Astroglide - lubricant by BioFilm - review by Kkay

Lubricant by BioFilm

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No idea why it's so popular

Astroglide seems like a wonderful purchase on the surface, but for me, it was a disappointment in a pretty waved bottle. The near-universal love for this lubricant and how easy it is to obtain make it seem like an attractive purchase, but your money might be best spent elsewhere.
Attractive bottle
Dries up quickly
Takes a lot of lube to get going
No lasting slickness
Rating by reviewer:
useful review
When I was ready to become sexually active, I hit the books. Hard.

Everywhere that I found recommended Astroglide. It was as ubiquitous as condoms, or the recommendation to have open communication with your partner. Apparently it was a magical fluid which would make sex better, improve masturbation, and cook breakfast for you.

In practice, not so much.

In the interests of honesty, I will confess that it was Astroglide that made me realize I'm sensitive to glycerin. That unpleasant burning sensation would make it hard to enjoy any lubricant, but that's not why I'm stopping to write this review.

Outside of my personal issues with Astroglide, many of the issues that are associated with water-based lubricants cropped up with the product. It's thin and doesn't stay where you put it, instead dripping and wearing away with the same lack of persistence as vaginal fluid. Some might find this appealing for the realism, but for me, it meant I was constantly having to reapply it. It'd start to go tacky or dry up every five minutes or so, and I'd be stuck fumbling for a bottle with sticky fingers instead of enjoying what was going on.

Texture-wise, Astroglide doesn't provide as much slickness as I've come to expect from lubricant. It'll slide, but it's a wet slide rather than a smooth glide, and it dries up quickly. The remaining sensation is unpleasant and often slightly crusty.

Another turn-off for me was the sheer amount that needs to be used. For Astroglide to work effectively, you need to essentially drown yourself in it. Too little, and you will run out of slick before you can do anything. Too much, and the natural sensations of sex are dulled to the point where my partner eventually flat out refused to use the lubricant.

Is it possible there are redeeming factors? Sure. But after having shopped around and having tried different kinds of lube, the only appeal I see in Astroglide (even in the glycerin-free versions, which I've tried) is the distinctive, attractive bottle.
Follow-up commentary
There are many better choices on the market. Astroglide's only positive is that it pops up absolutely everywhere. If you are desperate for lube and cannot go anywhere but a grocery store, a bottle might work. In any other circumstances though, skip this.
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  • kelaaa33wish
    Thanks for the review.
  • P'Gell
    Thanks for the review.

    So many people are sensitive to glycerin, that it's a common issue and I wonder why lube companies use it anymore.

    I think a lot of us started out using Astroglide because its talked about so much.

    There are so many better lubes out there. My favorite is Sliquid H2O Ride. It has none of the problems of Astroglide, is glycerin free, thick, stays where you want it to and water based, so it's safe for your silicone toys and your body.
  • Stinkytofu10
    Hi there, ty for the review, I have no idea why this is so popular either.
  • BlooJay
    Thx for the review!
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