Coconut Oil Lube – Is It A Risk for Vaginal Infections?

Coconut Oil Lube – Is It A Risk for Vaginal Infections?

Author’s Comments:

I address some concerns people may have about coconut oil – how to serve it up and potential infection risks.

Video Summary:

  • 0:18-0:39 – Coconut oil is the video author’s “favorite natural sex lube”, but shouldn’t be used with latex.
  • 0:40-0:47 – Natural and organic coconut oil is best.
  • 0:48-1:00 – It is recommended that you get a big jar and keep it in your fridge as a stock jar, while dipping out some coconut oil into a smaller container for use in the bedroom (or wherever you have sex). Dirty Organics offers a 32 oz size and a 6 oz size for this purpose.
  • 1:01-1:26 – In the video author’s experience, double dipping does not permit contamination, because coconut oil has anti-microbial properties are is good for the genitals. As well coconut oil is NOT a good medium pathogen growth.
  • 1:27-1:48If you have multiple sex partners, you could use separate small containers (or a different spoon) for each partner. As well, wash the smaller container before refilling.
  • 1:49-3:10 – You can also put your coconut oil into small squeeze bottles (for portability… or use the Dirty Organics, 6 oz size), however this may be problematic depending on the temperature (coconut oil is a solid below 75 degrees F). Coconut oil can be mixed with other oils, like almond oil, to help prevent becoming solid.
  • 3:11-4:12If you are having repeated vaginal infections, please understand that taking anti-biotics, products for “supposed feminine hygiene”, douches, sprays and washes may all cause this problem and should be considered to be the cause of a disturbed vaginal ecology before considering coconut oil as the cause.
  • 4:13-4:59 – In summary, coconut oil is a wonderfully, healthy, vaginal friend and friend of vaginal flora and shouldn’t permit the existence of pathogens.

Article source: Sheri Winston and the Originally published at on May 3, 2012. And, also appeared there on December 12, 2013.

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