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homemade water based lubricants

  • 1 part aloe vera gel
  • 1 part flax seed oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil

Mix the aloe vera, the lavender/peppermint oil and the flax seed. Let it sit over night and then you can use it.
Lube is great. It can make sex super pleasurable, it can help prevent condoms from breaking and it’s great to use when you’re having sex in a place that doesn’t lubricate itself.
Warning: if you store your homemade lube in the cupboard, it could become a great breeding ground for bacteria and it obviously doesn’t come with a preservative or an expiry date. Also, anyone can have any kind of reaction to a liquid etc that is going inside you that isn’t usually there, so make sure you see a doctor if something isn’t right.
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Whisk until it disolves. Put it in a pan and bring it to a boil. Turn it off and whisk until there’s no more lumps. Do a test on the wrist.
Warning: some people can actually have a severe reaction to aloe vera – either an allergic reaction, or contact dermatitis. And Peppermint essence can heighten the sensitivity for some people, but can also feel like chilli powder for others. Also, some oils and oil-based lubes can cause yeast infections.

  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 3 teaspoons of corn flour

First tip: use water and silicon based lubes with condoms, DO NOT use oils and oil-based lubes as it can break the latex.
The Hook Up brought in former Masterchef contestant Beau Cook to give us the low-down on a couple of 'lube alternatives' and to share their recipes.