You probably heard it before, coconut oil has many health benefits so it makes for a great intimate lube. You can put it all over your body, it smells nice, you can eat it and it has anti bacterial properties. There is no need to expose your body to chemicals when mother nature is just handing it out to you.
# Coconut oil & menstrual cups
Some women often ask what lube to use to help insert their menstrual cup. I think that most of the time it’s not necessary since you are bleeding it’s already quite slippery in there. If you are not bleeding at this very moment I find that making the cup wet with water is enough.
If you feel like you really need a lube you can use a water based lube which would not stay as long as oil. Never use a silicone based lube with a cup since it could break down the material of your cup.
From experience having oil inside the vagina while wearing a menstrual cup can encourage it to travel more up than it normally would. Then again I don’t have moisture problem so each to their own to find out what works best. it’s worth a try if insertion is a bit of an issue for you.
# Coconut oil & vaginal conditions
Because it’s got anti bacterial property it will help you fight off yeast infection so why not use it while having sex. Mind you, you don’t have to wait to have sex to use it. You can use coconut oil as a base to mix other things like tea tree oil to help you fight various vaginal infections. You can read more on my article for home remedies to get rid of bad vaginal odor
# Coconut oil & contraception
In some cases oil-based lubricants can break down latex condoms making them ineffective. Opt for polyurethane condoms instead when using coconut oil. They are usually used by women allergic to latex.
If you are trying to get pregnant, the stickiness of the oil might challenge sperm to swim up so better stick to water based if you are trying to conceive. On the other hand, it’s probably a good help to contraception (not by itself! there may be some really good swimmers out there!)
# Coconut oil & sexy time
Massage with it, eat it, put it all over inside out, there is no limitation on how you can use it in the bedroom.
Oil lubricants also provide a hell of lot more staying power than water-based lubes but yes it’s more oily so it’s not for everyone. I wouldnt put too much, if you put some a little outside your labia where it can be a bit uncomfortable (perineum area), a bit on hands but I wouldn’t put a whole lot inside, you have natural moisture and you might not feel as much if you “over oil”.