While I don’t think I would ever purchase this product, it is pretty cool. It is just like it sounds; anal lubricant packaged in such a way as to “shoot” out the lube into the colon (even though the instructions only say “apply to anal area”) in order to thoroughly lubricate both sphincters and the colon.
That’s great since those things don’t lubricate themselves and not having enough lube on them can be uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst. Pairing a thicker lube with an applicator that makes it easier to get the lube right where it needs to be could make the anal experience much more friendly for some people. And it is a thick lube. Quite thick, actually.
Now, onto why I probably would not buy it.
• The ingredients list: Purified Water (yes!), Glycerin (OK), Hydroxyethylcellulose (wtf?), Chlorhexidine (wtf?), Gluconate (not awful), Methylaparaben (wtf), Gludono Delta Lactone (wtf?), Sodium Hydroxide (meh) Generally I like less than that many wtfs in something that goes on or in my body.
• All the effing packaging. These things come six to a box and are all individually wrapped in plastic. Each applicator is intended for single use. That’s a lot of waste for some good ole fashioned butt sex. Ill probably just keep putting god fearing lube on sex toys and applying it that way.
So there ya have it. Cool product, wasteful and full of chemicals. Pros and Cons, yo.
Astroglide Shooters sound like a drink some horndog frat guy would try to make me chug at a bar. If I went to bars like that. Ever.
Drink confusion aside, its actually anal lubricant specifically designed to be shot into your ass or the ass of someone else. If youve engaged in anal play, you already know that lubricant can make or break the experience. If you havent, then Im telling you now. Lubricant is very important what kind you use and how its applied.
The Shooters lubricant itself is very thick, which is helpful in the case of anal sex because it creates more of a buffer. Its good friction, not go-curl-up-fetal-position-in-a-corner friction. The Shooter lubricant is also long lasting without uncomfortable residue. Not once did we need to re-lube. Including warm-up. (Be amazed!)
The downside is that one Shooter actually has a bit too much lube. After God only knows how long, Joseph deemed my ass too slippery and had to remove the condom and switch to my vagina. Using about half as much works very effectively without sacrificing ease of play.
For reasons that I wont get into, anal play can be very difficult for me. The first time we used the Shooter lubricant wasnt fireworks for Joseph, per se, but it certainly made me feel like I could enjoy anal sex much more easily. And I do. Its been fantastic.
I just wish there was a product like this that was re-usable. Maybe made of silicone that I could fill with lubricant, insert, use, and then sanitize the way I do my sex toys. It would cost more initially, but itd be worth it. In fact, my pretentious hippie nonsense will prevent me from wanting this product in the future, after we run out. Well have to apply thick, long-lasting lube the old fashioned way.
Thankfully, Astroglide has that down.