Today I attempt to cover that age-old question of “is using coconut oil as lube safe?” The truth is, there are many conflicting answers to this question. Some articles say it’s “perfectly safe,” and others say “stay far away!” And many of them are from reputable health websites. Trying to muddle through all this information can get confusing and frustrating. How do you know who’s telling the truth? Well, that’s where I come in. I spent hours upon hours researching the topic, finding pros, finding cons, and trying to figure out nearly everything I could about coconut oil. After days of research, finally, I am here to bring you an everything guide on what you need to know before using coconut oil as a lube.

Is It Safe for Anal Penetration 

Coconut oil is completely safe to use for anal sex; its long-lasting moisture makes for a smooth entry with little irritation to the anal tissue. As you may know, unlike the vagina, the anus doesn’t self-lubricate. On the contrary, the rectum doesn’t have a sensitive ph balance that you have to worry about setting off, so coconut oil should be your ass’ best friend. The more I learn about coconut oil, the more I endorse it as my number one lubricant for anal sex. Unlike most lubricants on the market, it’s affordable, natural, and creates a long-lasting clean frictionless glide. I haven’t tried anal sex yet, but I have given it to my partner using coconut oil, and they said they felt no pain at all. 

Is It Safe for Vaginal Penetration 

There is a constant debate going on about the safety of using coconut oil for vaginal penetration. If you ask me, I think coconut oil is completely safe to use, and it’s my go-to lubricant at the moment. Nonetheless, everyone’s body is different, and it is important to learn not only the benefits but also the potential risks of using it in this way.  

Benefits of Using Coconut Oil for Vaginal Penetration 

Coconut oil is completely natural. For the most part, it’s exceptionally easy to get your hands on an affordable jar of it with natural ingredients. On the opposite side of the spectrum, it’s just as easy to find an expensive, artificial ingredient lube. Hence, why go through the trouble of learning what lube is safe when you can buy a cheap jar of a longer-lasting natural product. Along with being longer-lasting, I also find that coconut oil is a lot slicker than all lubes I have tried. 

The slickness of coconut oil is its main attraction. It is extremely moisturizing, and because of this, it can help with pain during sex as well as vaginal dryness. It’s incredibly effective at removing friction during sex and helps create a seamless glide. 

The Drawbacks of Using Coconut Oil for Vaginal Penetration 

Unfortunately, coconut oil is not safe to use with latex condoms. It can break down and weaken the condom’s material and, as a result, cause it to be less effective. 

Coconut oil may also set off your vaginal ph balance. There is no definite evidence to prove it, but it’s important to know that this is a risk. Furthermore, if you are prone to yeast infections, I would be cautious if you plan to use coconut oil; it may increase your likelihood of obtaining one. 

Conclusion 

Coconut oil is my first pick when it comes to lube, and I have yet to find a brand on the market that comes close to competing. I have been using it for almost a year now, and I have nothing but positive things to say. So, is it safe to use as a lube? My answer to that question is it depends. What works for one person doesn’t always work for another. If you want to use it, try it, monitor your body, and see if there is any discomfort. Is there? Yes? Discontinue use. No? Yay! Who knows, you may just find your new favorite lube. 

Curious about where my love for coconut oil came from? Read my review on Bucked Wrangler’s Masturbation Cream.

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