ID glide - water based lube by I-D Lubricants - review by Gryphwin

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My preferred lubricant.

As someone who doesn't often use lube, I was skeptical on how I would benefit from this one when my partner introduced me to it. I've been wonderfully surprised and greatly pleased with how effective this lube is for anal play. It doesn't take much at all compared to other products I've used and was very low-mess despite being a very slick lube.
Very slick
Cleans up easily
Long lasting
Bitter taste
Slight scent
Easy to over-apply
Rating by reviewer:
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ID Glide is, hands down, my favorite lube for general play. It works wonderfully with all types of toys, particularly, in my experience, for anal toys/sex. This would be a great product for anyone who needs a little extra slickness or for any type of anal stimulation. This product does contain glycerine, which can irritate some, however I did not have this issue.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Foreplay
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Everywhere
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal
    • Good for vaginal

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This is one of the easier lubes to apply, though it can be easy to apply too much. It's very slick and can be easy to overestimate how much you need. While that can be solved with a towelette or simply letting some evaporate, this is also a long-lasting lube in my experiences. I personally have not had to re-apply except in prolonged play situations.
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

There is only a faint generic "lube" scent; the scent is mild enough that it has never bothered me or my partner. I will say for me there is a strong taste that I dislike and find it rather bitter. Because of this, I wouldn't recommend it for oral sex.
    • Light smell
    • Strong taste


This is where this lube shines. The product lasts very well, easily 20-30 minutes at minimum. I've only had to re-apply once or twice with more intense or prolonged play. In addition to lasting wonderfully, this product is easy to clean up. A quick wipe with a moist towelette is nice, but if it does dry, it dries without sticky residue. It doesn't stain sheets, either, from my experiences.

My only complaint is that with how slick this lube is, it can be very easy to over apply. While that's easily fixed, it can lead to a slightly messy situation while someone looks for a towel.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural
    • Long lasting


I have one of the bottles with a rounded top and I love it. It's easy to open/close, but at the same time I have never had it leak or come open on its own. It's very easy to dispense, even one handed, though it does tend to come out quickly!

In the size I bought, it's not suitable for airline travel, but could easily be re-bottled. For other travel though, the package is fairly discreet and easily hidden in a toiletries bag.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Does not leak
    • Easy to use / dispense

Personal comments

Overall, I was highly satisfied with this lube. It didn't irritate, provided excellent usage, and the bottle lasts a long while even with frequent use.

Side note: for the ladies who are prone to UTIs and have had irritation with other lubes, you might try this one. For me, it has worked wonderfully and has never left me irritated!
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