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Can CBD Push the Right Buttons in the Bedroom?
We’ve known for decades that ‘sex sells,’ and the CBD industry could be about to benefit from this maxim. Cannabis lube is said to heighten the sexual experience, and companies such as Privy Peach are looking to cash in by producing a range of cannabis-infused lubricants for individuals who experience sensitivities and pain during sex.
The trouble with marijuana-infused lube is the potential for psychoactive effects. For the founder of Privy Peach, Kim Koehler, it was important to find a way to eliminate this problem. When she discovered CBD, which comes from the marijuana plant but contains no psychoactive effects, she knew she had stumbled upon something game-changing.
Koehler has no issues outlining the pain she used to feel during sex. It was so bad that she tried to avoid having sex altogether. After various topical medications failed to work, she decided to learn how to make CBD lube. The result changed her life, and now she is trying to do the same for women who have the same issue Koehler once had.
DIY Lube: Homemade Ingredients to Avoid
Many household ingredients may seem like great lube alternatives but are harmful to your vagina and anus health.
Here’s the uncensored list of items to avoid when using homemade lube:
What is the Best Natural Lubricant?
A personal lubricant that uses safe, organic and natural ingredients is perfect for enhancing your erotic pleasures.
What’s even better is if the lube has been tested for compatibility with condoms and adult toys and will not give you a yeast infection.
If you want some options for natural personal lubricants that are body-safe, check out The 6 Best Natural Lubricants for 2020.
Note: Body-safe lubes are free of irritants like parabens, glycerin (usually found in flavored lubes), yeast, and isopropyl alcohol.
You could also opt for Coconu personal lubricants.
The brand is available in two varieties – one using coconut water (condom and sex toy compatible), and the other made from a coconut oil base. Both work great as vaginal as well as anal lube.
Coconu natural lubricants are devoid of alcohol, parabens, petroleum oils (like vaseline), gluten, phylates, glycerin, fragrances, and dyes. They are hypoallergenic and 100% body-safe.
Recipes for Homemade Lube
Lube is always great to have on hand, and for people who aren’t simply interested in what they can grab in their house during a desperate situation, but who would also like to learn more about making their own natural lube, there are some recipes that have been developed by actual chefs you can use to make a lube alternative at home. Yes, you can make your own natural lube in your kitchen.
These recipes include:
- Your own water-based homemade lube: Whisk 3 teaspoons of corn flour into 1 cup of hot water until the flour completely dissolves. Put this concoction in a pot and bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, take it off heat and whisk until all the lumps are completely gone. Complete a test on your wrist to see if you have any reaction. It works well and is safe, however, be careful with the consistency, as it can become gluey and thick, and this could create a lot of friction (which is the opposite of what you want in a lube).
- Your own oil-based homemade lube: Mix 1-part aloe vera gel with 5 drops of lavender essential oil or peppermint essential oil, as well as 1-part flaxseed oil. Everything should be combined well. Let the mixture sit overnight before using it. A warning: some people actually have a reaction to aloe vera that’s pretty severe. This can be an allergic reaction, or a flare up of contact dermatitis. Peppermint essence can also heighten some people’s sensitivity. Some oils and oil-based lubes can also lead to yeast infections.
- DIY water-based lube: Mix 1 cup of water with 4 teaspoons of cornstarch. Bring this mixture to a slow boil in a saucepan on low or medium heat. Once it’s boiling, stir briskly for 30 seconds, then it should be ready to go–just make sure you allow it to cool before use.
- Can be a great option for masturbation.
- Ideally using organic, unrefined, no sugar oils is best.
- Cannot be used with condoms, as oil-based lubes break down condoms and reduce their effectiveness.
- Can cause urinary tract infections (UTI’s), especially if people are prone to them, but it can be helpful to pee right after sexual activity to try to reduce this!
2. Olive oil
Olive oil is another natural oil option, and just like coconut oil, getting virgin or extra virgin is best to avoid additives. Olive oil is also safe to eat, which makes it ideal for oral sex.
Olive oil has the extra benefit of being easy to find and relatively low cost. However, you may want to be careful about where you use it, as it can stain fabrics.
Like any other natural oil, you can’t use olive oil with condoms or latex sex toys. But it does have the benefit of lasting longer than many common water-based lubricants.
How to make your own lube
You can also make your own condom-friendly water-based lube at home using a simple recipe with water and cornstarch. To make this lube, follow these steps:
- Mix one cup of water and 4 teaspoons of corn starch in a saucepan.
- Put the stove on low to medium heat and slowly bring the liquid to a boil.
- Once it’s boiling, stir the mixture frequently for about 30 seconds.
- Take the pot off the heat and let the mixture cool before using it.
It’s also worth noting that you can make your own lube at home. If you’ve got the time and the energy to do it right (which will include a little bit of research on your own time), go for it! Here are some of the most popular ingredients of homemade lubricants.
Aloe Vera Gel
Don’t be fooled by this plant’s prickly outside, beneath the green lays a sticky—but not too sticky—soothing gel flesh that yes helps ease the pain and irritation of sunburns, tastes surprisingly good in drinks and can even make your lube everything you want it to be.
It’s very important that you choose the right essential oils, because as great as some may be for aromatherapy and relaxation, there are antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that in combination with cooling and burning sensations of some oils can result in a not-so-good feeling sensation or longterm symptoms/side effects. Do your research.
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