By LubeLife Team | August 19, 2020
Everyone has been guilty of wanting to save a buck or two. When it comes to personal lubricants, many people are keen to make their own. At face value, a sex lube is something that seems pretty easy to make. And with plenty of articles and YouTube videos showing you how to make water-based lube, the process is made to look as simple as tying your shoelaces.
Before jumping into how you can make your own personal jar of horny delight, you first have to understand the best things to use as a lube.
Personal lubricants can be broken down into three major categories: water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based.
Each having their pros and cons, water-based and silicone-based lubricants are for people who use latex condoms and diaphragms. Because oil can break down the integrity of latex condoms and diaphragms, its use is slightly more sparse.
But what happens when you’re out of lube? Are there other things that could potentially help you get the job done?
Coconut oil is a great lube alternative. Coconut oil is extremely moisturizing meaning that women who suffer from vagina dryness, can use this to make sensations smoother. Coconut oil is also antibacterial, which helps avoid infections. Its other benefits are its sticky consistency. Stickiness normally results in a longer-lasting experience and diminishes the need for reapplication.
Stickiness is a double-edged sword because the chances of coconut oil sticking to and ruining sheets and clothes are much higher. The after sex vaginal and/or anal clean up is a factor that rarely gets addressed. Something as thick as coconut oil may get stuck and cause for a lengthy shower process.
Another common kitchen item that people consider a great lube alternative is olive oil. Yes, the same thing that you use to cook french fries could also help you get busy! Although olive oil is thick and slippery, there are many reasons why you should not bring it into the bedroom. For anyone that uses condoms, olive oil breaks down latex, leaving users susceptible to the spread of STD’s or other infections.
Olive oil can also have adverse reactions on those who have sensitive skin. If olive oil still sounds appealing, you may want to spot check before giving it a go.
Another product that would appear to be of low risk is baby oil. It has the word “baby” in the title. How bad could that possibly be?
While it may work for babies, it is not recommended as a lubricant. From a practical standpoint, baby oil is incredibly difficult to wash out of sheets. While baby oil creates a protective layer on the skin of a baby, that protective layer makes it very hard to wash off clothing and sheets.
Like olive oil, baby oil can enhance the risk of contracting vaginal infections. If not cleaned up thoroughly, baby oil can accelerate the growth of bacteria leading to things like a yeast infection. Baby oil also damages latex. As we’ve already discussed, a dysfunctional condom spells bad news for all parties.
While it may seem like rummaging through your kitchen and creating your own line of personal lubricants is cost-effective, the risks are much higher than the rewards. Even chemists struggle to replicate the correct amount of ingredients needed to create safe lubricants without practice and instructions.
At #LubeLife we take the guesswork out of everything by providing you with high-quality lubricants for whatever you wish to explore.
#LubeLifewater-based lubricants have natural and hypoallergenic formulas that make it the perfect bedroom companion.
#LubeLifesilicone-based lubricants have a long-lasting and thick formula that makes it the perfect choice for those who want to make their experiences a marathon.
While sexual exploration is always encouraged, don’t be too wild by creating a lube that is not safe. Severely burning and itchy private parts is not anyone’s definition of a hot night in.
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