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Destinee Carols
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As I type this I'm waving a hand around waiting for lube on it to dry...it's not working... XD

Anyways, I've noticed that the lube I'm using (KY Liquid, I think), when it's dry, is kind of tacky/sticky/greasy to the touch. (In fact, I'm pulling my fingers apart and the drying lube is forming long sticky mucus-y strings.) I'm not sure if this is actually the normal consistency for the lube? And if so...are there brands/types readily available in most supermarkets that don't have this sticky tackiness, or is it actually something necessary for the lube to work well?

It's kind of nasty after we use it and then snuggling commences when we don't bother getting up and cleaning off. xP Even the body's own personal lubricant seems to dry better and more comfortably than this.

I also have no idea what this lube is made of since the box was tossed a long time ago...my ex bought this and I don't think the box ever even came into my hands.

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Heather
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Well, lube is supposed to stick around: that's kind of the point.

Mind, there are better lubes out there than KY, but not better because they dry up faster: that wouldn't be very helpful with lube and would defeat the purpose.

I'm not sure what you mean by it being nasty, since my experience is that whether lube is made from the body or made from a manufacturer, when there's a lot of it, it tends to stick around afterwards and be pretty sticky or gooey until you wash up. Of course, you always have the option of washing up afterwards, or even just keeping tissues around to take care of it that way.

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Destinee Carols
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Nasty was a bit of a strong word. I guess I'm used to personal fluids drying on the body completely - dry to the touch, whereas the lube sticks around hours after, like if I don't wipe down afterwards, several hours later my thighs will still feel something between tacky/greasy. If this is characteristic of all lubes, of course, I don't mean to say that I plan never to wash up afterwards.
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I'd simply say that goop sticking around is something that can happen with lube from a bottle or from various body fluids, that's all.

But that neither has to, thanks to our friends tissue or washcloth. [Smile]

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All right; thanks for your help. [Smile]
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