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Our Products

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ID lubricants ® are specially formulated to enhance personal pleasure and sexual comfort. ID lubricants ® products are designed to help reduce friction during sexual encounters whether using solo or with or without condoms. When using condoms, proper lubrication helps prolong the integrity of the condom as well as increase overall stimulation. ID lubricants ® help you enjoy safer and more pleasurable sexual experiences.
All ID lubricants ® products are manufactured in compliance with strict FDA guidelines for cleanliness and safety. In addition, every ID lubricants ® product is rigorously tested and formulated with the highest quality ingredients available. Unlike other companies, ID owns our own formulas which mean you'll NEVER find another lubricant that matches the quality and integrity of our products. The premium ingredients that are used in every ID product ensure a long lasting, friction-free intimate experience.
The short answer is: everyone! ID lubricants ® products are not defined by an age bracket, specific gender, or sexual preference. ID has an ever growing list of products that apply to any adult's sexual wellness and satisfaction.
Vaginal dryness or decreased lubrication is a common condition that may be caused by many factors such as stress, menopause, frequent sexual intercourse, pregnancy, after the birth of child or while breastfeeding, and for many other reasons. Other causes for decreased lubrication may include the side effects of some drugs including common medications such as over-the-counter and prescription antihistamines, oral contraceptives, ulcer medication, blood pressure medication, or antidepressants, to name a few. It is normal for women's natural vaginal moisture to vary from time to time including during her menstrual cycle. Also, lack of or reduced lubrication is not a reflection of not being “turned on” by a partner either as there are many factors that are in play when needing a personal lubricant. Water-based ID Glide ® has been approved by the FDA as a 510(k) medical device to help supplement personal moisture and all of our other personal lubricants work equally as well.
ID lubricants ® are not solely intended to aid with personal dryness issues. ID lubricants ® can be used to increase the overall pleasure of any intimate experience. Many women believe the friction associated with intercourse is normal and this simply is not the case. It means that her natural lubrication is not enough for her sexual encounter and this is where ID personal lubricants can be used. Also, a small application of ID Glide ® in the tip of a condom will increase sensation for men and, because of interior and exterior friction, can significantly decrease the chance of the condom bursting at the tip which is where the majority of condom failures occur. Application of ID lubricants ® to the outside of the condom will help reduce friction and possible irritation during sexual intercourse, thus helping to maximize the enjoyment and pleasure one may experience.
We offer several of our lubricants which are designed to increase sensation to add to your intimate play. ID Pleasure ® is our popular ID Glide ® with the added stimulating ingredients of red clover, ginko biloba and menthol; ID Sensation ® lotion which can be added to any of our other products for a sensuous warming sensation; ID Stimulating Gel for her in “Mild” and “Wild” formulas; ID Moments ® Warming, which is glycerin- and paraben-free and contains uniquely different ingredients to help achieve a new level of sexual excitement! We also have two water based formulas of our glycerin and paraben free line of lubricants, ID HERO ®, that will add stimulation: HERO Heat Ray warming lubricant and HERO Cool Blast cooling lube. For a POW! ZING! good time, use the two of them together!
ID Stimulating Gel for her (also known as Stim Gel) is different because of the active ingredients in the product. ID Stim Gel is available in both "Mild" and "Wild" formulas whereas the only difference is the quantity of the active ingredients including ginseng, passion flower, yohimbe, niacin and vanillyl butyl ether, or VBE. ID Stim Gel is applied to the clitoris and because our ID Stim Gel is a topical (not absorbed into the skin), it can easily wash off when she's done.
ID Lubricants ® water-based products {ID Glide ®, ID Pleasure ®, ID Sensation ®, ID Moments ®, ID Moments ® Warming, ID HERO ® H2O, Cool Blast and Heat Ray, Juicy Lube and Frutopia} are all designed to provide long lasting, friction free intimacy. With water-based lubricants, the water may evaporate with friction and will usually require infrequent re-application or reactivation with water or saliva. ID Lubricants ® water-based products are non-staining and leave no sticky or tacky feel without any left over residue. If needed, they also clean up easily only using water.
ID Lubricants ® silicone products {ID ® Millennium ®, ID ® Velvet ®, ID HERO ® Super Slick and ID Moments ® Silicone} provide more longer lasting and water resistant uses than our water-based products. Because our ID Lubricants ® silicone lubricants do not dissolve in water, they are great for use in pools, hot tubs or the bath. On another note, silicone lubricants may stain delicate fabrics and may require extra care during laundering. Generally, higher end detergents with built-in degreasers will remove ID Lubricants ® silicone formulations from fabric.
ID Lubricants ® offers one oil- based product, ID him Cream, which is specifically designed for long lasting personal play. ID Lubricants ® him Cream provides a uniquely sensual experience that cleans up easily with water and leaves behind no oily residue. ID him Cream contains the moisture-rich ingredients of mineral oil, petrolatum, and lanolin and is available in unscented and leather scented. ID him Cream is also great for moisturizing hands and feet and the leather scent also works as a leather conditioner that even “recharges” the leather scent of the product.
Also, oil-based lubricants such as ID him Cream should not be used in conjunction with condoms as the oils can break down condoms, reduce their effectiveness and may even cause breakage. Oil based lubricants should also not be used vaginally as the oily ingredients do not flush out of the body as easily as water-based or silicone lubricants.
