- Strong odor
- Vaginal discharge
In fact, not all personal lubes on the market are created equal, and some aren’t great for your body (we’re talking about you, Astroglide). Good Clean Love, Sliquid and Yes! Lube are several brands that come highly recommended. You’ll find natural and organic options if you prefer your lubes to be free of chemicals. You can also choose from formulas such as those for anal sex or sensation lubes.
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.
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.
If the olive oil in your kitchen cabinet is pure, you can use it to keep things slick in the bedroom. You might already use coconut oil as part of your beauty routine, so it’s only natural to see if you can incorporate it into your sex life.
Chances are, you might have a silicone-based product in your bathroom. It might be a frizz treatment for your hair, a primer for your makeup, or a body glide that helps prevent discomfort from chafing. Silicone is good at keeping things slick and smooth, but unless that product is made from pure silicone (and especially when you’re using silicone toys), you might not want to use it as an alternative to lube. We’ll expand on this a bit later.
If you experience any of these symptoms, then stop using this lube immediately. You might need to see your OBGYN if you have an infection (or you could try some at-home remedies for your bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection).
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Like osmolality, pH remains unknown with most alternative lubes. Because your vagina is slightly acidic, a lube that’s basic might upset the pH balance and lead to an infection or funky odor. However, if your notice no adverse reactions, you can cautiously keep using your lube alternative.
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.
As long as you make sure that it’s 100% pure, decent quality, and not past its expiration date, then you can totally use olive oil as natural anal lube. Because olive oil is a lighter plant-based oil, it’s more ideal for vaginal and anal sex when compared to some of its plant-based oil brethren. Similarly to coconut oil, you need to bear in mind that the oil will destroy latex/polyisoprene condoms and take a while to leave your body.
- Coconut oil (desired amount)
- Lavender essential oil (4 drops)
- Peppermint essential oil (3 drops)
- YlangYlang essential oil (4 drops)
- Geranium essential oil (4 drops)
- Jasmine essential oil (3 drops)
If you’re feeling crafty and want to cook up (not literally) some DIY anal lube recipes at home, then we’ve got a couple of recipes for you to try out below. We’ve cherry-picked the more simple and straightforward recipes we could find – no one wants to spend 4 hours slaving over a hot stove just to make a little booty lube.
No, great anal sex requires a good anal lube – and lots of it. And although there are many different types of lube which could do the job, they can be expensive and hard to come by, especially if they’re of high quality. Ideally, anal sex requires a longlasting silicone-based lube like Gun Oil, which can be pricey and hard to find.
While I do like the taste/smell of olives personally, I’m not sure that I’d call it “sexy” per se.
Aloe Vera gel
Aloe Vera gel is naturally a water-based lube which means that it can be used with condoms! This makes it ideal as a general-purpose go-to household lube for both vaginal and anal sex, with or without condoms involved. It’s cheaper than most water-based lubes, which is great, but it can become a little bit sticky as it dries, which some people find uncomfortable… so watch out for that.
The great thing about coconut oil lube is that it smells amazing and it’s cheap to buy, so you can have plenty of bareback anal sex without racking up a huge lubricant bill.
Also, do keep in mind that many types of coconut oil are solid at room temperature, so you might need to gently heat the coconut oil up a few degrees (nothing major) in order to turn it into a liquid. However, if you’re living in a relatively warm climate, the oil might already be liquid at room temperature anyway.
Some people naturally make the assumption that because liquid soap is cleansing, it must be okay to use as an anal lubricant. While there is some logic to that, it doesn’t hold up in reality. In fact, soap can cause burning sensations for the genitals, especially the penis and vagina, so it’s not a great idea to risk it for anal.
Homemade Anal Lube – Household Lubes & DIY Recipes For Anal Sex Lubricant. From Olive Oil to Coconut Oil, There Are Many Anal Lubricants You Can Create!