So Using Olive Oil On Your Vagina Is Seriously Good News For Your Sex Life

It's not just great as a salad dressing...

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We’re often being told about the things that we shouldn’t do when it comes to vagina care. Vagina steaming? Yep, not a good idea. Douching? You’re leaving yourself more prone to infection. Putting stuff up there without protection? Well, we all know what can happen there…

But for once, we’re actually been told about what we should be doing when it comes to looking after our vajayjays.

According to Gwyneth Paltrow’s most recent Goop newsletter our lady gardens should be getting well acquainted with both olive oil and vitamin E.

Why so? Well, according to Gwyneth’s Q & A with naturopathic doctor Maggie Ney, olive oil makes an ace lubricant, meaning it’s great news for your sex life, while vitamin E helps to moisturise and strength your vaginal tissue – read: also great news for your sex life.

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But the benefits don’t end there. Experts agree that regularly applying a little olive oil around your lady bits can help to protect the skin and also decrease irritation while you’re on your period.

Right, so now that you’re on board with using olive oil as a vaginal moisturiser, what’s the best way to do it?

It’s easy: just insert two fingers into your vagina and massage the oil around the area.

Just as well we already have it stocked in the kitchen press, eh?

Disclaimer: If you’re using condoms, make sure to wait at least an hour after application before you have sex.

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