ID ® Juicy Lube ®s are fun flavored lubricants that are sweetened with saccharin and aspartame, both artificial sweeteners used in countless food products. ID Frutopia uses only natural flavors that are derived from the fruit themselves and contains no artificial sweeteners or sugars. The sweetness in ID Frutopia is what you'd taste when you enjoy the fruit itself. In fact, ID Frutopia is so pure, it's vegan!
ID Lubricants ® are all free from animal based products with the exception of ID him Cream which contains lanolin*. The glycerin used in all ID Lubricants ® water-based formulas are manufactured with vegetable glycerin derived only from plants. All other ingredients in our products are derived from either plant or synthetic sources.
ID Lubricants ® him Cream is formulated with lanolin, a natural wax found in sheep's wool. Lanolin is extracted AFTER the wool has been sheared from the sheep and is forced through extractor rollers. There is no harm done to the animals and lanolin is considered a by-product of the wool industry.
ID Glide ® is approved by the FDA as a 510(k) medical device for use with condoms, both latex and polyurethane. All of our products, excluding the oil-based him Cream, are safe to use with latex products including latex gloves and dams.
All ID Lubricants ® water-based formulas can be used with any toy that is used internally or externally. ID Lubricants ® water-based formulas are safe for skin-like textured toys, glass, hard or soft plastic and all rubber toys. ID silicone formulas can be used with glass, TPR and TPE rubber toys (thermo plastic rubber and thermo plastic elastomer) and hard plastic toys (please be careful when using glass toys with silicone lubricant because of the excessive slipperiness of the two). Because silicone toys such as dildos and vibrators are manufactured with different types and formulas of silicone, we suggest using only water-based lubricants with silicone toys. The reason for this is that some silicone toy ingredients can dissolve with silicone lubricants, creating a sticky surface which cannot be washed off and will ultimately destroy the toy.
ID Lubricants ® products are not spermicides nor do they contain any spermicidal ingredients. As with most topical lubricants, use will inhibit the mobility or movement of sperm. Our recommendation is to limit use to the outer area of the vagina during attempted conception and it is always advised to consult your doctor to determine their recommendation as well.
ID Lubricants ® do not contain any spermicides and in general, we do not recommend the use of any ID Lubricants ® product in conjunction with a spermicidal lubricant. Using another lubricant can dilute the spermicide and greatly reduce the effectiveness of the spermicidal ingredients.
No. Glycerin, a major ingredient in several of our lubricants (excluding the ID Moments ® line of glycerin- and paraben-free lubricants, ID silicone lubricants and ID him Cream) is often confused with being a sugar because it does have a sweet taste although it is NOT a sugar nor contains sugar. Glycerin, sometimes referred to as glycerine or glycerol, is a tribydric alcohol. The terms glycerin, glycerine and glycerol are often used interchangeably as ingredients and is non-toxic and non-irritating in its varied uses. Glycerin is derived from natural sources and ID uses only vegetable derived glycerin in our products.
Glycerin itself is not the cause or exacerbates a yeast infection (which is a common belief) since glycerin can metabolize in the liver into glucose (a sugar). Because glycerin is an alcohol, it cannot be converted to glucose in the vagina. Also, many over-the-counter treatments for yeast infection contain glycerin which again proves its efficacy as an ingredient in lubricants.
There are many different reasons why a person may have sensitivity to a personal lubricant. For consumers who are unable to use regular lubricants without irritation, ID Lubricants ® has developed two lines of gentle lubricants to satisfy their needs. The ID Moments ® products are gentle and safe enough for everyday use and contain no glycerin or parabens. ID Moments ® is our water-based and hypoallergenic formula, ID Moments ® Warming water-based lubricant is also glycerin- and paraben-free provides an extra special tingle. Hypoallergenic ID Moments ® Silicone lubricant only contains three different silicones with no glycerin or parabens or other ingredients. The entire ID HERO ® line is also glycerin- and paraben-free and both the HERO H2O and silicone HERO Super Slick are hypoallergenic. The warming HERO Heat Ray and cooling HERO Cool Blast are also glycerin- and paraben-free and made with gentle ingredients that still provide a stimulating and tingling experience.
All ID Lubricants ® products are non-toxic and not harmful if ingested.
ID Lubricants ® water-based lubricants do not contain any dyes or artificial color that would stain fabrics. ID Lubricants ® silicone lubricants may stain or leave a residue on gentle fabrics and to remove these stains, use a detergent that contains degreasing agents or add a small amount of powdered dish soap to the laundry. Most silicone residue can be removed with proper laundering methods. If in doubt, test a drop or two of the lubricant in an inconspicuous spot and launder it to see if it leaves a stain.
ID Lubricants ® can be found at adult specialty shops and retail boutiques around the world and selected varieties of our products can also be found in major drug stores. ID Lubricants ® are also available on many adult products websites as well.

Our Company

The things people ask about the company

Based in Orange County, CA, Westridge Laboratories, Inc. is the company that formulates, manufactures and distributes ID Lubricants.
Westridge Laboratories Inc. / ID Lubricants ® has been manufacturing and distributing high quality personal lubricants since 1993.
You may contact us at the following:

Westridge Laboratories, Inc.
1671 E. Saint Andrew Place,
Santa Ana CA, 92705
Phone: (714) 259-9400  Toll-free: 1 (800) 646-2096 
International: +1-714-259-9400  Fax: (714) 259-9401 
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Westridge Laboratories, Inc.
1671 E. Saint Andrew Place, Santa Ana CA, 92705
Phone:  (714) 259-9400
Toll-free:  1 (800) 646-2096
International:  +1-714-259-9400
Fax:  (714) 259-9401

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