Sweet, wonderful lube—where would we be without it? The short answer is, in a lot of pain. But for all our discussion of can-it-or-can’t-it (coconut oil, yes; banana peels, no!), we’ve never considered the when and where of it all…until now. Welcome to a history of lube!
In an unusually frank piece for the London Free Press (Ontario, Canada), writer Sadaf Ahsan says it all started with what God gave us: good ol’ spit with a pinch of can-do attitude. But even our ancient ancestors knew this was gross, not to mention thoroughly unhygienic, which is why the Greeks introduced olive oil. Safe and delicious! (But never, ever with condoms—got it?).