Here's a review I read online. I printed this information and took it with me when I went shopping for some lube.
Didn't buy the KY but went after the AstroGlide
which works wonders. My wife and I like that. We have the coconut oil as well, but haven't used it yet. CO is said to work wonders.
Okay, so hubby and I have gone through quite a variety of lubes, so I decided I would post a review for anyone who was curious. Feel free to add your own favorites. I know TONS of you like CO, but there are other options out there!
1) Coconut Oil:
-might as well start here.
PROS: DH and I liked that it didn't dry up and it was relatively inexpensive compared to other lubes.
CONS: It's rock hard most of the year here in Canada, it also went "bad" after about a year and got all grainy.
2) KY Gel:
-this was our "default" lube for the past 2.5 years
PROS: it's easy to use, it's effective.
CONS: it tends to dry out and feel sticky after a little while
3) KY Warming:
PROS: none for us. It's great for those who can handle warming
CONS: even using a very small amount this stuff HURT!!! I immediately washed it off as the burning sensation grew stronger and stronger.
4) KY Silk:
-KY's silicone lube
PROS: -it doesn't dry out
CONS: -DH and I SLOWLY learned that we didn't like silicone lubes. They have a more "velvety" feel to them rather than a cool slipperiness (which we prefer)
5) Vivid Girl
: -silicone lube
PROS: -great for in the water
CONS: -again, DH SLOWLY learned that we didn't like silicone lubes. We tried a couple before we realized it was the SILICONE we didn't like, rather than the individual lube.
6) Boy Butter
: -water-based creme lube
PROS: very different from any other lubes, it was like a lotion
CONS: it dried out after a while and left little white globules all over the skin and hair-down-there. Not pretty. On the upside though, it makes a great hand creme
7) Astroglide Liquid:
-water-based "natural feeling" lube
PROS: It's officially our ABSOLUTE FAVORITE LUBE
. It's got a stringy consistency meant to imitate natural lube. It's got a satisfying slippery feel, a little goes a long way, and it doesn't seem to dry out very quickly.
CONS: None yet, other than maybe price... but all lubes tend to be pricey.
ALL of the above lubes cost around $10. The CO was in a large jar (about 2 cups) , the Boy Butter and Vivid Girl were in larger tubes ( about 4oz) , everything else was in smaller tubes (about 2.5 oz).