Oh Olive Oyl!

Ansley Ansley
My husband heard that you can use olive oil as a natural lubricant.

Is this true? Is there a shelf life? Any known health risks?

We know about coconut oil, and neither of us are interested in going that route. Thanks!
07/06/2011
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Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
It's been used for a millennia so there must be something to it. Just keep in mind a few things:

1. No using it with latex (I'm not sure about silicone, and when in doubt, don't). Olive oil will start the deterioration process.

2. Make sure you're using pure olive oil. You don't want oil that has been infused with a scent or flavor, especially if that flavor is jalapeño!

3. Remember, even virgin olive oil has a natural scent. Some people find it pleasant, others don't. It's a matter of personal preference.

4. Olive oil should be stored at room temperature, away from light, sealed in it's container. It can last up to a year this way though we go through so much of it in my house (for cooking!) that no bottle lasts longer than 60 days.

5. If you do not normally moisturize with olive oil, test it before using it as a lubricant: put a little on the inside of your forearm and wait a few hours (or a day) to see if a rash develops.

Some people say using olive oil can clog pores or promote UTIs, but I've never had that confirmed or denied by a health professional. I know we have a few around here, hopefully one can set the record straight.
07/06/2011
CuteDee CuteDee
I had a guy who wanted to use Veg Oil for anal... I was like, uhhh... no! I didnt see him again... ; )
07/06/2011
Gingy Gingy
Olive oil is probably more expensive than a cheap bottle of KY. I would recommend not putting olive oil anywhere near your vagina it can throw off your natural lubrications acidity and well you will most likely get a yeast infection...I don't think you or your husband would want that.
Maybe try it anally on him first.
07/06/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
We've used both olive oil and coconut oil with no problems, but what kind you buy does matter. Only use unrefined cold-pressed oils, and if you can find organic, all the better. Both of those oils have medicinal properties in the alternative healing world, but don't confuse them with the processed junk that's only good for cooking.
07/06/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
I know a couple who swears by it, but I don't think I'm ready to try it yet.
07/06/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
We have heard of it, but never tried it. I would be interested in hearing more from those who have had experience.
07/06/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
We've used both olive oil and coconut oil with no problems, but what kind you buy does matter. Only use unrefined cold-pressed oils, and if you can find organic, all the better. Both of those oils have medicinal properties in the alternative ... More
Ah, ok. Thanks for the advice. We found a cool oil mister that we thought we'd try. Mostly for those "OH shit we're out of lube" moments and I can't get my regular stuff in time. I only use Sliquid and the head shop here is really quite the pain to access. (It's on the wrong side of the street with a concrete median divider.)
07/07/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Over on the Liberator blog Jaiya recently wrote an interesting article about various lubes, including vegetable oils. Might be interesting to check that out here link
07/07/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by newfoundlust
Over on the Liberator blog Jaiya recently wrote an interesting article about various lubes, including vegetable oils. Might be interesting to check that out here link
Eee gads, stay away from that Aloe Cadabra stuff she mentions though. It's got the consistency of frozen ketchup and doesn't last for squat! I think it took more time for us to get it out of the bottle than it did for the lube to dry up.
07/08/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Eee gads, stay away from that Aloe Cadabra stuff she mentions though. It's got the consistency of frozen ketchup and doesn't last for squat! I think it took more time for us to get it out of the bottle than it did for the lube to dry up.
That is too funny, thanks for the heads up Alan & Michele!
07/08/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
My husband heard that you can use olive oil as a natural lubricant.

Is this true? Is there a shelf life? Any known health risks?

We know about coconut oil, and neither of us are interested in going that route. Thanks!
I personally wouldn't. The vagina doesn't necessarily "shed" oil the way it does water or silicone based lube. Oil can coat the vagina and cause both bacterial and fungal growth. As a nurse, I wouldn't suggest using any kind of oil in the vagina.

We buy the 8.5 oz bottle of Sliquid H2O Ride lube from Eden and always have an extra one in a cabinet or drawer. I buy a new bottle when the old one is half gone. We have never run out.
07/08/2011
alliegator alliegator
I can only think using olive oil would give me the munchies
07/08/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I'm not too fond of the idea of using olive oil. Lube is cheaper. KY is like $3 at Walmart.
07/08/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Diabolical Kitty
I'm not too fond of the idea of using olive oil. Lube is cheaper. KY is like $3 at Walmart.
KY lubricant suuuuuuuuuuuucks.
07/08/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I personally wouldn't. The vagina doesn't necessarily "shed" oil the way it does water or silicone based lube. Oil can coat the vagina and cause both bacterial and fungal growth. As a nurse, I wouldn't suggest using any kind of ... More
I was concerned about that aspect of it - the shedding. I have enough problems with BV, so much so that I turned to Sliquid Sea. I'm out and don't have the cash or points to get more just yet.
07/08/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I personally wouldn't. The vagina doesn't necessarily "shed" oil the way it does water or silicone based lube. Oil can coat the vagina and cause both bacterial and fungal growth. As a nurse, I wouldn't suggest using any kind of ... More
I was hoping a medical professional would weigh in.

Do you think it should also be avoided for anal?

I knew a few people who used olive oil for both vaginal and anal sex, and to the best of my knowledge, no one got an infection. On the flip side I have no idea how often they used it, and I no longer see them, so no telling if they continued to use it.
07/08/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I was concerned about that aspect of it - the shedding. I have enough problems with BV, so much so that I turned to Sliquid Sea. I'm out and don't have the cash or points to get more just yet.
I'd avoid oil, especially if you have battled BV. I struggled with BV myself for a year or so, and am very careful what I place in my vagina. Every day I learn more. According to Nurses' Training (I worked in Maternal Infant health) oil is not well shed by the vagina. As the medical profession prefers not to talk much about anal sex, I don't know enough to weigh in on that.

Review, do videos, access the forum and you'll be surprised how well the points add up with legit activities.

I find the 8.5 oz bottle of Sliquid Ride H2O is a great buy, and it has never given me an infection of any kind, as I also am prone to candida.
07/08/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I was hoping a medical professional would weigh in.

Do you think it should also be avoided for anal?

I knew a few people who used olive oil for both vaginal and anal sex, and to the best of my knowledge, no one got an infection. On ... More
As I said, I wish I had more medical data about anal sex. The medical profession still thinks its only for gay men. *sigh* I never learned about it, except for the "sexual assault" part in school.

I know most lubes will drip down from the anus to the vagina, especially if you have anal sex while on your belly. I avoid anything that isn't good for my vagina in my anus, for that reason.
07/08/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I'd avoid oil, especially if you have battled BV. I struggled with BV myself for a year or so, and am very careful what I place in my vagina. Every day I learn more. According to Nurses' Training (I worked in Maternal Infant health) oil is ... More
*writes that down* Thanks for the advice! I really appreciate it.
07/08/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
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Originally posted by alliegator
I can only think using olive oil would give me the munchies
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was thinking that. I love the smell of olive oil and like it as a moisturizer, but I do worry about messing up my vagina's natural system by introducing oil.
07/12/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
It's been used for a millennia so there must be something to it. Just keep in mind a few things:

1. No using it with latex (I'm not sure about silicone, and when in doubt, don't). Olive oil will start the deterioration ... More
lmfao on #2.
01/06/2012
Rory Rory
Tastes just like a salad!
12/12/2012
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