Within the past years, I have begun to develop more severe allergies than I've had in the past. One of the most troublesome allergies I've developed is to several kinds of personal lubricants. Sometimes I'll use one for several weeks and everything will be fine, and then WHAMMO! The itching, bumps, redness and irritation start up. Grrr. There's another bottle of $10 to $25 goo that I have to pour down the sink.
What does this have to do with AntiCrafting, you ask? Well, I've been looking for a relatively inexpensive, creative solution to my problem, specifically for non-latex-activities such as self-love. Recently, I had the idea of turning to the kitchen. For me, olive oil is the perfect consistency and doesn't irritate my skin. Apparently for some women, its acidity can cause irritation, and it does break down latex, so using it with condoms is for the no. But Go Ask Alice says it's okay to use.
Olive oil does have its downsides. It is a fairly strong-smelling oil, and although I like the smell of it, it isn't a particularly sexy smell. It is messy, so putting a towel down to soak up any drips is helpful. I'm still looking for something I like better, but for now, this is way cheaper than shelling out for yet another product I end up having to dump out.
I am also allergic to most personal lubes. I finally stumbled upon ID Millennium lube. The company has several variants that I can't use, but the ID version has only 3 ingredients, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol. None of the things that almost all the others use that trigger my allergies. And since it's all silicone based, it doesn't get sticky, ever. Really. It also doesn't smell like anything, and has no flavor. Seriously. It does require soap to fully remove, because it stays slippy in plain water.
I wear a compression stocking for lymphedema, and I discovered that it also makes a great lotion to use before pulling on the stocking. It doesn't stain, it makes the stocking slide on easily, and it prevents dry skin under the stocking.
Needless to say, I love this stuff. And it's relatively cheap. I buy it at Walgreens.
When I discovered the OMy range of natural lubricants (in yummy flavours such as passion fruit, cappuccino, strawberry cheesecake), not only did wanking get easier and tastier, my partner was happier going down on me even after I've been using toys. He likes coffee and all coffee related things.
Ingredients for this lube include: Hemp Seed Oil, Guarana Extract, Siberian Ginseng Extract, Yohimbe Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Natural flavour... and other good stuff.
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