It's probably best to reserve this one for the times when you're having sex with a fluid-bonded, monogamous partner and you don't need to worry about STIs or pregnancy — meaning: Plus, aloe vera is totally compatible with latex and polyurethane condoms, Stubbs says. Keep in mind that coconut oil could wear down a latex condom — it's oil, after all — so you don't want to use it if you're using condoms, Stubbs says. It also smells great and isn't as expensive as many synthetic lubricants. As with all oils, you shouldn't use this as lube if you're using condoms, because it could easily wear down or rip a latex condom. On the show Grace and Frankie, there's also a joke that Frankie makes homemade lube out of yams , coconut oil, and citrus seed. Finding a lubricant that works for you and your partner is very personal. If you are going to experiment with your own Chinese yam concoction, be careful with oil, which can wear down condoms. Britton calls a "last-ditch choice," because although it works as a lubricant, it can be pretty risky. It can be helpful on a person's hands when giving a blowjob, or as a vaginal lubricant. If you're "desperate for something slippery," this carrier oil will work as lube, Dr. Though there are tons of options out there, they all do effectively the same thing, which is make sex slipperier. But if you reach for your favorite bottle of lube in the middle of sex and it's empty, that's just inconvenient. Britton says — so just be careful. Cory Stieg Photographed by Megan Madden. Using a beauty product down to the last drop and having an "empty," can be a moment of pride and a sign of a quality product. Your anus isn't self-lubricating , so you typically need something slipperier than spit.