Will Coconut Oil Damage My Silicone Sex Toys?
The short answer:
No, as long as your sex toys are actually silicone.
In this post, we’ll dish out the best coconut oil to use with silicone toys and cover the benefits of using coconut oil. We’ll also reveal when not to use coconut oil as lube.
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Can You Use Coconut Oil with Silicone Toys?
If you use toys in the bedroom, you know it requires a fair share of lubrication.
Using lube with your sex toys ensures a safe, pleasurable experience. It also eliminates the risk of vaginal dryness and discomfort.
Chemically speaking, the silicone used to make sex toys is the same silicone used to create many other handy items. This includes items from computer chips to everyday kitchen utensils.
But what makes silicone such a versatile material?
Silicone is durable, easy to clean, and non-porous —three things that make silicone a top contender in the production of sex toys.
The key to using coconut oil with your silicone toy?
Making sure your silicone toy is, in fact, silicone.
Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of cheap alternatives on the market. And without a trained eye, a product may feel like silicone but be made from low-grade plastic, like polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
So what’s the problem with using low-grade plastic in and around your most delicate bits?
It can lead to skin irritation, rashes, and allergies.
Not to mention that using coconut oil as a sexual lubricant with a low-end sex toy will always lead to deterioration over time.
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What Kind of Coconut Oil Should You Use with Silicone Toys?
Cold-pressed, extra virgin, or unrefined coconut oil is the most reliable option (especially if you’re looking for long-lasting anal lube!)
It’s best to avoid using anything containing preservatives, chemicals, or alcohol on your genital area.
Unrefined, pure coconut oil may hold more nutrients than refined coconut oil.
Engaging in oral sex?
If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil, simply warm it before using it. This will make it even silkier and the perfect consistency for oral sex.
Virgin coconut oil is a safe lube option for most as it doesn’t contain added chemicals like parabens.
But the truth is, using store-bought coconut oil as a sexual lubricant doesn’t come completely risk-free (we’ll get into that later).
That’s why commercial lubes (think oil based lube, water based lube or silicone based lube), specifically designed for penetration, are your best bet for enjoying stress-free sex.
And while these may contain coconut oil, they’re far safer for your body than unrefined coconut oil.
But which products should I use with my silicone toys?
We’ve got you covered!
A) Coconu Oil Based Personal Lubricant
The Coconu Oil Based Personal Lubricant is an all-natural, coconut oil based lube whose formula is USDA-certified organic.
Whether you’re toying around with your lover or leading a solo session, this oil based lube:
- Has excellent absorption, meaning less mess to clean up
- Doesn’t alter your vagina’s pH levels (yay for good sexual health!)
- Is hypoallergenic and cruelty-free
Plus, it’s edible, making it an all-in-one lube that makes getting intimate more pleasurable than ever!
B) Coconu Hemp-Infused Body Oil
A lubricant that doubles as a sensual massage oil?
Say no more.
The Coconu Hemp-Infused Body Oil expertly blends coconut oil and hemp extract to create a deeply soothing, lightweight oil.
Indulge in an arousing massage that can lead to more (toys and all) - and use the same product as lube to really get the party started.
This super-slick natural lube can be used before, during, and after sex.
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4 Benefits of Coconut Oil as Lubricant
Here’s how coconut oil can take sex-toy sessions to the next level:
1. Smoother Penetration from High Moisturizing Content
Thanks to its moisturizing properties, coconut oil is often used on the skin and hair.
The best part?
It can keep your private areas soft and supple too! Its thick consistency and ability to stay on the skin for long periods make it the perfect remedy for smoother vaginal and anal penetration.
Use pure coconut oil as a massage oil or to soothe vaginal dryness.
2. Longer Lasting Than Silicone Lube
Coconut oil is thicker and can last longer than regular silicone lube. It also stays smooth, so it won’t become sticky, unlike a silicone lubricant. This is one of the reasons coconut oil makes for an excellent lube if you’re engaging in anal play!
One thing to consider, though, is that coconut oil can stain.
Coconut oil doesn’t contain alcohol, making it a worthy addition to your bedside drawer.
Your vagina and anus consist of mucosal surfaces, and lube with alcohol can dry these out.
What does this mean?
The dryness can cause pain when you insert a sex toy or penis. It can also result in a yeast infection or UTI.
4. No Glycerin
Glycerin is a natural compound and a byproduct of sugar and can be found in flavored lube.
And while the idea of sugar is usually a sweet one, when it comes to your vagina, that’s not the case.
Glycerin can serve as a hub for vaginal and yeast infections to grow.
Luckily, coconut oil contains no glycerin.
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When Not to Use Coconut Oil with Silicone Sex Toys
Here are a few things to consider before introducing coconut oil to the bedroom:
1. If You’re Allergic to Coconut Oil
If you’re allergic to coconut oil or have sensitive skin, using it with your silicone sex toys might turn pleasure into pain (and we’re not talking about the good kind).
From blisters to rashes and clogged pores, an allergic reaction is best avoided by performing a quick patch test.
Apply coconut oil to your inner arm's skin and allow 48 hours to see if you’re allergic.
2. If You’re Prone to Yeast and Vaginal Infections
Coconut oil contains antifungal and antibacterial properties.
These properties can alter the vaginal pH levels, messing with the good bacteria (vaginal flora) and causing a yeast or vaginal infection. (Ouch!)
3. If You Don’t Want Stained Sheets
Not interested in a big clean-up after getting it on?
Then coconut oil lube might not be for you and your sex toys. Like baby oil, olive oil, and almond oil, coconut oil tends to leave stains behind.
To avoid stained sheets altogether, opt for an oil based lube alternative like water based lubricant or Coconu’s highly absorbent Oil Based Personal Lubricant.
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4. While Using Condoms or Other Barrier Methods
Sex toys and condoms?
That’s right — condoms aren’t only used for preventing pregnancies.
Using a condom with your sex toys helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial infections.
So, if you’re practicing good sexual health and using latex condoms with your favorite sex toys, you should avoid coconut oil.
Coconut oil isn’t compatible with a latex condom or latex of any kind (we’re looking at you, latex-based sex toys!).
The oil can degrade latex materials and cause condoms to break, rendering them useless.
Most oils used as lube ( think olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil, etc.) share the same incompatibility with a latex condom.
Try a natural lube like aloe vera or a water based lubricant instead!
Coconut Oil for Silicone Toys: Yay or Nay?
If you aren’t allergic to coconut oil or show no skin sensitivity, you can use it with your silicone sex toys.
Coconut oil has some drawbacks — from interfering with your vagina’s natural pH levels (possibly causing a vaginal infection, ugh!) to breaking latex condoms.
So, why not try an expertly made-coconut oil based lubricant?
Check out Coconu’s Oil Based Make a Date Bundle for a night to remember with your partner!