So imagine this …
You’re getting hot and heavy with your partner. Things are getting a li’l wild and steamy. And before you know it, you realize neither you nor your partner has any lube stocked up.
Besides, when it comes to lube, you’re most likely stricken and swept up in a state of urgency.
You need it …right away!
So, you’ve two options: either tug on some clothes and scuttle to the nearest drugstore, while your partner waits, and the mood teeters, or you could rummage through the cabinets in a desperate quest foralube substitute.
Here are five household items you can use in place of lube.
The best household alternative to a drug store lube is aloe vera (hands down!).
It is an ideal choice as you can use it on latex condoms, and it is also safe to use on your vagina. This tried and true alternative will ensure you don’t miss a beat, or a stroke when it comes to sex.
But make sure to use an aloe vera that’s 100% natural.
As a few aloe vera products contain irritants that can be harmful to vaginal health.
And, if you have sensitive skin in the groin, or all over, applying aloe vera can cause a reaction. So, before using it as a lube, apply the gel to your wrist and see if you get any reaction.
Such a procedure may seem like a passion-killer when there’s a sense of mounting urgency for the pair of you to start mounting – If there’s none, then your vagina is ready for some aloe action.
Vitamin E Oil
If you’re the person who likes stocking up medicine cabinets with vitamin E jelly capsules, you’re in luck!
Vitamin E capsules are one of the best household lube substitutes.
You can just pop a few capsules and apply them as needed. But, keep in mind that Vitamin E oil can break down condoms, and most women will experience irritation when the oil is applied topically.
The most common, and favourite, household lube among women is coconut oil.
Other than the obvious fact that it smells great and tastes good, coconut oil stays consistent at room temperature and melts easily in a warm zone (read: your body heat).
Now you can cook up a storm in the bedroom as much as in the kitchen.
Just like other oily lube alternatives, coconut oil can make condoms ineffective, and women may get yeast infections if they’re prone to getting them often.
It’s hard to come across a household that won’t have a tin of olive oil stored in the cabinet.
And, if you’re planning to use this pantry staple during a lube emergency, make sure to use the extra virgin variety (irony, eh?) as it’s thinner and can be applied more easily.
Although it’s safe to use Olive oil while indulging in anal and vaginal sex, you must take heed of a few risks.
As it is an oil, it can cause condoms to deteriorate, if that’s solely what you’re relying on. But, you can use it on polyurethane and other synthetic condoms.
There’s a reason why lube companies stick with water-based and silicone-based lubes.
Generally, oils don’t dissolve into the skin easily.
This causes bacteria to be trapped in the vagina and anus, which increases the risk of getting an infection.
That said, the world wouldn’t burn down if olive oil is used probably once or twice during moments of urgency.
Oh, and also watch out for the pesky stains afterwards.
If oils aren’t your thing, or you’re afraid to use them, considering the minor risks, then vaseline is your safest bet.
Vaseline has a long history, stretching back to Victorian times, in being used for sex.
It’s common to forget how safe and easy vaseline is to use in the groin area of both men and women. Vaseline is an emollient. Your skin softens and heals with regular use of an emollient cream.
Although it is considered safe to use in the vagina and on the vulva, using vaseline in these regions can stick around (literally) for a while. So wiping down the grease after sex can get tricky for some.
To all the experimenters out there reading this, we understand the “emergency lube” situation. We’ve all been there one too many times.
But, it doesn’t mean you should skip out on the sex. You can revamp your lube needs with these basic household items during a dire situation.
But, keep in mind, it isn’t advisable to use these items every time instead of lube.
If you do, you can say ta-ta to your pH levels. Use it only during an emergency, until the Amazon delivery guy delivers the lube at your doorstep.