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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by wytchywoman View Post
I do have a question though, I know that you aren't supposed to use vaseline because it is an oil based product and it destroys condoms and is hard for the vaginal tract to break down. Would the same be true for coconut or castor oil? Obviously they are better because being all natural, but I have had huge problems with lubes in the past and need to make sure that when I stick something "down there" that it isn't going to cause problems, KWIM?
I would assume a big difference because vaseline is meant to sit on top of the skin and form a barrier and not absorb (and it's petroleum based), and natural oils absorb into the skin. Also, coconut oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial.

I am highly reactive to topical products anywhere on my body, and I use coconut oil as lotion and lubricant without any problems.
post #22 of 33
Question for those of you using olive or coconut oil, what are you storing it in? I'm envisioning my big bottle of olive oil in the bedroom and a big 'ol handful of it running out in my dh's hand

Wonderful ideas here. My dh brought home some cheap crap from somewhere and I refuse to use it.
post #23 of 33
Another vote for CO!!

oneotamama - since I use it as a moisterizer, hair conditionar, body lotion...I just keep a jar of it in the bathroom so it's easy to get to when the mood strikes
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by oneotamama View Post
Question for those of you using olive or coconut oil, what are you storing it in? I'm envisioning my big bottle of olive oil in the bedroom and a big 'ol handful of it running out in my dh's hand

Wonderful ideas here. My dh brought home some cheap crap from somewhere and I refuse to use it.
I bought a big jar of CO and then divided it up. I have a couple of tupperware containers with locking lids....I have 1 in our nightstand drawer, 1 in the bathroom, and the original jar it came in is in the kitchen.
post #25 of 33
Aha! I guess I've never had coconut oil before and I envisioned it being more runny like olive oil. Thanks!
post #26 of 33
Coconut oil is soft at room temperature, but not runny.

I think the Vitamin E oil I've got from GNC would be a good lube, though we haven't done that experiment. Smells like oranges from the orange EO in it.
post #27 of 33
I used to use a natural lubricant called Simplee Wonderful?--BUT NO, NO lube is necessary anymore since I switched to cloth pads!!! I was using the organic cotton tampons---and they dried me out SOOOO bad, I would be dry all month............hubby (and me) is amazed and so much happier that we don't have to hunt for the bottle everytime and then super-lube up.......: It kind of took the fun out of things................
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by oneotamama View Post
Aha! I guess I've never had coconut oil before and I envisioned it being more runny like olive oil. Thanks!
Here in Phx in the summer, unrefrigerated coconut oil is liquid like olive oil.

I keep my olive oil in a little travel-sized squeeze bottle in my nightstand drawer.
post #29 of 33
I've been reading TCOYF recently, and it suggests that while saliva is a good lubricant, it is not 'sperm-friendly', therefore if you're TTC it's not a good option. TCOYF suggests egg white (keeping in mind salmonella & egg allergies of course)
post #30 of 33
I like the OO and CO ideas, but what about condom compatibility? Any suggestions?

TIA!
post #31 of 33
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Originally Posted by Petersmamma View Post
I like the OO and CO ideas, but what about condom compatibility? Any suggestions?

TIA!
Can you use polyurethane condoms with oil based lubes??

ETA: I was just shopping at luckyvitamin and found this lube http://www.luckyvitamin.com/085410030335.html
It says it's water based and it comes in other flavors too.
post #32 of 33
Abimommy's glycerine suggestion should be condom-safe....
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by anotherKatrina View Post
Here in Phx in the summer, unrefrigerated coconut oil is liquid like olive oil.
Here in Newengland's winter it is hard, but melts when you touch it
I just break of bits and pieces as I need it.
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