Whether you use it for sex, masturbating or with sex toys, the lubricant has many uses and includes a lot of fun.
From time to time there are also moments when you simply have no lubricant on hand: don't worry we've got your back!
Here are some home remedies you can simply take as a lubricant replacement (and some which you should rather keep your hands off).
SOME GOOD OPTIONS...
- Aloe Vera: do you have an Aloe Vera plant at home? Use the gel in the leaves as a replacement for the lubricant!
- Intimate cream: there are certain creams and gels that are suitable for insertion into the vagina and, therefore, can also act as a spontaneous lubricant replacement.
- Vaginal cream: this helps in the long term with vaginal dryness, which, let us tell you a secret, isn't due to a lack of desire.
- Saliva: probably the most natural lubricant. If there's just a little bit of penetration and there's nothing else around, a little saliva can be helpful!
- Massage gel with lubricant: if massage gel is incorporated during foreplay, it can also be used as a lubricant.
...AND SOME TO AVOID!
- Coconut oil, olive oil, butter &co: natural oils actually have a nourishing effect on the skin but they can look very different in mucous membranes. In addition, the oil can move in quickly and the lubricity is gone again.
- Vaseline is probably the most popular lubricant replacement, as it can be found in many households and is also very cheap. Nevertheless, it consists of mineral oil and is therefore totally unsuitable for internal use.
- Baby oil: what is good for baby skin is not safe in all circumstances. When used as a lubricant, it can irritate the vaginal mucosa and attack the substance of the condom.
- Liquid soap, shower gel, body lotion, hand cream etc: anything that contains perfume, alcohol and strong chemicals should not be used as a lubricant replacement because it's bad for the vaginal flora.
- Massage oil: massage oil is mostly enriched with essential oils. If you have read carefully, you know why it is not a substitute for lubricant.