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You should read through this thread: Oh Olive Oyl! P'Gell raised some important points about why you may not want to get your lube from the cooking aisle.
Here's what I said, and I stand by that today.
I personally wouldn't use olive oil as a sexual lube.
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.
It's OK as a massage oil, but I prefer nut oils with herbs, like Hathor Exotic Love Oil, as they are less likely to smell funny and don't remind me of dinner.
There are plenty of tested, safe and affordable lubes in the lube section of Eden. I'd suggest one of those.
My personal favorites are Sliquid H2O "Dude Lube" Ride, or Sliquid Organic.
I did have to say, just because you "can eat it" doesn't mean it is safe to use in the vagina.
You can eat sugar, and chocolate and flour and eggs and fried chicken and habanero peppers and wasabi, I wouldn't put any
of those anywhere NEAR my vagina.
The vagina needs to be kept clean and needs to be able to "shed" anything you put in it. Commercial lubricants, that do NOT contain sugar or sweeteners or pthalates or pore clogging, skin suffocating and bacteria growing oils like things from your grocery store can be. Most commercial lubes are made with things that are tested to be safe for the vagina. (As long as you stay away from sugary, sweetened or oil based lubricants. Even most oil based lubricants say on the label they are for male masturbation, only.) Good quality commercial lubes will be shed by your vagina and will not leave it susceptible to infection or clogged pores. You can't say that about "anything you can eat."