Astroglide - lubricant by BioFilm - review by Vanessa Weiss

Lubricant by BioFilm

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No. Just no.

Do yourself a favor and pass on this classic lubricant - there are much better options out there even in the same price range.
Inexpensive, widely available
Irritant ingredients, contains parabens, sticky
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
The first lubricant I ever used was Astroglide and I remember the experience like it was yesterday. It hurt. A lot. I didn't really understand much about chemical sensitivity at the time so I thought perhaps it was due to the toy I was using, or the activity I was participating in, or something... but time and again, Astroglide just... didn't work for me.

The ingredients are as follows, and I will tell you what they are, or what they do, in parentheses: Purified Water (base), Glycerin (lubricant/thickener), Propylene Glycol (a humectant - moisturizing - alcohol), Hydroxyethylcellulose (Thickening agent), Aspartame (Sweetener?!), Methylparaben (preservative), Sodium Benzoate (preservative). First of all, there are several ingredients on that list which are known irritants (parabens, aspartame, glycerin) and secondly, why is there an artificial sweetener in a lubricant? Ick.

It does not last long and is quite sticky - more sticky than any other lubricant I've tried. It has a sickly sweet chemical taste (thanks, I suppose, to the aspartame) though I do not recommend that you drink or eat this stuff. It is water based so it is safe for condoms, silicone toys, and the like.

My main problem with it is that it STINGS. My secondary problem with it is that several times, after heavy use, I wound up with a yeast infection. NOT sexy. Sticky, tastes weird, smells weird, stingy? These are not qualities I want in any lubricant.

I have known people who swear by this stuff, and by and large they are all men who use it for self-pleasure, so I cannot speak on that. My experience, though, using it vaginally and anally with both a partner and with toys is that it is a great big NO NO NO.

Astroglide may be one of the great classics, but I cannot (and won't) recommend it to anybody. If you're looking for a water-based lube, look elsewhere - this isn't anything but a pain in the (insert body part).
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  • 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?
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bedroom / on a bed
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Play party
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  • I'll Miss You EF :(
    Seems like you are allergic to certain ingredients! I recommend an organic lubricant! EF sells several great ones!
  • Vanessa Weiss
    Yeah, I have to be pretty careful about what's in my lube - AG taught me that lesson the hard way a long time ago Since switching to mostly silicone based lubricants I've not had a problem. As long as I avoid stuff that contains parabens and glycerin, I tend to be okay.
  • The Curious Couple
    Great review, thank you!
  • ijako9
    Looks like this won't be on the wishlist thanks for the review!
  • Lady Nina
    Thank you for the review!
  • The Mother of a SiNner
    Awesome review
  • Review It
  • Stinkytofu10
    tyvm for the review
  • joolie
    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to find Astroglide unpleasant. It was great when we started but I was sore and itchy the next day.
  • glitterbombs
    Thank you for the review! I don't personally have this issue with the product but nonetheless I wish I would have seen a warning like this before getting it.
  • BlooJay
    Great review! Thx!
  • MK434
    Thanks for the review!
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