Imagine this: you are finally in the mood for some passionate action, your partner as well, and you both make your way to the bed, take off your clothes, get in the mood, maybe bring out a sex toy or two.
You reach for your bedtime drawer to get lube and… The bottle is empty. Seriously? It feels like we never get to empty some things: chapsticks, soap, shaving gel… Lube is gone?!
Don’t let this inconvenience step between you and a set of great orgasms tonight, just check out the things you already have at home and make personal homemade lubricant! You will really enjoy all with DIY lube all night.
Now, wait, we know what you’re thinking: „Using my kitchen things as lube?! Unsanitary!” Don’t get us wrong, we would always prefer real water lube above any of these choices, but sometimes you’re not in the position to choose.
Is using homemade lube safe?
This is one of the most popular questions on homemade DIY lube. Many people want to know if they’re risking their health when using non-lube things as lube.
The thing is, no serious issues can happen. You won’t die or encounter pain. However, if you have a sensitive genital area, you might experience itching or swelling. If you’re allergic, things may get a little bit nasty (not in a good way, though).
Women who have issues with UTIs and fungal infections should also not embark on adventures like this one. It would be a much smarter idea to grab your car and run to the nearest store.
Long story short, DIY homemade lube is an issue if it’s heavily processed and only for those who usually encounter problems in their intimate parts.
If your vagina/penis is all healthy and happy, no worries, this won’t suddenly create problems for you.
What are the positives to homemade lubricant?
Some of these options may even become better than regular lube in your mind. A lot of women enjoy the fragrance of these; People like to use organic products only and therefore lube creates an issue…
If you’re into some sticky action, you might get aroused by some of these. It has been reported that men get hard easier when there is a „more interesting“ substance between them and their lady.
Beware of the babies!
Well, besides the fact that you may not enjoy the taste of some of these, there aren’t many negative things about lube.
However, be cautious when using a condom with it! We cannot stress enough how many people used some „unconventional” lube that ended up dissolving the condom somewhere on its surface… You don’t want to have a baby if you’re using a condom, right?
Homemade lube cannot be used with condoms and you should decide to check it out only if you’re having sex with someone you can trust: no STIs. But, that’s pretty much a golden rule for sex?
Our top 8 homemade lubricants
If you don’t mind the situation getting sticky, coconut oil is a great choice. Most of it is organic and therefore it shouldn’t create a health concern. It’s a pretty affordable choice, and your genitals will end up smelling like a Bounty, which is pretty much everyone’s dream.
However, condoms and coconut oil do not mix well together. Latex condoms usually get worn down by these and therefore we would not be choosing this because the next coconut flavor you may be smelling is coconut milk that you’ll be heating for the baby.
Just reminding you that your mouth is always with you and, in sex, possibly just right there where the lube needs to be. It’s a good choice for masturbation or vaginal sex, but anal sex cannot be done with spit only.
Bear in mind that some people have more/less sugar in their spit and therefore using it all of the time can lead to fungal infections and create issues you don’t want to encounter.
I don’t know who came up with the concept of getting the juice out of aloe vera, but they deserve a god-damn Nobel prize. Aloe vera treats acne, sunburns, eczema, sensitive skin, insect issues and now it can also help you have that cooling/soothing sex?
Using aloe vera is probably the safest method here, but make sure to have one that’s thick enough. Otherwise, there isn’t much use to it.
Besides being great for hair, almond oil is a great choice for a homemade lubricant as well. Many people don’t enjoy the scent and therefore it’s a less popular option (often replaced by coconut oil), but you can give it a go.
Again, using a condom with this one is a pretty bad idea.
Starch and water
If you’re feeling like a naked chef today (don’t come for copyright, Jamie Oliver), you may want to try out the water-based lube. All you have to do is mix a cup of water with three teaspoons of corn starch.
Bring the whole mix to a boil, use low to medium heat (the lower the better) and you need to stir for about a minute to get it to the right consistency. This one is also okay with condoms, which is great news!
Yes, you heard us right. Crisco is a vegetable oil that your ancestors used to make sweet sweet pies and now you can use it to make sweet, sweet love!
This is one of the favorite choices of gay couples or just those that are into anal stuff because this bad boy can give you a high surface to glide on.
Keep in mind that it’s a bit greasy and you may have issues removing it from your bed sheets.
We couldn’t believe this one too. We were sure that the ingredients of a regular yogurt would create issues in everyone’s private parts, but it turns out it does exactly the opposite.
Yogurt has been used by many women to treat yeast infections and bacterial imbalances. Just look out for the amount of sugar in the yogurt. It would be best if you find some non-sweet yogurt for that sweet spot.
Intimate shower gels
Although they won’t give you the slimy feeling and they’ll be a bit too dense in most cases, they are a good place to start. They’re made for the intimate parts anyway and therefore shouldn’t create any issues.
Make sure to patch test these on your hand though, since chemicals can react with your skin. If you have tried the product before, you’re good to go.
Just like any other oil, a great choice. The benefit of this one is that it also smells magnificent! However, baby oil can bring babies: it’s not a condom-friendly lube and therefore put it away if you don’t want to be using it again in 9 months!
Good old’ vaseline heals everything and can be used everywhere. The lips on your face are not the only ones you can rub this into, you know? It’s a fragrance-free, mostly organic choice that many people decide to go for if they have sensitive skin.
There haven’t been any reports on vaseline breaking condoms and creating babies, but it also has an oil base so we wouldn’t be 100% sure about that one.
What should you avoid?
Honey. It’s a no-no because of the dramatic amount of sugar in it. Fish oil is also a bad choice: you won’t get rid of the smell for a long time (fishy business, huh?).
Sugar, agave, lentil syrup, maple syrup, and other sweet ingredients are forbidden. Forget the movie American Pie: yeast infections and UTIs incoming!
Don’t use anything with animal protein and don’t even think about bacon grease. Although bacon seems to make everything ten times better, sex is one of those things that can only get worse with more that one meat included.
Homemade lube is a great temporary solution to a simple problem called „I’m horny and the bottle is empty“, but you shouldn’t get used to it. Using any substance that didn’t go through specific research is increasing your risk for further issues with your private parts.
Now, don’t worry, grab your homemade lube and get it on. Don’t forget to find some real lube in the market this Sunday, though!