I received the Astroglide X Premium Silicone Lube free of charge directly from Astroglide for the purposes of a fair and honest review. I also received the Astroglide Diamond Silicone Gel, which I reviewed recently.
Packaging was safe, secure and discreet and delivery was fast and professional. This Astroglide X Silicone Lubricant is in a bottle which has a flip cap top and comes in a glossy card outer box too. There’s 2.5 fl oz in the bottle and as a little goes a long way, this is sure to last you a good while.
I preferred this lubricant over the Diamond Gel. I know this is entirely my personal preference and your mileage may vary. It’s a complete 180 from what I thought I’d experience with these two products. I was expecting the gel consistency of the Diamond Gel to win me over to the thicker, non-drip, easy to apply side of things.
That’s not to say that I will be rushing out to replace this bottle with more of the same once it’s finished. As stated in my Diamond Gel review, silicone lubricant isn’t my favourite; I tend to opt for water based lubricants as I get on with them better. Sadly, neither Diamond Gel or the Astroglide X Premium Silicone Lube have changed my opinions in this regard.
The main plus for me personally when it comes to the Astroglide X Premium Silicone Lube is that it comes in an easy to dispense bottle which stands upright. Even if you don’t properly seal it at the top during the passion of your sex or masturbation session, you can stand it on a level surface by the bed and get away with it without any spills.
Both of the lubricants come with a foil hygiene seal which must be removed before you replace the cap and dispense normally. This gives you added peace of mind about the contents being in pristine, as formulated in the factory condition.
I didn’t have as bad a personal opinion about this lubricant as the Diamond Gel. Whereas that one felt like a heavy, warm layer of oil that clung to my skin and needed to be washed off immediately, this one felt just like standard silicone lubricant and although this made it more likely to spill, actually won my preference out of the two. There was still that sensation of some residue after sex and masturbation which I wanted to hop in the shower and rinse off with hot water and soap, but less so than the Diamond Gel.
If silicone lubricant is your personal choice when it comes to making your sex frictionless and sensationally slippery, then you may like to give this product a try. Certainly for anal sex and flesh to flesh contact it can help the session to last longer than with water based lubricant, which evaporates with heat over time and with the natural friction between partners or during masturbation.
You can buy Astroglide X Premium Silicone Lube here at Lovehoney for £8.99.
– Cara Sutra