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This Post is not for Everyone
Alright ladies and gentlemen, if you have Victorian-era sensibilities, this post is not for you. This is the sort of topic one would tend not to discuss in mixed company. But, since you all know now that I don't wash my hair, I guess I figure, what harm can come from sharing all my other "dirty" little secrets. Maybe I'm just a glutton for punishment.
But really, that's not it at all.
Truth be told, I wish every couple knew the secret I am going to share with you. There is a magical, wonderful substance just waiting to enhance your morning, afternoon or evening "delight". And chances are, you've already bought some at the store. Chances are, it's been waiting in your kitchen cupboard this whole time. Before I tell you what it is, I want to first talk to you about what you ARE using.
The Most Lady of all Your Parts...
Ladies, let's talk about your most lady of all your parts for just one minute. Did you know that it is a mucous membrane? And as such it EASILY absorbs chemicals into your body. So whatever you slather ON down there will end up IN you.
My general rule of thumb is, if you wouldn't eat it... don't put it on your body. There is no labeling requirements for putting the words "natural" or "healthy" on products. So even products like lubricants that make these claims still often contain synthetic or toxic compounds.
An automobile is no different than your @!#$^&, right?
Many of the synthetic chemicals in commercial lubricants were first designed for AUTOMOBILES OR OVEN CLEANERS. (Is it any wonder that women have negative reactions to lubes?!)
Let's examine a few of the ingredients in commercial lubes:
- Parabens. Parabens are a group of chemicals used as preservatives. They can act like estrogen and have been linked to cancer.
- Glycerin. Glycerin is a sugar and as such can feed candida, causing yeast infections.
- Petroleum. Petroleum jelly is a by-product of oil drilling. Enough said, right? Oh, yes, it has also has been linked to cancer.
- Silicone oils. Shares similar side effects as petroleum.
- Phenoxyethanol. Banned in Japan, this preservative has taken the place of paraben in many products. But studies have now linked it to brain and nervous system damage.
That's just a few of the ingredients and their side-effects. There are many more.
The Good News
That's all the bad news. But, there's good news. And it's REALLY good news. You can bypass the potential issues caused by these chemicals entirely. And you don't have to stop living your hot life in order to do so. The solution? Mostly likely you've looked at it every time today that you've opened your kitchen cupboard. What is it?
It's COCONUT OIL.
The tropics gift to man and woman alike. Coconut oil melts on contact with the human body. It has antibacterial, antifungal and antimocribal properties. Plus, it smells amazing. Plus, I have never had an issue with it staining anything, either (and I use it for EVERYTHING).
There you go. That's the secret. Oh, there is one more thing. I would strongly suggest you buy TOP QUALITY COCONUT OIL. You would be amazed the difference in quality between brands.
My favorite COCONUT OIL? See it here.
Now you know. Now you never have to use commercial lubricant again, you can just run to the kitchen cupboard whenever the mood strikes you.... Though, you could always just keep a small jar of it by your bed... now that you know.
Sources: 'Your Vagina's Health' by Blossom Organics
'Sexual Lubricant: 7 Ingredients to Avoid' from Care2 Healthy Living
'The Problem with Parabens' from Bubble and Bee Organic
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