Anal sex is great, for both the ‘giving’ and the ‘receiving’ party, if both parties are completely turned on and relaxed. The anus is very sensitive and stimulation or penetration with a finger, penis or sex toy can be extremely exciting. Besides, the anus is very tight and penetration gives a lot of friction. Unlike the vagina, the anus does not get wet naturally. Personal lube is needed, because otherwise that friction can become painful.
Easytoys send me a bottle of Easyglide Anal Lubricant in exchange for an honest review.
Easyglide Anal water based lubricant
The lubes of Easyglide are interesting, because of their nice price. The question remains, however, are they just as good as the more epensive lubes?
This Anal lubricant is a water based gel. Next to water, it also contains glycerin, hydroxyethylcellulose, citric acid, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate. The glycerine is an ingredient that binds the water, making it thicker. It acts like a film coating. It is often used in cosmetic industry because it is moisturizing. The glycerin makes the lube feel smooth and it acts like a cushion that reduces the friction. Glycerin is sometimes linked to yeast infections. Opinions differ however and there seems to be little or no scientific proof, but if you are sensitive for infections, you might rather switch to a silicone based lube.
The hydroxyethylcellulose is also a thickening agent. It is often used in soap to make it foam less. The citric acid and the potassium sorbate are added as a preservative.
The Anal lubricant of Easytoys comes in a simple but nice flask. Overall it is an elegant package, without any hoo-ha. There is no pump on the bottle, but a small cap that can be flipped. Then you can squeeze the bottle to get the desired amount of lube.
I know there are many people that like a pump beter, but I dare to doubt that. Often, small amounts of lube will remain at the opening of the pump, making it not only a little dirty, but it will also cause decay quicker.
But even with the kind of cap on this particular Easyglide bottle, decay is lurking. When you squeeze the bottle lube will come out, but if you leave the cap in the squeezed out gel while you release the bottle, it will suck some of the lube back in. This may cause bacteria from the hand to enter the bottle. The lube might perish quicker. My advice is to never use lube after a couple of months after you’ve opened the flask (regardless of the kind of cap, by the way).
Generally, I always start with extensive research before I start testing a sex toy – in this case lube – but for some reason I didn’t do that this time. I opened the flask immediately and put some of the lube on my hand.
The Anal Lubricant from Easyglide is so thick, I first thought it was silicone based lube. I was rather surprised that it appeared to be water based.
The lube is colorless and odorless. It feels soft and is not sticky. What I like most, is that is not runny; it doesn’t slide off your hand (or other body part or toy), so it less messy.
My partner (female) and I regularly have anal sex, and we like to use anal toys too. This lube is nice and thick and makes penetration much easier. It doesn’t feel greasy and is easy to wash off.
Easyglide Anal water based lubricant is an interesting personal lube, because of its price/quality ratio. When you are looking for a lube that is not expensive, but works like it should, this is a great alternative. The quality is fine and can be compared to most average water based lubes out there. Are there better lubes on the market? Yes. But those will cost you double or fivefold .
The pros of Easyglide Anal water based lubricant:
- Nice and thick, not messy
- Squeeze bottle is easy to use and easy to dose
- Great value for money
- Water based lube must be re-applied regularly, because the moist is absorbed by the skin.