Maximus - water based lube by Bodywise Limited - review by PeachCandy


Lubricant by Bodywise Limited

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Slide Your Way, Right into My Maximus!

Maximus is definitely a top-notch water-based lube! It's long-lasting, silky, smooth, and won't leave you greasy, oily, sticky, or "dried out." It's great for both men and women, and can be used during PIV sex, anal sex, masturbation, and with most toys.
Water-based, long lasting, no scent/flavor, good for anal, PIV, masturbation, and toy safe.
Parabens may be a con for some, but not for me. PLEASE read "Personal Comment's" for the facts.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Maximus is a water-based sensual lubricant from Bodywise Unlimited, the same makers of everyone's favorite, Liquid Silk. It can be used for a variety of activities and works well for PIV sex, anal sex, hand jobs, masturbation, and of course it’s safe for use with most toys. This lube allows for a silky smooth glide and could even be used as a massage lube.

Maximus can be used safely by both men and women, and will not leave you sticky or greasy after use. Maximus lube has a short simple ingredient list but it does contain parabens. However, in these type of products, very small amounts of paraben are used so there is no need for concern unless you are allergic or sensitive to a specific ingredient.

(More info on Parabens below)
  • 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
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Bath / shower
    • On a bed
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal
    • Good for vaginal
    • Masturbation

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Maximus is a clear lube with a thick jelly-like consistency. It is somewhat gooey when you pump it out of the bottle, but it feels silky and smooth when rubbed between the fingers. This lube is really thick so it does a great job of staying where you put it. You could literally pump out a drop on the top of your hand and then swing your arm around in the air and it won't move. This makes it absolutely perfect and by far the best (I've tried) for anal sex, as it does not require reapplication.
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

Maximus does not have any scent which is nice for those who are sensitive to fragrance, and it really doesn't have much of a taste either. It didn't bother me at all when I licked it off of my husband's cock.
    • No smell
    • No taste


This lube is amazing when it comes to staying power. Even just applying a small amount to the needed areas, will take you through your entire session. The only time you may need to reapply is during a heavy anal session, but that too is pretty unlikely unless you're going at it for hours. I love this lube because it doesn't leave me (or my hubby) sticky or greasy after use. You can wipe it off easily after use with a wipe, water, or you can simply rub it in and it will make your skin feel like you just applied moisturizer.

I really like this lube because we can apply it ourselves just once and it lasts for a long time. Plus, I love being able to lick and suck on the areas we apply it to without a nasty taste or oily feeling in my mouth. It also works great with all of my toys and doesn't irritate my super-sensitive skin. Maximus truly creates a magical experience.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural
    • Long lasting


Maximus comes conveniently housed in a clear plastic, see-though bottle with a white pump style top. It is extremely easy to dispense, even with one hand as you only press the pump down and out the lube comes. I love the bottle because of it's somewhat classy appearance and of course how easy it is to use. The bottle does say "Maximus" and "a water-based sensual lubricant" right on the bottle but because the bottle is so simple, it doesn't really scream sex. There are no directions for use, but we all pretty much know how to use a sensual lubricant, so I don't think that will be a problem for anyone.

Maximus lube comes in an 8.45 fl oz bottle which is a lot of product and will last for months even with daily use. The bottle itself stands about 7" high with the pump erect. The actual product portion of the bottle is about 4 1/2" high and is 7" around. The size makes it fairly easy to store in a cabinet, drawer, under a bed, or in a toy box, but what's really nice it this bottle doesn't leak at all even when stored on it's side.

The bottle will fit in a suitcase or travel bag, but due to the large amount of product, this bottle is not airplane-friendly. You could put a small amount (less than 3.4 oz) in another plastic container though, and take it on the airplane if you wanted to.
    • Does not leak
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Can be opened with one hand

Special Features

This lube doesn't heat up, cool down, or tingle, but it does create an unbelievably smooth glide that feels absolutely amazing!
    • Increases sensitivity

Personal comments

At first glance, I have to admit I was somewhat concerned with the parabens in the product. But, because I do have really sensitive skin, I did some research before purchasing the product.

Here some facts about parabens from the website:

First off, what are parabens?

- Parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid

- The most common parabens used in cosmetic products are methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben.

- Typically, more than one paraben is used in a product, and they are often used in combination with other types of preservatives to provide preservation against a broad range of microorganisms.

Why are they used?

- Parabens are primarily used in products to protect them from microbial growth, which protects the user and the integrity of the product.

What kinds of products have parabens?

- Cosmetics that may contain parabens include makeup, moisturizers, hair care products, and shaving products, among others.

What are the risks?

- Please take a moment and read Are there health risks associated with the use of parabens in cosmetics?

There is some really good information there and it definitely eased my worries about using products with parabens.

    • Great for men
    • Great for women


I have used this lube a least 20 times since we got it about a month ago. It's really like no other lube I've ever tried. In fact, I typically hate lube. I tried dozens of different kinds and they all have sticky or greasy feeling, and the ones that don't, have little to no staying power.

We have used this lube solo with our toys, on each other during mutual masturbation sessions, and while having PIV sex and anal sex. It works just like it's supposed to every time. I love the fact that we don't have to keep reapplying it throughout our session and I love that just a little bit of this lube goes a long ways - making it well worth the $22 price tag.
    • Great value
    • Long lasting
    • Variety of uses
Follow-up commentary
This lube is still awesome! Maximus has definitely become our go to lube. I love the way it lasts so long and you don't have to keep reapplying. Plus, it doesn't leave a sticky, gooey mess when you are done. It simply absorbs into skin or can be washed off easily with water or a wipe. Plus, you get a lot of the product for the price. I think this bottle will seriously last us at least a year, even with daily use.
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