Coconut oil is not just good as a moisturizer, make-up remover, hair conditioner or for use in cooking, but it is also great as a lubricant for your private parts. Although many people may not need lube during sexual play or intercourse, it does not mean that using some may not enhance your sexual pleasure. It’s also great for use during masturbation for both men and women, it’s not sticky, and leaves a moisturizing feel as well.
Coconut oil has many qualities that make it a great lube:
- It retains heat. There is scientific evidence that supports the notion that warmth can help relieve discomfort during sex, thereby making orgasms easier to achieve. Using coconut oil as a lubricant is great because you can use it all over your body and most men say that one of the best parts about a vagina is the warmth it provides during intercourse. This is also reason why men love oral sex, because it mimics the same sensations including heat as the vagina. Using coconut oil as your lubricant will help keep the area warm by retaining heat, thus making orgasm achievement more successful.
- It’s a natural anti-fungal. Frequent sex can sometimes knock off a woman’s pH levels and can thereby cause yeast infections to occur. When a man ejaculates into a vagina, the semen can also knock off a woman’s pH level because semen has a drastically different pH level than the average healthy vagina. This can both cause infections, and make women more susceptible to infections. Not using condoms in general can make you more susceptible to all things like pregnancy, STI’s and other infections. This is why it’s very important that before you decide to have unprotected sex, you and your partner use protection until you’ve been monogamous, and have gotten tested together, then use protection for the next 6 months to allow for the proper incubation period for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV (this can take up to 6 months to show up in your system and if it’s a silent HIV infection it can sometimes take years to be discovered!)
- It has healing properties. Science suggests that coconut oil has many healing properties to it. Sex play of all kinds, especially fingering and intercourse can result in chafing of the skin leaving a burning sensation, especially when you pee after sex. Using coconut oil as lubricant during sex play, especially intercourse can reduce this burning sensation by lubricating the skin, reducing chafing and its healing properties soothe the skin as well. A dry vagina can also feel itchy at times too, and itchiness doesn’t always mean there is an infection. Coconut oil can actually help relieve some of this discomfort.
Aside from these great reasons to use coconut oil as your lubricant, there are some things to be wary of!
- Test it first. You should always test a new substance in a sensitive area of your skin such as the inside of your arm to make sure that you’re not allergic to it. It’s very important to test both you and your partner, because nothing is worse than an allergic reaction, especially on your private parts!
- Not for use with condom. If you and your partner are using condoms, YAY! You’re being safe and smart about your sexual health. Unfortunately though, using coconut oil with condoms can break down the latex making it less efficient and thereby less protective against pregnancy, and all sexually transmitted infections. In your case, it’s best to use water-based lubricants. Be careful if you’ve used it for masturbation purposes and then use a condom shortly after, this can also alter the efficacy of your condom!
How to use it?
First and foremost, I recommend using organic coconut oil, as it’s less processed leaving you with the good stuff. Coconut oil usually comes in a jar and has a clumpy like consistence until it warms up. If you keep it in a warm room or even by the sun it will most likely liquify thereby making it easier to use. If your room is cold like mine, just warm it up in your hands for a second and it will liquify then too. I’d say a nickel size clump should suffice, but it also depends on how much you’re doing! Keep it by your bedside or under the bed for easy access!
Does it ruin your sheets?
I can’t say that it’s ruined mine and I use it for everything from hair conditioner, facial moisturizer and teeth whitener to lubricant too!
Is it expensive?
I buy mine from Trader Joe’s like the one in the photo and a whole 16 oz jar costs $5.99! I can tell you this, the jar will last you longer than your partner and vibrator combined!
Does it taste weird if you decide to go down on your partner during intercourse?
This depends on the user, some people enjoy the taste and smell, while other people don’t enjoy it at all. It’s all up to you to try and decide, but the good news is that if you get it in your mouth, it’s not going to negatively affect your body.
*If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to check any of this information with your medical professional!