Review: Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

May 14th, 2012 | Filed Under: Feel-Good -Lube -Massage -Oral Sex -Penetration -Review -Vintage

Here’s a real classic: coconut oil.

I know you’re probably thinking, “Uhh… Red. That’s not an adult novelty. Why is it here?” Actually, you’d be surprised. Back before you could get lube just anywhere, people tended to use whatever they had on hand whether it was a good idea or not. Oils were especially popular as they don’t dry out and are easy to buy without getting funny looks.

Even though we can readily buy lube these days, organic virgin coconut oil has seen a resurgence in popularity as of late. It’s a “green” lubricant made with a minimum of processing, it’s shelf stable, it retards bacterial growth, and it smells lovely. On top of all that coconut oil can be used out of the bedroom for cooking, conditioning hair, massages and more. Now you can see why there are so many fans of this vintage personal lubricant!

Is using Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for lube really that awesome, or should we just stick with the modern lubes? Let’s find out!

Item Specifics
Ingredients: 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Thickness: Smooth and soft
Feel when wet: Warm and light
Drying Time: Never dries out

Features: Retards bacterial growth, shelf stable, is a cream when below 76 Fahrenheit, is liquid at 76 Fahrenheit or higher, organic, all natural, naturally fragrant.

Red’s Warnings
Do not use with latex condoms or latex dildos. Oil will destroy them! If it’s cloudy white, it’s just a little cold. Body heat turns it to clear liquid again.


Performance
Even though Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is an oil, I was happy to find that it was fine on my Silicone. After leaving a test patch on my sample block of silicone it wiped away cleanly with no side effects. Of course, this is the exact opposite as what happens if used on latex: the latex will break down. I had to use non-latex condoms while testing the coconut oil in bed.

I enjoyed playing with the coconut oil. When it was cold I found the smooth creamy texture to feel nice playing across my skin. As it heated up it began to release a distinct fresh coconut scent that lingered gently in the air and on my skin even after the oils were washed away. The fragrance was not overbearing or unpleasant. If anything it was just heavy enough that I could smell it with the natural scent of the skin lingering underneath in a complex and very enjoyable combination.

When it was fully heated I found the texture changed. It was smooth and surprisingly fluid. It felt light and warming on my skin as it held in the natural body heat a little. As a massage oil, I found Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil to work very well, though I would suggest using less than you think as it spreads easily and doesn’t soak in very quickly.

With such a delicious coconut fragrance, I found the idea of using Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for oral sex irresistible. Once things were slicked up it was time for a taste. Sadly, I found that the coconut was mostly in the smell with almost no coconut flavor in the oil itself. If anything all I could taste was oil. I was disappointed.

Last but not least was the actual sex. Using Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for penetration worked surprisingly well. It was easy to slide some of the creamy oils on two fingers to slip it inside the hole. When warmed up to liquid it felt great inside the lube applicator as well. Just like when massaging, using less than you think is a wise idea as it does get thinner when hot. You can always add more, but washing it out of your sheets is not very fun.

No matter how hard the pounding, the Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil never wore out, stung, or dried out. It stayed the same slick, warm nice lubricant the entire time! I wish all water-based lubes could be so gentle and long-lasting.

The Verdict: Almost worth it

If you aren’t using latex condoms (like if you’re allergic to latex) then Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is amazing. It doesn’t dry out, it feels wonderful, and it feels soothing even if you’re sore from being frisky. It’s not great for oral sex, but it does make a nice inexpensive massage oil.

However, if you use latex condoms or dildos at all, do not use this lube! It will destroy your condoms and dildos with gusto. Considering that oil-based lube can stay inside you for longer than water-based lube, this risk can linger longer than you think. Play it safe: never mix coconut oil and latex!

4 Responses to “Review: Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil”

  1. That sounds like a great lube me and the woman got to try this some time.

  2. I thought it was just for cooking but you prooved me wrong! Nice post.

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  4. I also thought this was just for cooking, hair and skin. But when I put it to test with my yoni, it was fantastic. I love it. What else can this coconut oil do? Useful for sex. This is Tamara, Keep the good job up.

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