You read about all these kinky things that people do with one another and you see it everyday on porn, but nobody ever says, “I wonder what type of lube those people are using” because, let’s face it, that’s the last thing any of us think about when we’re getting ready to have or masturbate. Those two completely natural pastimes can be extremely rewarding if you do them right, but they can both be extremely painful too. When you don’t use the right lube at the right time, your session looks and feels nothing like what’s presented in movies and in literature. In other words, lubrication can make or break your love life, so you should probably start paying more attention. And while you probably won’t find out what sort of lube they’re using in your favorite porn, you can still find a decent on if you know where to look.
I like to start with brands I’m already familiar with and then go off of recommendations from friends if I can’t track down anything worthwhile. This time, I decided to see what my old pals at Astroglide had to offer because word on the streets is that they’ve recently updated their inventory and upgraded their formula to go with it. I know that manufacturers are out to make money so they’re always shouting hype, but these people tend to be very trustworthy and the brand has been around for a really long time. Thinking I had nothing to worry about, I purchased a bottle of the O Organic oil-based lube from them and had no choice but to tell you all about it. So, what was my experience like and am I currently in love with the stuff? Well, let’s start by making sure you know what I’m talking about first.
What Is Astroglide O Organic?
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The Astroglide brand is well-known in the industry, with a name that’s virtually synonymous with “personal lubrication,” especially the anal varieties. However, their lineup is enormous and it includes products like O Organic – an oil-based sex lubricant that gets its skin-nourishing properties from the beneficial plants it was derived from. Crafted out of a wide variety of powerful yet gentle essential oils, this stuff is a health-conscious pervert’s wet dream and is even safe for consumption as long as you don’t have any allergies to the ingredients. Designed to stimulate maximum pleasure through minimal friction and created for both men and women, vaginal sex or anal, this luxurious liquid is a go-to product for many people who shop for lubes at their local adult entertainment store or pharmacies.
The Main Features
The product in question offers a unique blend of ingredients as perhaps its most redeeming feature. It contains # different essential oils, 99% of which are sourced from organic derivatives. Each one is proven by modern science to be extremely nourishing to the skin, making this stuff the perfect massage oil and/or skin moisturizer as well. The main ingredients include things like sunflower seed oil, castor seed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, coconut oil, Argan-Tree nut oil and (probably best of all) Ylang Ylang flower oil. Unlike any other organic oil-based personal lubrication on the market, O Organic by Astroglide features a delicious tropical scent and soaks in after a while to benefit the complexion of the place it was applied. It can also be washed off with soap and water, but due to its oil plant-based ingredients it may be difficult if you do it too early. This stuff comes in a small 4.5 ounce bottle but a little goes a long way. By that I mean it stays slick for at least an hour before it begins to dry (at least in my experience).
What Comes in the Box?
Lubes don’t usually come with much besides the bottle they’re contained in because, quite frankly, they’re products that reside at the bottom of the food chain. At times, you may get discounts on future purchases in the form of coupons and money-saving codes, but that’s not typically the case. Astroglide is, fortunately, not only good at offering well-made products at decent prices but also at hosting sales quite often. So, while their O Organic oil-based lube is sold solo in a thin, throw-away cardboard box, it possesses everything you need to enjoy smooth, slick sex as soon as you open it. Since we’re on the subject, I do suggest buying a carrying case or storage container because the bottle doesn’t stay closed very good and the product can spill out easily. You don’t get anything like that with your purchase, so plan accordingly.
Remembering your experience with something that you frequently use for sex is difficult. Not only is it virtually impossible to keep your wits about you when in the midst of an orgasm, but it’s also insanely tough to recall the things going through your mind once you’re done. The only way to track these things in an organized way is to reveal each product’s unique properties by comparing them to other products using the same basic criteria. That’s what I do and it hasn’t failed me yet. With that said, here is how the Astroglide O Organic oil-based lube measured up:
- The Container
As with almost all Astroglide products, the brand’s uniquely curved container shape can be seen immediately and is used primarily to help the consumer keep ahold of their bottle during application. I found that especially useful, although it didn’t make things very easy when it came time to find a place to store my stash. The flip-top lid and squeezable bottle were convenient aesthetic touches by the manufacturer as well, but that clever design isn’t too helpful during travel and can spill out onto your belongings if you’re not careful.
- The Ingredients
As the name suggests, this stuff is made out of all-natural, organic ingredients that are supposed to be extra gentle on the skin. You can see and feel the difference straight away, or at least I could. It felt quite a bit silkier than their synthetic varieties, although those are pretty silky as well. The formula is compatible with certain condoms and sex toys too, so the things I ended up doing with my properly lubed-up genitals was legendary.
- The Sensations
Based on my most recent comparisons, the AOO lube presented as a much more luxurious lubrication product than most organic, oil-based types I’ve tried. It was a little on the thick side, but that’s probably due to the plant-based derivatives in the formula. Still, it significantly reduces the amount of friction you feel with dry genitals and/or sex toys, but it doesn’t feel quite as amazing with condoms because it reduces the sensations slightly as well.
- The Scent
This stuff is infused with some kind of essential oil to make it smell faintly of delicious coconut. And while I’m usually not a fan of fragranced lubes, Astroglide O reminded me of a luxurious tanning lotion or tropical mixed drink. It overwhelmed my senses and kept those disgusting body odors at bay too, plus when I was done having sex my entire bedroom had the faint aroma of a beach-front party bus.
The Ups and Downs
There’s no such thing as the perfect pleasure product; I don’t care who you are, what you’re into, or which item you buy. The human race is just too diverse for that to be possible, so any personal lubricant manufacturer who doesn’t admit to the inherent flaws in their product is a blatant liar. Truth be told, the only way to determine the value of anything on today’s market is to either compare it to something else or think critically about the various pros and cons associated with using it. When it comes to the Astroglide brand’s O Organic oil-based lube, here are all the things you should consider before spending any money on it:
- Long-lasting formula for optimal performance and pleasure
- USDA Certified organic
- Infused with skin-nourishing botanicals
- Can double as a massage oil and/or moisturizer
- Coconut scented
- Compatible with most sex toys
- Made from hypoallergenic ingredients
- May not be ideal for certain sexual activities or purposes
- Can be difficult to wash off
- Not condom compatible
I’m not one of those people who gets all bent out of shape about whether a product is made from organic, sustainable materials or not. In my humble opinion, nature has a lot to offer but so does the collective ingenuity of mankind. With that said, I think that the Astroglide boys and girls have done an excellent job of creating a personal lubricant that elegantly runs the gamut between natural and synthetic. Their O Organic product is one of those lubes with massive staying power and tons of erotic potential simply because of its silky-smooth composition and delicious coconut scent, not to mention the generous portions stuffed inside the ergonomic bottle. Overall, it’s not the brand’s best product but it is ideal for certain situations, including vaginal sex and/or masturbation with someone who prefers to feel nature’s touch on their genitals.