were in that situation and didn't want a foul taste in your mouth.
    • No smell
    • No taste
    • Light taste


Maximus did not disappoint. It works great for hand jobs and masturbation, and does not require reapplication. It is slick and smooth feeling. It does not get sticky, like some others I have used. Works nicely for vaginal sex with condoms. Cleans up easily with water, but will dry up and absorb into your skin after some time too; so you won't always have to get out of bed to wash off in the sink/shower after sex. My GF had no complaints whatsoever, and Maximus definitely needed less re-application for longer sessions than the other lubes we have used so far.

I found Maximus was very comfortable and lasting for anal toy play. The thicker consistency than my current lubes clings better to the toy, rather than running off or quickly absorbing into my skin. It cleans up nicely as well, like it was never there. I also gave it a go with my Fleshlight and it worked great.

I can highly recommend Maximus and say it has lived up to the reviews thus far. I will report back in a few months when I have more experience with it.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting
    • Feels natural


The bottle is 8 fluid oz and comes with a convenient hand pump, which is a nice change and keeps from getting messy bottles and leaks that ruin your drawer interiors. The bottle at close inspection is an obvious lube, but if you saw it from across the room or removed the label by soaking in water, it could easily pass for hand sanitizer. The bottle looks bigger on the webpage, but it is a big size for lube, compared to others I have bought and from others reviews a bottle will last for years.

Nothing to complain about here. It's very a very nice bottle/dispenser. It arrived without any type of box.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Does not leak
    • Easy to use / dispense

Special Features

The bottle contains a hand pump dispenser. It absorbs into your skin and leaves you smooth.

Personal comments

Maximus has plenty of high praise on EF, so the bar was set high, and I was dying to try it after having some negative experiences with anal toys sticking and drying out. I've tried different "off the shelf" lubes and this is really my first foray into something on the more exotic or specialized side.

Most of my previous lube use was for my Fleshlight and I had found one that I liked a lot. Now that I am in a monogamous relationship, I have been on the hunt for something longer lasting for condom use, and especially anal play.

I am satisfied with vaginal use. It does seem to provide a bit of texture during sex, vs. something thinner and slicker like Astroglide. My GF has no complaints, which is good, because I was worried it might not be ideal for her.


I find Maximus adds a nice amount of friction with toys, as it almost sticks to them when you go to insert them, rather than running off like watery lubes do. This is a good thing, as I have had problems with lubes drying out during anal insertion. It is ideal for silicone toys, metal, and plastic. I have not tried it with glass as of yet, but would guess it works just as well.

During an enjoyable handjob session with my girlfriend, I found the sensations to be excellent and no reapplication was needed during the approximate 10-15 minutes of stroking. With many lubes/lotions, this would not be the case. I would guess that you could have an extended stroking session and probably reactivate it with saliva or water and go on for 30-60 minutes, without needing more than a pump or less.
    • Handjobs
Follow-up commentary
I still like Maximus a lot. Over the past few months, we have tried some different lubes in search of the best ones for our needs and have found several we like. I think Maximus is the best all-round lube we have tried thus far, but might not be the best at any one thing. Currently we use it for anal play with silicone toys and sometimes glass or metal, though we have since discovered a good silicone lube, which to my surprise, I really enjoy.

Maximus stays within reach in the bedside drawer, because we know it can always be counted on. If you are looking for one do-it-all lube, this is a great choice. I like how it clings to toys especially.

If you are looking for specialty lubes (vaginal, anal, Jack off, sensitive skin, tasteless/odorless), please read some of my other lube reviews to learn more. Maximus works great for all of them, but some other lubes have slight advantages for specific uses too.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.

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