Not Rich, Just Sticky

I didn't enjoy Probe Thick and Rich at all. It was neither thick or rich in my opinion, just very sticky. If you are looking for an organic lubricant, I would recommend buying Sliquid instead.
Only uses 3 ingredients, natural, animal-friendly
Too sticky, dries very quickly
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Probe Thick and Rich is a lubricant created from just three natural ingredients. It is intended to feel just like a woman's natural vaginal fluid. This product contains no harsh chemicals and it is also pH-balanced. By using products that don't alter your body's pH, you can help prevent bacterial infections. Probe Thick and Rich is made in both the US and Canada and is tested in an independent lab for quality. No animals are used during testing, so this one is vegan-friendly. This lubricant is safe to use orally, vaginally, and anally; it is compatible with all toy materials, as well as condoms. This product line also produces a sister product called Silky Light, which is made to imitate saliva.
  • 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?
    • Sex
  • 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

According to the company, Probe Thick and Rich is "designed to mimic women's fertile mucous and provide a thick, substantial layer of lubrication between skin surfaces." Well, it may just be me, but I feel the product didn't live up to this claim at all. This product, along with the Silky Light product, are the two stickiest lubes that I have ever encountered. It felt, to me, nothing like my natural body fluids. I have a hard time believing that any other woman's natural lubrication could possibly feel that sticky either. As soon as I attempted to apply this product to my partner, long sticky strings formed between him and the container. I had to use my finger to break the strings apart, which made my fingers stick together.

To be fair, Probe Thick and Rich does have a far better texture if you add water to it. The instructions on the package tell you to add water when you want to "reactivate" it, but I suggest adding water immediately.

I took some pictures below to give you a better idea of what the product is like. The first two shots are without water and the third one is with water added.

    • Sticky

Taste / Aroma

I was surprised to see on the product's website that it was labeled for oral use, since there is no added flavor to this product. However, if some does get in your mouth, it's okay because it is practically tasteless and is safe to swallow (I guess that can never be a bad thing). There is no added scent or color to Probe lube either; it comes out clear and odorless.
    • No smell
    • No taste


Sadly, I have no better news on performance than I did with the texture. Not only is this lubricant unhumanly sticky, but it dries really quickly as well. I actually experimented with the Probe Silky Light before this one, and that one dried up in under 60 seconds twice in a row. Disappointed, we went on to try the Thick and Rich product next, thinking that since both "thick" and "rich" are in the name, it's gotta be better than the Silky Light. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Although the Thick and Rich is slightly thicker, it dries up just as quickly. As I said before, once you add water, this lube does perform much better and feel much more natural. Once you're ready to wash it off, being that it's water-based, it will clean up completely with just rinsing.
    • Dries up too fast
    • Gets sticky
    • Reapply often


I reviewed this product in the sample size. I found it generous and easy to open, with .33oz/10mL of product. This will last at least two sessions, possibly more, depending on personal preference regarding how much of it you apply. The sample comes in a pillow pack. The product name is printed on the front and the directions and ingredient list are on the back. This product will come in the orange container, while the Silky Light version will be in green. Both products have the same directions and ingredients.

Grapefruit seed extract: A bitter, botanically-complex fluid. In small amounts it preserves the physical qualities of PROBE® by inhibiting growth of micro-organisms.

    • Messy dispenser
    • Recyclable
    • Minimal


As I'm sure you've noticed by now, my experience with this product was not a good one. When I buy a lube, the three things I look for are natural ingredients, natural texture, and ability to last. Probe Thick and Rich only meets one of these criteria. I love that there are only three ingredients in theory, but after using it, I was left thinking maybe they need to add a few more ingredients to improve this product. I just can't use something so sticky that dries so fast. This is actually the second brand of natural lube I have tried, the other being Sliquid. In my opinion, Probe doesn't even come close. I recommend getting Sliquid instead.
Follow-up commentary
I couldn't bring myself to use this again. Such a shame; I really love the idea of using natural lubes.
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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  • Contributor: ViVix
    Sad to hear this wasn't a pleaser!
  • Contributor: Badass
    Great review, thank you for the picture of it on your fingers that shows the stickiness.
  • Contributor: Stinkytofu10
    Great review, thank you!
  • Contributor: ASpiritedSlut
    That photo sealed the deal for me, thank you!
  • Contributor: kdlt
    Wow, that even LOOKS super sticky. Thank you for the honest review!
  • Contributor: Beneath The Bed
    Thanks for the great review!
  • Contributor: Archery
    Great review, thanks!
  • Contributor: AmethystQueen
    Another one? This line of lubes is just bad.
  • Contributor: Lovely Jubblies
    Really great review! We prefer Sliquid too but still like the Probe. What we did was buy the large pump bottle size and added a little water to the bottle
  • Contributor: Sweet-n-Playful
    @ Lovely Jubblies- That would probably make it much more usable! It was driving me crazy! lol
  • Contributor: Pandwhora
    That looks disgusting. Thanks for the review!
  • Contributor: surreptitious
    Thanks for the review! Shame that this one didn't work out either.
  • Contributor: xxxbluexxx
    thanks for the review!
  • Contributor: GONE!
    Great review, thanks for sharing it!
  • Contributor: Wicked Wahine
    Those photos really illustrate your point about the horrible stickiness! Thanks for the review & it's a good thing you only bought the sample size!
  • Contributor: ImaGodiva
    Ewww! The pictures say it all!
  • Contributor: sunflower
    OMG I should have looked at the pics before I bought the 2.5 ounce bottle because the stickiness is really bad. Thanks for posting and I wish I would have seen your review sooner!
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