Amongst various other things like inserting garlic and parsley into the vagina, using toothpaste as lube is something you should never too. It is 2020 and instead of witnessing flying cars, we are here seeing experts shout on top of their lungs, to stop you from doing bizarre things to your genitals. A man took to Reddit to share his experience where he tried using toothpaste as lube. The unnamed man shared how he had used toothpaste to masturbate and it caused him "stinging type of pain". "It hurt when I moved my legs. Later that day when I went to use the toilet, when I took down my trousers I saw some discolouration. I had a look and all the skin was red and raw, with some parts of the skin beginning to scab," He wrote in the post. Lube For Comfortable Sex: From Saliva and Vaseline to Coconut Oil And Lotions, Things You Should NEVER Use As Lubricant.
Why You Shouldn't Use Toothpaste as Lube
First of all, toothpaste is not designed to come in contact with something as sensitive as the genitals. The ingredients can have abrasive, bleaching effects on something like a penis or a vagina. Moreover, when you create friction while masturbating, you only make things worse for your genitals. Most of the times toothpaste contains peppermint oil for giving you a fresh mouth and odourless breath, however, on the skin it can act as an irritant that can cause redness, peeling, scab-like results. If used for a longer period of time one can even suffer chemical burns from toothpaste. Saliva as Lube: Why You Should NEVER Use Spit as Lubricant During Sex like Porn Stars Do.
The best idea is to use lubes that are specifically designed for sex. Not only are they skin-friendly bur are particularly designed to give you pleasure and make sex less painful. You can choose from oil-based or cream-based lubes, but make sure to test it on your skin before use.