Originally Posted by LovingRadiance
Why coconut oil versus the chemical compounds in over the counter lubes-is because they all cause skin dryness or thinning of the membranes (in the long run) and I have ongoing medical issues on account to serious tears during my last labor and delivery.
I've never needed much lube, but since my surgery, it's been a necessity, I will have to try other oils. Up until the last year or two, I haven't been bothered by vaginal yeast infections, but the more I learn about it, I suspect that I've likely had quite a few outbreaks (just not vaginally). I use vinegar in the laundry to try and kill anything in the towels and clothes, but I'll have to try the coconut oil also.
I've been using olive oil on my hands and feet for a while and like the results. I do a lot of hand sewing and between the needles and fabrics, it does a number on my fingers, I also get cracked heals and the olive oil seems to be the quickest way to restore the damage.