Olive oil? Yes. Sulphuric acid? No. It’s safe to say that everyone more or less has a grasp on the broad strokes of what can and can’t serve as lube. But there is a whole universe of products out there whose potential has yet to be fully actualized, and it seems we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of strokability and self-pleasure (just stay the hell away from bananas—see “This Shit Is Bananas“).
Let’s start in the kitchen. Vinegar is great on your fries, and you can use it to clean your toilet, but holy shit, do not put it anywhere near your genitalia. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is one of nature’s greatest gifts. It offers many diverse applications in cooking, personal hygiene and cosmetics, but can it lube?