Saturday, August 12, 2006

How Was "Astroglide" Named?

From Wikipedia:

>Astroglide is a brand of personal lubricant manufactured by BioFilm Inc. Astroglide consists of purified water, glycerin, propylene glycol, polyquaternium 15, methylparaben and propylparaben.

The consistency of Astroglide is similar to that of pre-ejaculate. Aficionados like how it doesn't get absorbed as fast as traditional products, nor does it get thick and gummy like some others while its effectiveness may be replenished with water (or equivalent). Despite being more expensive than some other brands of lubricant on the market, Astroglide sales are increasing and expected to exceed $16 million in 2006.

The name relates to its origin, as its inventor, Dan Wray, discovered it while working on the cooling system of a space shuttle at Edwards Air Force Base in 1977. It was originally licensed to a small company in North Hollywood (in 1982) which failed in 1991, allowing Wray to regain the rights.

You can visit Astroglide's website here.

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posted by Staff @ 8:10 PM