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03 September 2014 @ 05:18 pm
Anyone have natural lubricant brands they can recommend to me?

The back story: I am an older virgin with very sensitive skin. Many things irritate me so it needs to be as natural/organic as possible. I am now allergic to rayon...and that is in pretty much every pad or tampon out there. That includes most of the natural or cloth ones too it seems but that is a side point. Anyway, I really need this to work and I like the idea of using the cup. I just bought a Diva cup and will probably be buying either a Lunette or Meluna in the future. I am not squeamish and I have done a ton of reading on using the cups but I am pretty dry down there lately to the point of irritation just from day to day movement so a lubricant is a must. Suggestions?
★Raven: [Disney] Hercules // Hadesmoonrise on September 4th, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)
Organic virgin coconut oil. If you don't have an allergy to it (try some on your inner wrist first and see if you have a reaction) then it's an amazing lubricant and totally natural. You can use it for all kinds of stuff, lubrication is just one of the things it can do.
everriculum on September 4th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
I was thinking about the organic virgin coconut oil. I don't have any problems with it and have some. The only thing that made me pause is I read that it might not be good for the cup.
★Ravenmoonrise on September 4th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
I never had a problem with it with my diva cup, other than it would get too slippery. I never needed it for my lunette. I would use the diva cup the first 36 hours and then switch to my lunette after my heavy day because my cervix set weird. I was only ever dry on my first day really. My periods were really regular, so I would just start using it as a general lube through the day in the few days before my period and it was like it helped to stimulate my natural production and then I would only need to use water to wet it.
m03m on September 4th, 2014 07:24 am (UTC)
Seconding the coconut oil. It's amazing stuff and has never damaged my Fleurcup.
Silicone is pretty hard to damage anyway, one of the things that will do it is silicone oil, but not any other old oil.

Plus, coconut oil is naturally mildly anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on September 4th, 2014 08:12 am (UTC)
This is what I was going to suggest.
Yawnk: eyessavannahjan on September 4th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Aloe is an incredible lubricant.
everriculum on September 4th, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
That hadn't occurred to me yet. I like the idea of trying the Aloe. I think that is what I will try first. Thanks!
Luighseachluighseach on September 4th, 2014 09:25 am (UTC)
Chloanachlirium on September 4th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
Sylk is a great natural lube brand, I've been using it for years
everriculum on September 4th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
I'll check it out. Thanks!
Gluppit the prawling strangles, thereelettaria on September 4th, 2014 10:24 am (UTC)
Sylk made my bladder flare up nastily.

I've been fine with aloe vera and coconut oil, though. For non-cup use, silicone lubricant is amazing stuff.
mshanai on September 4th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
I don't know if this would help, but have you tried just wetting the cup with water before inserting? That's what I do. You might not need any lube; compared to tampons, cups are not at all drying.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on September 4th, 2014 03:09 am (UTC)
Depends on the type of cup the OP has. I could never have inserted my FemmyCycle without generous amounts of coconut oil (I find a lot of the "glossy" finish cups to cause more friction on my skin) but have been ok with peachskin-finish cups folded up in the labial fold...however I had trouble popping them open inside without the lube.

Coconut oil is my go-to (and what I was about to suggest but everyone beat me to it)...I didn't think about aloe...was perhaps afraid that the natural sugars in it would send me back into YI hell. After one particular body wash misadventure I'm much more careful about these sorts of products...