Admittedly, I have never been a gushing cheerleader for Astroglide brand lubricants. That is, until now! Dude, this Astroglide X lube is the silicone-based shizz I’ve seriously been searching for since high school. Kinda makes me want to do a herkie while cheering, “Gimme an A-S-T-R-O-G-L-I-D-E-X! Woo!”
Speaking of gymnastic and aerobic activities, Astroglide X delivered superior lubrication during my lengthy, vigorous and Gumby-esque product testing. This excellent, hypo-allergenic, paraben, glycerine, flavor and fragrance-free formula lasted and lasted. I’d only ever experienced this type of duration and staying-power with two other lubes: ID Millennium and KY LiquiBeads.
So what makes the X formula so darn special? Well, unlike all of Astroglide’s other lubricants, this stuff is pure silicone, y’all. Nuttin’ but the good stuff, with only two body-safe and non-toxic ingredients: cyclomethicone and dimethicone. This is welcome change of pace, considering the last silicone-based Astroglide I reviewed, Astroglide Diamond Gel, had oil in it– surprise! Learn more about lubricant ingredients in, ‘What’s in My Lube?’
In addition to its seemingly never-ending slipperiness, this silicone lube made my skin feel hydrated and conditioned, without leaving behind an unpleasantly greasy or oily residue. But, since this lube was made with the idea of water-play in mind, such as masturbating with your shower head or having underwater sex, simply washing it off with warm water afterwards isn’t an option. You’re also gonna need some soap.
Speaking of which, cleaning my nJoy Fun Wand and Vibratex Water Dancer after my Astroglide X solo session would have been a nightmare if not for my Top Cat Antibacterial Toy Wipes. Find out which toy cleaners were selected by our staff and customers in our article, Buyer’s Guide: Best Sex Toy Cleaners. As always, silicone-based lubes are completely condom-safe, but are damaging to toys made from lesser grade silicones like CyberSkin, etc. So, only use this lube on skin, condoms and non-silicone sex toys.
Silicone-based lubes also stain fabrics, so beware of that and don’t let X mark the spot, permanently. If you do happen to have a slippage or overflow incident, don’t throw that beloved comforter out before checking out Removing Lube Stains for helpful laundering tips.
My initial visual reaction to the brand new graphic for this product was, “Oh! It’s so cute!” The package design for this 2.5 fl. oz. (73.9mL) is trendy, modern, and has a great color scheme. There was a difficult to remove inner seal, which is ideal for security during shipping or while traveling with an unopened bottle, but it could be an issue if you are looking to get busy with a quickness. I had to use a knife to remove it, FYI. Other than the seal, this ergonomically-designed and attractive bottle offered one-handed application, which is always a plus in my book.
Another quality I love about this lube is it’s made right here in the USA by BioFilm, Inc. I also dig the fact that I only needed a couple of drops of this thick and mighty lube for an entire session. This makes the current $11.99 price seem very reasonable, as the bottle will last me for many months. And lastly? The box and bottle are both recyclable.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
I’ve only ever used one other lube I liked as much as Astroglide X, and that’s ID Millennium. For a travel-sized lube, this tiny bottle packs a punch, goes the distance and can’t be beat (but it is perfect for beating the meat).
What Spicy Gear Customers are Saying:
5-Stars: “I’m a devoted user of silicone lubes, and this is among the best. It’s just a little bit thicker and less watery feeling than Wet Platinum, and it seems to be somewhat longer lasting during extended sessions.” E.C. – A small town, Arkansas