Coconut oil is healthy. But wait! It doesn't mean that you can use it as a lubricant! Why? Well, it has its own set of disadvantages.
In fact, it is not at all safe to use cooking oils and petroleum jelly inside the vagina. It is wiser to buy a water-based lubricant as it serves the purpose better.
Now, if you still think that coconut oil is better, then read on to know why you must stop using it inside private parts.
To some people, coconut oil can cause irritation. And current research is not enough to say that coconut oil is safe as a lubricant.
The 'comedogenic' properties of coconut oil could clog pores on the skin inside the vagina. This is one reason why it could fail as a lubricant.
You know that coconut oil is antimicrobial in nature. It means it can kill bacteria. The vagina is a place where many species of bacteria live.
Some of them are good guys. They shouldn't be killed. But if you use coconut oil as a lube, the good bacteria may get killed. And that disturbs the healthy balance of microbes in the vaginal area.
Coconut oil solidifies and could give trouble. Have you ever tried to boil coconut oil in winter just because it is too solid for you to use? Imagine what happens if the oil forms a layer inside the vagina! You might have trouble washing it off.
Water based lubricants are better. The problem with any oil is latex condoms do not go well with oil. Even sex toys may fail to do a good job if you use oil.
In the past, if you have used coconut oil many times, don't worry. But now, move on and get yourself a water-based lube which is more advantageous.