Coconut oil is absolutely wonderful. Not only does it smell brilliant, but it is also incredibly healthy too. Nowadays, many people actually use it in their cooking as opposed to other slightly unhealthier oils (corn oil, vegetable oil, etc.). On this page, we are not going to talk about its use as cooking oil though. Oh no. We are instead going to talk about the use of this wonderful oil as a lubricant for sex. So, can it be used as a lubricant? The answer is yes. I am sure you are after a slightly more well-rounded answer than that though.
Coconut oil is all-natural, providing you purchase the coconut oil from a reputable vendor. This means that there are no preservatives or extra ingredients which can lead to an allergic reaction in a person. It is actually ‘safe’ to have inside of you. Straight away, this means that coconut oil as a lubricant has the potential to be a rather good idea.
It is, however, worth noting that in rare cases people can have an allergic reaction to the coconut oil. It will not be a severe reaction, but it is going to cause a little bit of discomfort. I therefore suggest that you test out the oil first on a less sensitive part of the body to make sure that there are no issues.
Many people will use coconut oil as a lubricant because it is far better than water-based lubricants. This means that you need to use less of it in order to get that desired effect. It also tends to last a lot longer. Coconut oil is also a great deal cheaper as you can pick it up from your local health food store, or in some cases, the pharmacy (do check the ingredients list if you are going to go down that route!)
To cap it off, coconut oil is known to act as an anti-fungal. This means that it has the potential to keep yeast infections and the like at bay. Many people actually suggest using coconut oil on the yeast infection to clear up the symptoms, so you don’t just have to be using it for sex!
One word of warning though, you should not use coconut oil with condoms, particularly latex condoms. This is because it does have the potential to break down the integrity of the condom. This means that the condom is going to be a whole lot less effective at keeping sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy at bay. If you are going to use condoms in combination with coconut oil, then I really do suggest that you try and use some other form of birth control at the same time. This will help to add an extra level of protection for you.
Remember, coconut oil is brilliant as a lube, but be aware of its few limitations. Try it out by all accounts, but bear in mind that other lubes may be more effective for you.