Oh no! You’re all set to do the deed when you realize you’re out of lubricant. Nothing ruins the mood like a last-minute drugstore run, but don’t throw in the towel yet! You don’t need to go further than your kitchen to find plenty of natural lubricants that will ensure smooth sailing ahead. Before you start raiding the cabinets, remember that petroleum jelly and anything oil-based weakens latex condoms and diaphragms. Also avoid sugar, which is basically bacteria food.
Coconut Oil Is there anything coconut oil isn’t good for? Another reason to love coconut oil is that it makes an ideal, yummy-smelling lubricant. It melts quickly in your hands and it’s great for people with sensitive skin. Coconut oil is also a natural anti-fungal — though it won’t prevent STIs!
Aloe Vera This magical multi-tasker is one of the best natural lubricants. It’s slippery, soothing, safe to use with condoms and it can even help prevent yeast infections. Be sure to get 100% aloe vera gel.
Yogurt Yogurt is a home remedy for yeast infections and it’s also a fantastic lube. Stick to plain, unsweetened yogurt. Chunks of fruit may not feel too sexy and sugar should never go anywhere near your lady parts — it’s just asking for an infection.
Egg Whites Egg whites are an excellent lubricant for women who are trying to get pregnant. The idea is that the whites are a similar consistency to cervical mucous so they’ll make it easier for the boys to get where they need to go. Salmonella is a concern with raw eggs so you might want to buy pasteurized egg whites.
Olive Oil Again, this one won’t work with condoms but otherwise it’s a great lube and will make your skin soft and silky all over.