By far this is one of the best personal lubrications I have ever used. It provides a natural feel for both you and your partner. It definitely does not feel like it is water based as far as use, nor consistancy. It is very thick when you put it on your fingers. It has no smell to it before or after use. I am in love with this product. This product is not what I expected as water based. I thought it would feel thin and not be worth a buck. It is thick, slick, has a natural feel, and is long lasting. It does not wear off and you do not have to reapply it. It also it easy to clean up and does not mess up any type of clothe. I love this product and would recommend to any adult.