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Astroglide Water Based Personal Lubricant

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Updated May 23, 2014

Astroglide Water Based Personal Lubricant

Astroglide Personal Lubricants

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The Bottom Line

Astroglide liquid personal lubricant was designed to mimic natural vaginal lubrication. It was the first widely available personal lubricant specifically designed for intensifying sexual pleasure and sensitivity (as opposed to medical use). Astroglide is slippery and acts as a moisturizer for vaginal dryness. It is much thinner than gel-based lubricants, lasts longer than some other water based lubricants and is water-soluble and petroleum free. Astroglide has also introduced a natural “green” formula as well as a formulation without parabens or glycerin, that is designed to decrease the chances of allergic reactions and yeast infections.
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  • Long lasting personal lubricant
  • Water-based lubrication, so it can be used with latex condoms
  • Slippery and thin consistency - less is needed per application
  • Distinctly sweet taste
  • Also available in glycerin and paraben-free formula


  • Care is needed while applying - too much can get sticky during use
  • Some users may not like the thin consistency
  • Though it has a sweet taste, some users may be bothered by it
  • Original formula contains glycerin and parabens


  • Astroglide is a water based personal lubricant - it can be used safely with latex condoms and sex toys.

  • This liquid personal lubricant is available in flavored (strawberry), natural, warming and glycerin & paraben-free formulas.

  • Astroglide bottles come in two sizes - 2.5oz and 5oz. Plus, the bottles have a flip-top cap for easy, mess-free dispensing.

  • Original Astroglide Liquid's super-slick and long-lasting formula is water-based, water-soluble and petroleum free.

  • Astroglide personal lubricant does not contain spermicide.

  • Original Formula Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 15, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

  • Paraben and Glycerin-Free Formula Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Xylitol, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 15.

  • Warming Formula Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Purified Water, Methylparaben, Polyquaternium 15.

Guide Review - Astroglide Water Based Personal Lubricant

Astroglide continues to be one of the best selling personal lubricants on the market. It was one of the earliest water based lubricants designed specifically for sex play and increasing sensitivity. Many couples report that it’s slick formula lasts for a long time, requires less liquid per application, has a sweet, pleasant taste and enhances the comfort and ease of sexual activity. Astroglide liquid lubricant can also be used with male condoms, female condoms and sex toys.

Astroglide has a super-thin (water-like) consistency – some people prefer this while others may desire a thicker product. Also, it seems as if people either really like or dislike Astroglide’s sweet taste (as an alternative, try Astroglide's Sensual Strawberry flavored lubricant).

The original Astroglide contains both glycerin and parabens, so people prone to yeast infections, chemical sensitivities or allergic reactions may not want to use this personal lubricant. Astroglide now offers a glycerin and paraben-free formula option designed to reduce the burning and irritation that may occur with the use of traditional personal lubricants that contain glycerin and parabens. This formula may also be good for menopausal women who may be more susceptible to chemicals due to the thinning of vaginal tissue caused by a decrease in hormone production.

Astroglide has also introduced it’s natural formula – a botanical personal lubricant combining all-natural plant extracts while being naturally-free from glycerin, alcohol, fragrance, flavorings and hormones. This formula is also water-based and water-soluble and latex-safe. It contains Xylitol (natural, sugar-free humectant - derived from corn-cob - that helps retain and absorb moisture), Aloe Vera (soothes and softens skin), Vitamins C & E (antioxidant benefits) and Chamomile Flower Extracts (soothing and anti-bacterial properties).

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User Reviews

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 3 out of 5
Urinary/Kidney infections, Member StanWojton

I have used the product Astroglide with my partner for the past six months. Recently she started having a lower back pain and was diagnosed with a urinary tract/kidney infection. I looked into the ingredients and found that a couple of the additives used in this itenm can cause some allergic reactions - her Doctor said the urinary infection came from having sex. Could the ingredients be a cause for the infection?

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