Lube alternatives may seem like a cheap and easy way to enhance your sex life but trying to find a DIY alternative in your kitchen cabinet could cause damage to your health. There are some things you should definitely never use as lube. To help you avoid making a mistake here’s a list of lube alternatives to avoid at all costs.
Coconut oil is a popular product. You can use it on your skin, hair, food but it’s not ideal as a lubricant. Coconut oil has endless uses why is not recommended for sex? Because coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, which may disrupt the vaginal pH balance leading to infections (like yeast infections). Also, oils and oil-based substances weaken latex products, like condoms, which can mean you would be putting yourself at risk.
When asking the question, “what can I use as lube?”, a lot of people will think of petroleum jelly. You may be surprised to learn, however, that using this as lube is going to cause more harm than good. Again, petroleum jelly aka vaseline is an oil-based product, which breaks downs latex condoms. Using oil-based lube and latex condoms will cause the condom to degrade, leaving it more vulnerable to tears and rips. Therefore, this puts you at an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy.
More people than you might think use saliva as a homemade lube. Some might think that spit will enhance sex, but the truth is that spit actually provides very little lubrication. Only using spit as lube can lead to pain and unnecessary vaginal tearing, because spit tends to dry up faster than using a professionally manufactured lube.
Food can be great way to spice up the bedroom. However, inserting any type of food into the vagina can cause an infection. If you insert food into the vagina, you need to douche afterwards, however douching has also been linked to bacterial vaginosis.
Body lotions and hand creams
Some people might assume that because a product is moisturizing it can be used as a lubricant, but these products are not designed for internal use. They could affect the vagina’s pH and cause irritation, especially if they are perfumed products.
Baby oil is made from oil and we already know that oils and condoms don’t mix. Not only will baby oil decrease condom effectiveness but using baby oil in your vagina can increase your risk of developing a yeast infection.
What can I use as lube?
For the best lube, always stick to a specially designed sex lubricant like the ones at Momentum Intimacy. Momentum lube is created by highly-respected and board-certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Dr. Drai. It’s safe to use in any situation and makes it easy to keep your own momentum going. The Momentum brand has four specifically formulated lubes on the market to choose from: Silicone, Water-based, Hybrid and Organic.
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