You Need to Know This NSFW Use for Coconut Oil
The obsession with coconut oil is well deserved. The magical superfood can moisturize your legs, make your teeth whiter, help you lose weight, and even remove your makeup. Turns out there’s one more place you can put it: your vagina.
Coconut oil can be used as an effective and cheap lubricant for sex. It can reportedly prevent yeast infections, and is antifungal and antibacterial. It also makes a great massage oil for foreplay, and because it melts at body temperature, it’s super easy to apply and is naturally good for the skin.
Because it contains an antifungal fatty acid called Caprylic Acid, applying coconut oil to your vagina can naturally prevent an overgrowth of bad yeast, stopping yeast infections right in their tracks, according to Coconut as Lube.
And since it’s all natural, vegan, and only made up of one ingredient, coconut oil is generally safe for even the most sensitive skin.
Before whipping out the jar in your cupboard, you should make sure there are no additives in your brand. If it is your first time applying coconut oil to your body, be sure to test out the oil on your arm or leg first as some people have allergic reactions to coconuts.
You shouldn’t use coconut oil with latex condoms either, as oils can weaken latex and make it more prone to breakage, according to Refinery 29. Choose polyurethane instead.
If you are trying to conceive, also perhaps consider another option as sperm find it more difficult to swim in the presence of oil, according to Shape Magazine.
Get ready to smell like the beach!