It’s sorta like toilet paper. Lube is, that is. Because while the bottle is still full, or the roll is still plentiful, there are no worries. Everything is fine. But as the depletion begins, the brain starts to pop in. “Hey, buddy – remember to pick some lube up.” Then, of course, none is picked up. Fast-forward to the moment of need and then, boom, what to do? Without it, a man can count on penis chafing. Hmmm…is that a risk worth taking?
A pins-and-needles sensation. Redness. Rash. A fiery intensity so fierce air passing by is painful.
Nope, a chafed penis is not worth any risk. But what is a guy to use when he runs out of lube? Here’s a few things people recommend with varying levels of safety and success.
Anti Penis Chafing Lube Alternative #1: Aloe Vera
The unlikely champion, but out of all of the alternatives, probably the best one out there. It’s slippery, soothing, and often safe for sensitive skin (say that fast five times). However, it must be 100 percent pure aloe vera. It’s also scentless, safe for latex condoms, and has been shown to prevent yeast infections.
Downside: Very little downside to this alternative. Just be sure to do a patch test first before slathering it on the naughty bits because a small population of people can be irritated by it. Also, if it’s not 100 percent aloe, it can irritate lady bits.
Overall: Best household option around.
Tips: Keep some on-hand for burns and ballin.
Anti Penis Chafing Lube Alternative #2: Olive Oil
It may be one of the first things a man thinks to reach for to protect himself from the burn of a chafed penis. Good on a pizza and decent on a penis. It can be used for both vaginal and anal sex, as well as solo-pleasure.
Downside: It breaks down condoms. It is also thick and doesn’t dissolve easily onto the skin, which can trap bacteria and cause infection in intimate places. Olive oil can also stain sheets.
Overall: Works in a pinch, but only once or twice, and never in situations where a condom needs to be present.
Tips: Take a good, thorough shower after using olive oil. Clean everywhere that oil has been.
Anti Penis Chafing Lube Alternative #3: Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E is a great skin moisturizer and it can be found in many a medicine cabinet. It has a formidable slide-factor and is pretty penis safe.
Downside: It too breaks down condoms. It can also be an irritant to a female partner’s secret garden.
Overall: There are worse things to use, but only use this in a pinch.
Tips: Do a patch test first to ensure there aren’t any allergens or skin irritations.
Anti Penis Chafing Lube Alternative #4: Coconut Oil
What can’t coconut oil be used for? This omnipresent oil is also a lube possibility, but remember, it’s still an oil! It is usually lighter and has more slick-appeal than other oils and sinks into the skin faster.
Downside: It breaks down condoms (sound like a broken record, yet?). It can also disrupt vaginal pH, increasing yeast infection risk for female partners.
Overall: Probably the best oil to use if oil is the only option.
Tips: This has become a popular alternative for those in sexual relationships who enjoy anal sex without condoms.
Anti Penis Chafing Lube Alternative #5: Water and Cornstarch
Yes, it sounds hella-weird and it takes a little prep time. However, this DIY lube sports a silky, smooth texture and is naturally hypoallergenic. It also won’t eat away at latex condoms.
Downside: Making this concoction takes about 20 minutes. It can get lumpy if it gets too chilly and it requires a fair amount of stirring and who has time for that in the heat of the moment?
Overall: This is one of the better, safer options out there. It can even be made ahead and stored for later use.
Tips: Add some sexy, apron-wearing role play to add foreplay and excitement to something that can be a little ho-hum.
No matter what lube alternative is used, be sure to clean and rinse the penis thoroughly after use. Men should also use a specially formulated penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) to keep skin soft, silky, and protected from irritants. While experimenting with lube alternatives is an option when waiting for that Amazon package to come, moisturizing and rejuvenating the penis should be an everyday priority that includes a quality penis health creme.