A wise person once said ‘Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter…’. And I couldn’t agree more. Masturbation and lubricant go hand in hand (well, cock in hand) and I definitely find it far more enjoyable when things are slick and slippery.
Which is why when MEO asked me if I would like to test out their new Stroke Masturbation lubricant, the answer was an unequivocal yes! We’ve tried various ‘dedicated’ masturbation lubricant in the past. The one I personally liked most was the Ride Rub Stroke Oil by Sliquid. But, as lovely as it is, it’s very runny, and if you are not careful, you can make a bit of a mess (although thankfully I don’t need to worry about that so much nowadays…).
I would like to thank MEO for sending us the Stroke Masturbation Lubricant free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Much like their hybrid lube, Stroke arrives in a simple black pump top container. However, Stroke is a far nice name to have plastered on the side of the bottle. Although you still can’t hide what it is! Stroke appears to be a Hybrid lube as well, containing a mix of both water and silicone, however Stroke contains Dimethicone, which their standard hybrid lube does not contain. From what i’ve discovered from the google machine is that Dimethicone is an FDA approved safe silicone that is added to lubricants to keep them feeling ‘soft and silky’ (source). If anyone wants to confirm, that would be great!
But going back to what I know, Stroke does indeed have a consistency similar to the hybrid lubricant. I would say that Stroke has a slightly paler colour, and looks more ‘gel’ like than cream. It’s fairly odourless and tasteless, and the pump bottle is easy to use, even when hands are slightly slippery.
So how does it actually fair as a masturbation lubricant? Well, I have to say amazingly well. The difference between the hybrid lube and the stroke lube becomes more apparent as you use it. When you initially dispense the Stroke lube, I was unsure whether this was going to become slippery enough, as it’s incredibly thick. But as you begin to work it up and down, it becomes far looser and slipperier and warms up pretty quick.
It keeps it’s slick consistency pretty much throughout the whole of my session, and I certainly did not feel the need to reapply. My other half agrees; the first handjob I gave him with Stroke ended extremely well, and at no point did he feel it had become sticky. It was after this that I was able to see the real difference between the 2 lubricants.
Stroke says extremely soft, slippery and very silky but goes ‘dry’. Not really sure how to explain it – the normal hybrid lube keeps a ‘wet’ feel even as it starts to dry out. Here, the lube does dry out, but I found that I was still able to glide with ease, without any chafing. This would make it definitely not suitable to use as a substitute for regular lube during intercourse or with toys. But it certainly made solo stroking much more enjoyable. My hands (and my penis) felt incredibly soft and smooth after use as well; so that’s always a bonus.
Going back to the top of the page, wetter really is better. Don’t get me wrong, I can masturbate without lube and it’s fine. But once you get things slick with a bit of lube, the sensation is just so much better. My issue with most lubes though, is that I find water-based lubes become far too sticky. And whilst silicone lubes are perfect for intercourse, I don’t find them as pleasurable for solo play.
Stroke is a healthy mix of both. It’s washable like a water-based lube, but keeps the longevity and silkiness thanks to the silicone. You get 100ml in the pot for around €17. This is a little pricey, but actually, one little pump is usually enough to give enough lube for a decent sensation. Realistically, it could last a fair while (dependent on how many times a day/week/month you take yourself off for some self love).
Where to Buy
You can buy Stroke Masturbation lube direct from MEO for €16,90 (£15.13 as of 20/10/2016).
I would like to thank MEO.de for sending out the Stroke Masturbation Cream for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect or alter my opinions on this, or any other product we receive for review. All thoughts and experiences are 100% genuine and my own. Affiliate links have been used within this post.
MEO Stroke Masturbation Lubricant
Pros: Mixes the best bits of both water-based and silicone lubes, easy to use pump dispenser, stays slick and slippery for a while once it’s warmed up. Doesn’t get sticky once it starts to dry out.
Cons: Not really a con per se, but it’s definitely only for ‘solo’ external use.
Bottom Line: For those who like a bit of moisture when they are jacking off; this cream is slick, slippery and minimal fuss.What more can you ask for?