Safer oils for vaginal lubrication...experien ces?

Safer oils for vaginal lubrication...experien ces?

Owl Identified Owl Identified
So, I know that quite a few folks here on Eden and in the real world have had positive experiences with some of the "safer", non-petroleum based all natural oils out there. Coconut oil particularly seems to be a big hit for some, and it seems that for many, the vagina is able to shed this particular oil rather quickly, making it less likely to cause a yeast infection. Recently, I finally tried coconut oil after a conversation with a friend. She is (like me) very prone to yeast infections, and coconut oil has worked really well for her.

Well, suffice it to say, this experience did not end as well for me. I was half expecting a yeast infection, so I caught it early and squashed it quickly, but I'm wondering if my experience is common. Anyone with a vagina (regardless of your gender/sex identity) can vote!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I have tried coconut oil or other pure natural oils vaginally
Owl Identified , Alan & Michele , Iron Man , Gunsmoke , MamaDivine , Woman China , Chefbriapink
7
I have not tried these oils vaginally
Kitka , DreamWolf , Djiffy , married with children , Badass , mistressg , cryinglightning86 , Stark
8
I have reliably had positive results
Alan & Michele , Gunsmoke , purple579 , Woman China
4
I have sometimes had positive results
I have had negative results
Owl Identified
1
Other, let me explain...
Total votes: 20 (16 voters)
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03/13/2012
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Owl Identified Owl Identified
(gentle bump)
03/13/2012
Kitka Kitka
I've heard of this but never tried it myself. Kinda scared to put anything like that near my vagina, although I'm not prone to yeast infections.
03/13/2012
Iron Man Iron Man
I've tried olive oil before. Not too bad but nothing to rave about.
03/13/2012
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
I'm the opposite-- I've had good experiences with coconut oil, but had several water-based lubes cause a yeast infection. Everybody's different though.

Just for the record too, the vagina doesn't necessarily "shed" the oil. High quality CO has mild antifungal properties and tends to soak into membranes after a time rather than be consistently shed away like waste oils. It's well known among herbal practitioners for certain healing capabilities. On the other hand, low quality CO can cause a lot of problems internally.
03/13/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Haven't tried them yet but that is an amazing idea, gotta get to it!!! ~shakes her kittyears enthusiastic
03/13/2012
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
I'm the opposite-- I've had good experiences with coconut oil, but had several water-based lubes cause a yeast infection. Everybody's different though.

Just for the record too, the vagina doesn't necessarily "shed" ...
Yes! Reading your accounts on here was one of the major motivating factors in me deciding to try this. I used organic, unrefined coconut oil, so I feel it was of the better options available to me. Interesting about the "shedding" thing - there seems to be a lot of mystery and misinformation surrounding this whole "shedding" idea. It makes sense that perhaps the vaginal walls might absorb this particular oil, as I know it absorbs quickly on the skin rather than sitting there like petroleum oils. I'm disappointed my results weren't more like yours, because I was really looking forward to ditching water based for my silicone toys.
03/14/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We've been using Yes link oil-based lube for my wife - for about 5 years. She loves how it never gets sticky like water-based lubes and leaves her skin silky smooth after we're done. It leaves my skin feeling great as well!

We've also used the much more affordable Aura Cacia body butters link. The Cocoa Butter is a little hard and has to be melted - but formulations with vanilla and mango are quite soft and easy to use.
03/14/2012
purple579 purple579
System Jo is the way to go. Best lube ever and its specially made for women and with women in mind
03/14/2012
Djiffy Djiffy
I'm way too sensitive and prone to yeast infections to use anything not specifically formulated for vaginal use.
03/14/2012
Badass Badass
very interesting I had never heard of this!
03/27/2012
mistressg mistressg
I, too, am prone to infections. That is precisely why I am afraid of using pretty much anything on/in/around my vagina. I have heard lots of good things about coconut oil, though I've never used it for anything, much less lube. However, I would be afraid to put any sort of oil in my vagina as oil-based lubricants are known for causing yeast and bacterial infections.
03/31/2012
Woman China Woman China
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
I'm the opposite-- I've had good experiences with coconut oil, but had several water-based lubes cause a yeast infection. Everybody's different though.

Just for the record too, the vagina doesn't necessarily "shed" ...
I agree. I have been using coconut oil vaginally and anally for a little while now with my Pure Wand and I love it. I actually feel better using it than I do other lubes.

I've found that any glycerine in a lube causes me to burn and itch and have some minor to major issues.

I use Nutiva Coconut oil as a lube.

I don't think I'd ever use olive oil as a lube, as a moisturizer for my inner and outter labia, yes.
06/28/2012
Woman China Woman China
Quote:
Originally posted by purple579
System Jo is the way to go. Best lube ever and its specially made for women and with women in mind
I've had so many issues with System Jo products and I've tried a few different ones and have had nothing but problems with them.
06/28/2012
Total posts: 14
Unique posters: 11