ID glide - lubricant by I-D Lubricants - review by Vanessa Weiss

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What a Mess

Skip checking this ID and go on to the next one, or you'll get yourself into a really sticky situation.
Relatively inexpensive, safe for silicone toys, condom safe
Gets incredibly sticky, horrible smell/taste, irritant ingredients
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


ID Glide is a fairly popular water-based lubricant and is touted for use in most-to-all situations. It is condom safe, toy safe, and theoretically safe for use in the human body. However, my experience was sadly lacking.

The best use I found for this was for a simple insertion—if I had to stick something inside myself, like a vibrating bullet, for example, or the tip of a butt plug. However, it falls really short in every other possible way.

I wouldn't recommend this highly for ... well, anything, really. It dries very quickly and becomes quite sticky and is thus not very good for hand jobs, anal sex, or vaginal sex.

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

It's quite thin and initially slippery, almost like an oil or some sort of hair product. It pours easily due to this fact. However, it does not stay in place very well; it sort of spreads out and then gets extremely sticky. Many water-based lubes get sticky, but this is extra sticky—like you've spilt adhesive of some sort on yourself. Yikes!

The ingredients are purified water, glycerin, propylene glycol, cellulose polymer, polyethylene oxide, sodium benzoate, methyl paraben, carbomer 981, tetrahydroxypropyl, ethylenediamine diazolidynl, urea, and EDTA.

Yikes, that's a long list of scary-sounding chemicals! Most of them are preservatives, but some of them are questionably healthy (parabens), and glycerin can lead to yeast infections in the female anatomy—so be careful! Some people may experience burning or itching due to the ingredients. Be aware of your chemical sensitivities!
    • Sticky
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

It smells and tastes quite chemical, and that is likely because of the very long list of chemicals that comprise it. Worse, even after I cleaned it up with a warm washcloth, the smell lingered on me, which was very unpleasant.
    • Bad smell
    • Bad taste
    • Light smell


For the first few seconds, it feels as though this has promise. But then it starts drying out, and then it becomes an incredibly sticky mess. It's just not worth the effort—you can "revive" it a little by adding a little bit of saliva or water, but licking your lube-y hands once they taste the way ID Glide does is very unappealing. Your other option is to keep reapplying, and that's just wasteful—you go through so much trying to keep it from getting sticky.
    • Dries up too fast
    • Gets sticky
    • Reapply often
Follow-up commentary
In recent times I have given this another chance and it STILL isn't for me. IT was the only lube available and, to be honest, we needed some lube. Fuck!

I felt itchy and burn-y afterwards, and my insides were not quite right for quite a while afterwards. That's never sexy. Skip it. Seriously. Try something else, something better, ANYTHING but this stuff.
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  • Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
    I know people who swear by this stuff. I have no idea why.
  • Ms. Spice
    ick i'll pass on this. thanks for the review
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    Thanks for sharing!
  • LostBoy988
    Good job on the review
  • Lady Nina
    Thank you for the review!
  • The Mother of a SiNner
    ty for the review!
  • Dear Ruby
    thanks for the review - my main problem with waterbased lubes is the stickiness. Some people love this stuff, so I wanted to look into it.
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    Thank you for the review!
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    thanks for the info
  • JackNit
    Thanks for the review
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