12:35 am - 01/24/2008

DIY warming lube?

So I have this hypothesis that adding ginger powder or chili powder to normal lube could turn it into warming lube of a rather exciting nature. (My partner's body parts don't fare well with the sugary lubes, so we use surgilube - the stuff your gyno uses)

Has anyone tried this? Did it work? How much powder did you use? I figured I would ask before
accidentally burning important bits off.
eva_prawn 24th-Jan-2008 05:38 am (UTC)
I'd be more inclined to use cinnamon, less OMG BURNING!

In fact, I use a natural warming lube that uses it: https://www.emerita.com/pages/sexual-vitality/oh-warming-lubricant.asp?find%5Fcategory=&find%5Fdescription=&find%5Fpart%5Fdesc=
arrien 24th-Jan-2008 05:38 am (UTC)
interesting idea, but my first thought is OW.

but maybe someone else can actually give you some useful advice/tips. ;)
musicgirl312 The capsaicin in chili powder should work...24th-Jan-2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Never tried it, but you can always mix up some lube with a few different recipes and then put it somewhere like your wrist or palm or other relatively-sensitive-but-isn't-your-face-or-privates-if-it-burns spot. Sounds like a fun experiment to me!
xtellxmexliesx 24th-Jan-2008 05:52 am (UTC)
i'd say no. because yeast infections are no fun, and alot of shit in lubes gives em anyhow(oh the joys of working in the porn shop). i'd say just invest in some warming lube :/ we have this brand called system jo and there's stuff just for women and also stuff that's just h20 or just silicone(and its latex compatible)
lt_danish 24th-Jan-2008 08:22 am (UTC)
Oh Jo brand lubes. All of them are awesome!
xtellxmexliesx 24th-Jan-2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
mmhmm :) that's the main one we carry and everyone loves it. i don't like it so much when the premium(aka silicone) bursts open in a huge box and gets all over everything though.
heysmilepretty 24th-Jan-2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
LOVELOVELOVE the System Jo for Women. IT'S AMAZING.
queensugar 24th-Jan-2008 06:08 am (UTC)
I haven't tried it, but I would strongly recommend against it... especially the chili powder. Anything that is "hot" can cause some pretty bad rashes on that part of the body for many people (one of my best friends still tells the story of when they accidentally used chili-infused olive oil as an anal lube... she didn't poop without pain for a week, and he ended up with a swollen penis and a horrible rash).

Anything else, it's hard to say. All in all you want to avoid sugary things in general, since they can encourage yeast infections, and I'm not aware of how much natural sugar is in things like ginger, if any.
paraxeni 24th-Jan-2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
one of my best friends still tells the story of when they accidentally used chili-infused olive oil as an anal lube

I think I just died inside a bit. That must have been awful!
queensugar 24th-Jan-2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Let's just say it made for weeks of hilarity around the water cooler. She laughed it off, he was pretty traumatized for awhile, haha.
rose_yuille 26th-Jan-2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Ha, I heard something similar from my friend: she was working in an olive factory and marinated a lot of olives in chilli oil. Forgetting to wash her hands after work once, she went to the loo and put a tampon in.....she wasn't walking properly for a good day after that :/
jasminelily 24th-Jan-2008 06:45 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD do not do that! Especially nothing with chilis! That is going to hurt a lot!
monimeows 24th-Jan-2008 07:25 am (UTC)
Appropriate icon ftw!
jasminelily 24th-Jan-2008 07:27 am (UTC)
Hah, I almost used this one. After the story that a friend of mine had about her and her boyfriend making salsa, and then later that night...yeah, she was in a lot of pain! And that was just the leftover residue on his fingers from hours before! I can't imagine how bad it would be if it was put on there directly.
mrsbenglish 24th-Jan-2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
I had a friend who's pepper spray went off in her purse onto her tampons. Need I say more?

beloveddoll 24th-Jan-2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
missjecka 24th-Jan-2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
I would definitely not use chili. After a day of cooking at my grandparents' house, I remember hearing screams from the nearby bathroom when my uncle went to go pee without washing his hands after touching chili powder.
elettaria 24th-Jan-2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Don't. And as all the comments here are making clear, it's a good idea to wear disposable gloves when chopping chillies. I once had a nasty experience when a boyfriend had been cutting chillies several hours earlier. Remember that your vulva is one of the most sensitive parts of your body, I think only the eyes are at the same level. Would you put spices in your eyes? Testing it on another body part wouldn't help as the degree of sensitivity is different.

If you want warming lubes, look around for recommendations for the better-quality, woman-friendly brands. System Jo sounds like a good one to try. About the furthest I'd go with home-made lubes is aloe vera gel, beyond that use a reputable brand of lubricant that's designed for sex.
sparkle_lite 24th-Jan-2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Having handled chili peppers and then a few hours later touching my vulva while using the bathroom, and then on a different occasion handling them and a few hours later going down on my boyfriend, I'm going to say that this sounds like the worst idea ever. Having sex will be the last thing on anyone's mind if you used chili powder.
kalieris 24th-Jan-2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Just make sure it's not habanero pepper powder. Owwwwww.

(Don't ask how I know this.)
ktnzgtklws 24th-Jan-2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
My initial thought? OMGWTFBBQ, NO! The pain, the burning... and it wouldn't stop until HOURS afterwards.... those are some powerful spices there, and I don't think they have any business being near anything mucosal in nature, mouth excluded.
pinkdramon 24th-Jan-2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't recommend it. Capsacin is the active ingredient in hot peppers. It will probably burn you.
Now topical capsacin cream is a legitemate treatment of vulvar vestibulitis... but it's not comfortable to apply from what I'm told. And with this thing I just said now, you have to have a doctor monitoring that and providing a prescription and all.

This is also the reason I never insert my fingers after eating something that I KNOW had capsacin in it (ex. turkey wraps w/peppers.)

Where you getting that surgilube from?
413tink546 25th-Jan-2008 03:11 am (UTC)
Walgreens online has it, as does a bunch of other med supply places. It seems to only come in bulk though, which is kinda a bummer... but we have enough lube to last us a life time!
frolicnaked 25th-Jan-2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Like others, I wouldn't recommend it. However, if you try it, I'd suggest trying a dab on a sensitive but not that sensitive area first -- someplace like the inside of your elbow works well and is fairly easy to wash off. :)
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