The best all around lube!

This is the greatest lube I've owned. The dispenser isn't messy or leaky, and the lube goes a long way and doesn't need to be reapplied. I will be buying more when I run out!
Great all around lube, no need to reapply!
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This is quite possibly my favorite lubricant. Let me start off by saying there's a neat trick with Maximus that I haven't found with any other lubricant. If you put it on your fingers, rub them together really well, then wipe them off on something, lick your finger real quick... What happens? It's relubricated and ready to go. That's just fantastical. It works this way in your body as well. I can put a dab on my fingers and rub the inside of my vaginal walls with it and the next day, if I get excited, it relubricates my insides. That's something I can't say about other lubricants. This is a water-based lubricant that is fairly thick considering it is water-based. It can be used for anal and vaginal. It has a very slight taste that is almost bitter, but it is ever so slight. This could however, be a put off to those interested in going down on their partner with this lube on them though.

The ingredients are as follows;
Highly Purified Water, Propylene Glycol Cellulose Polymer, Di Sodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Paraben, Butyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.

Note that it is l-arginine free and glycerin free. Which is something that everyone should avoid in lubricants.
  • 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?
    • Bath / shower
  • 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

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This has a very slippery texture and is fairly thick. If you put a drop on your finger, it will not run. It is not sticky or greasy, and when it dries it doesn't feel greasy or sticky either. I actually don't feel the need to wash this off, because it feels rather soft on my skin. It has a liquid velvet feel to it, but has that hint of slippery that I want in a lube. It is the thickest water-based lubricant I have ever seen. It just doesn't run like other lubes do. I feel that it stays where I put it. Now, if I were to glob it on in large amounts, it would indeed run. But you don't need that much lube. This lube goes a long way with just a little bit. You can use it in the shower and it holds up better than other water-based lubes that I've seen.
    • Smooth
    • Thick
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

It does have the slightest hint of a taste. It's a bitter taste, but it is so slight that it's hardly noticeable. It may put people off for oral sex, but I honestly don't think it's bad enough for that. It smells slightly, like a lube would. But you really have to sniff hard and have your face in it, in which case you risk snorting it. (Not a good idea!) So I'm going to say it has no scent, because I can't really smell it unless I'm practically snorting it, and even then it's so light that you can't really smell it. It does not leave a scent on the skin after it dries, nor does it leave a taste. So overall, compared to my previous lube (Pink Water) this is fantastic in the smell and taste category.
    • Light taste
    • No smell


This lasts me until I'm done. I haven't had to reapply it during use. I usually go for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and have not had to reapply this lube. That's really saying something for a water-based one, compared to others in the past such as Pink. A little of this goes a long way, and you don't have to wash it off. It is not sticky after drying, nor does it leave that clear thin layer on your skin. You won't be doing the icky lube walk to the bathroom after sex. It comes clean with water easily, you can use soap if you like, but if any of it becomes misplaced on your body, you can rub it in. It leaves skin soft and I do believe it made my skin feel very moisturized as well.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting


It comes in a clear bottle that has the name and what it is labeled clearly across it. The back has a design of what looks to be Roman columns and a vase that also looks Roman or possibly Egyptian. The pump is a typical pump design and reminds me of my soap dispenser in my bathroom. It is not leaky at all and I have had no problems with it, though I wouldn't go packing it down in something that could trigger the pump. I leave mine sitting out near the bed with the vase part turned forward, so that it is slightly more discreet. Anyway, the bottle comes in plastic wrap and the dispenser has to be unscrewed to begin usage. You can pump this one handed, so if you're really getting into the moment, if it's near the bed it's easy use!
    • Does not leak
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Not discreet

Special Features

L-Arginine free / Glycerin free

I also consider what I mentioned earlier to be a special feature. If you missed what I mentioned, put the lube on your finger and wipe it off on something. Either your leg or a blanket or towel or something. Now lick your finger and rub it together again. Funny huh? It feels like you lubed up again. I consider that to be a really nifty and fantastical feature. I brag about this lube!

Personal comments

Maximus is my all around lube. I keep it by the bed for any quick use needed. It works great for anal because of its thickness, it's great for vaginal, it's compatible with everything because it is water-based, and oral sex isn't terrible because the aftertaste is so minor that it's not worth noting.
Follow-up commentary
Maximus is my go to lube. I have not used any other lubricant since I first got my Maximus, and I don't plan on it in the future. I don't feel that I'll ever need another lube! This sits by my bed and I use it for everything! And one bottle lasts for quite some time, it is such a thick and wonderful lube that you don't need a ton of it to get the job done.
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  • Contributor: badk1tty
    Great review, thanks
  • Contributor: Ghost
    I may have to try this if I ever get into anal play. Thanks for the review!
  • Contributor: Cherrylane
    Great review! I like how thick it sounds. My current favorite water-based lube is by YES and is all natural and organic, and feels the closest thing to natural lubricant I've ever found.

    How did Maximus compare in the natural feeling category? Is it nice but distinctly lubey?
  • Contributor: JackNit
    Really helpful thanks
  • Contributor: Badonk
    thanks for the review
  • Contributor: Derekkk
    Great. Thank you
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