Are you looking for other options for natural sex lube? Check out this post on natural lubricants.
Trying lube alternatives is just one more way to take control of your sex life, and that’s definitely something a bad girl would do! But make sure to pay attention to any changes just to be safe. You might find that you prefer store-bought lube or wonder why you took so long to try coconut oil as a personal lubricant.
When you cut the aloe vera plant, it creates a gel to help heal itself. That gel has proven to be healing and soothing for humans. We often use it to treat burns, especially sunburns, and some lubes you can buy contain this as an ingredient.
Coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and avocado oil are among the natural oils that people have tried as a personal lubricant. Some people also use Vitamin E oil. Coconut oil is definitely the crowd favorite and may even help treat certain fungal infections ; although, each of these oils comes with unique properties. Sweet almond oil, for example, has a pleasant smell.
There is a bit of debate over whether oil is safe for use vaginally. Some people swear by coconut oil or other natural lube alternatives because they’re silky and leave your skin moisturized. But oils are heavier than water-based or silicone-based lubes and can potentially clog pores, leading to an infection.
Egg whites have a surprising number of benefits. You can use them as a hair mask and, surprisingly, lube for sex. They’re slippery and moisturizing, which makes them a viable alternative for both uses. Now, there’s a small risk of getting a salmonella infection, but there doesn’t seem to be any reports of it from vaginal use. While most people recover from salmonella on their own, the poisoning can lead to death .
Finally, if you’re using a silicone-based lube alternative, it might not play nice with your silicone toys (get our recommendations for silicone toys in the best sex toys list). There’s a chance that the silicone will react, and your toy can become gummy and lose its porosity. You can check by putting a small amount of the lube on the base of the toy and rubbing vigorously for 10 minutes to simulate use. If the surface of the toy becomes tacky, then you’ll need to keep looking for a compatible lube to use with your toy.
Discover more about compatibility in our guide to lube.
Just because you can use a product on another part of your body doesn’t mean it will go over well as a personal lubricant. The best practice is to try a bit of the product as lube and see how it works. Pay attention for the following symptoms that you might experience.
From plants to food, you might be surprised what you have at home that can be used as an alternative to lube if you've run out.
- Bustle – 3 Natural Alternatives To Lube Because Your Household Items Will Help You Improvise [Link]
- Scarleteen – Lube 101: A Slick Little Primer [Link]
- Lube Zone – How to Make Your Own Lube for Sex [Link]
Planned Parenthood Toronto [Link] and many sexual health clinics offer free lube samples, but if that’s not accessible for you, here are some alternatives:
If you are unable to get lube that is made specifically for sexual purposes, there are a few things you could try to make on your own!
As a general disclaimer though, it’s always a good idea to do a skin patch test before using your DIY lube. This is where you test out the homemade lube on a different area of your body that your butt or your genitals, just to make sure that you’re not going to have an allergic reaction or anything to it (which can really ruin a romantic mood). A good place to test is on the inside of your elbow. Keep in mind that you know your body best, and some of these products may not work for you, but there are still lots of options!
Here are some links with more ideas and strategies for DIY lube:
Did you know that you can make your own lube in your kitchen?
Check out our Making Safer Sex Sexy info page for information on non-DIY lube [Link].
Lubricant, also known as lube, is a gel-like substance that’s intended to reduce friction, making sex acts feel smoother and more comfortable. Lube can make all kinds of sex feel much better, on your own, with a partner, with toys — you name it! Buying lube can be pretty easy (you can buy lube in many drugstores) but for many reasons it can also be tricky for some people (like if you don’t have a lot of money, are under 18 and not able to buy lube from sex stores, can’t access a sexual health clinic for free samples, etc.).
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