Ever since I hit puberty 15-ish years ago, I've come to learn that the most overly-sensitive thing about me isn't me (although I am, indeed, quite sensitive)—it's actually my vulva. If it's not in my vulva's daily wellness repertoire, call the Academy, because things are about to get dramatic. Sat too long in a wet bathing suit? Boom—yeast infection. Traded the cotton brief for a sexy lil G-string? Suffer the chafe-y consequences. Didn't immediately pee after sex? You already know I've got a UTI brewing.
Since my vagina is so fussy, I'm always hesitant to experiment with lubes and body oils in the bedroom. Anything labeled "warming" or "arousing" gets an especially big "no" from me, as these will usually cause more discomfort than pleasure. But there are occasions when lube isn't just welcomed, but necessary. And for these occasions, I call on Coconu's Hemp Infused Body Oil ($35), which is the closest thing you'll find to skin care for your vulva.
The oil's label reads more luxe body lotion than personal lubricant, which is a very good thing for fussy vulvas like mine. The brand is passionate about "clean, healthy sex," starting with products that are good for our bodies. This means 100 percent safe, organic ingredients like USDA-certified coconut oil, the bread and butter of all Coconu products. Its silky, luscious feel comes from a bunch of feel-good oils and elixirs you'd actually want to absorb into your skin, not funky parabens, glycerin, petroleum, fragrances, or dyes.
Most of these ingredients are found in luxury beauty products, treating vulvas to a little TLC before, during, and after hanky panky. Most obviously is its coconut oil base, which hydrates skin long after it's wiped off. But there's also shea butter, an emollient equally indulgent thanks to its rich burst of nourishing vitamins, as well as beeswax, which aids in everything from sealing in moisture to staving off bad bacteria. (Take that, urinary tract infections.) Fatty acids from sea buckthorn oil and almond oil soften skin, too, while the star of the show—hemp—soothes you every step of the way. It doubles as skin care for your vulva, taking pleasure to a whole new level.
Can confirm: It feels amazing during penetrative sex and masturbation. A few drops of Coconu Hemp Lube go a long way, gliding effortlessly over your intimate parts, never pilling or getting sticky once it's on. It won't ruin your precious silicone sex toys, either, so you can enjoy that solo sesh worry-free.
Since it's enriched with such nourishing ingredients, it's such a game-changer for fussy vaginas like mine. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to talk to your doctor before trying it (we honestly will recommend that to all folks, since all bodies are different and interact with formulas in unique ways). But from my experience, Coconu Hemp Lube is pretty damn gentle, never burning, itching, or upsetting my pH.
Take it from someone with soap opera-level dramatic vulva. In fact, your vulva will probably actually relax, thanks to that soothing, tension-melting burst of hemp. Buy a bottle for your nightstand here, and never fret about irritation again.
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