If you’re anything like me then your “bedside drawer” or sex drawer is fuller than any other handy “drawer” or toolbox in your house, you find yourself in need of handy solutions to fix everyday problems. Working in the sex and sexual health industry I am never running short of Lube and it’s a good thing! Here are 18 uses for lube that really have come in handy!
Whether it be dry cracked lips from the cold, sun or wind lube has great qualities for moisturizing as well it will protect the skin. (It also doesn’t taste as good as commercial lip balms so you’ll be less likely to lick it off your lips!)
Side note: You can mix a tiny amount of lipstick and water-based lube to make a lightweight lip gloss!
Another amazing savior, if you’ve ever used a new product or SFX makeup and find out your regular bottle of Marcella water isn’t taking this gunk off your face? Maybe you’re just uncomfortable pulling off false lashes? Once again it’s Silicone Lube to the rescue! Warm a little lube up in your hands and start rubbing, this stuff takes it all off! (If you’re using it for false lashes use a cotton bud and rub the top of the lash line.)
Because of lubes moisturizing and skin protecting properties, it makes for the best (in my opinion) shaving cream. I find the lube attaches to the hair better raising it from the skin ensuring the closest shave. And because lube helps to prevent the skin from micro-tears I find that razor burn and ingrown hairs are minimised. This is even true for the coarser hairs in the underarms and bikini and taint areas.
I have read countless blogs talking about using lube as a substitute moisturizer, I can see where they are coming from however it’s just too thick. It’s not going to penetrate the dermis layer of the skin giving you real moisture for your skin. I think Lube is better left as a barrier protecting the skin from micro tears and damaging frictions. (In a last didge effort the right Lube could be used as a massage oil).
Bushy Bushy Brows!
Untameable brows don’t have to put a damper on your day. A tiny tiny TINY amount of lube massaged into your brows will give you that sleek clean brow you’re after. If you use too much lube you’ll end up looking like you have sweat pouring from your brows and nobody wants that look! A little goes a LONG way!
Fly Away Hairs Got You On End?
Lube is heavier than leave in conditioner but lighter than Hair Gel. With a very small amount of lube, you can have that summer beach look without the frizzy accompaniment.
Gum In Your Hair!
Put the Scissors down! Silicone lube should be your new go-to for this sticky situation. (I hope you don’t need this more than once.) It also helps to choose one of the best personal silicone lubricants like SuperSlyde!
Using silicone lube makes ease out of the tangled mess of Lice infested hair. The thickness or viscosity of the lube is also unpleasant for the lice and they aren’t able to run around the head and escape your comb!
Chafing killing your stride?
I’m not a runner, personally, I don’t see the point unless something is chasing you. But for those who do, I’ve heard chafing can be a serious issue.
Seriously, who hasn’t had that painful chafing from walking the beach in damp shorts? A little Lube goes a long way!
Lube also works if you have eczema or psoriasis causing discomfort from a shirt or bra rubbing.
You can make your own Ice packs for compression first aid needs with lube. Fill a ziplock bag… put it in a second bag for added leak protection. After you let the baggie freeze you’ll have a gel ice pack perfect for any need.
Hate Breaking In New Shoes?
The dreaded aching and torturous feeling of breaking in a new pair of shoes. Grab that lube out of the bedside drawer and rub a little on the places that rub and you’ll be as comfortable with your new purchase as you are happy to show them off!
Last Season’s Dress Shoes Looking A Little Rough?
I know I can’t be the only one who has had a last minute shoe-mergency where the only shoes that go with my outfit for an event I have to attend in 20 minutes are scuffed and grunge-looking. Silicone lube can polish latex and patent leather! This has been a shoe saver on more than one occasion for me! (Just make sure you don’t use it on LEATHER shoes!)
Digging through that jewellery box that you just toss everything into and you find a chain you’re finally ready to wear only it’s completely knotted and kinked. Use some of that bedside lube and roll the knotted chain in the fingers. This will begin to loosen the kinks in that chain.
Stubborn Price Tags
Why does this happen? Some tags pull right off no dramas, but others feel like they use a new form of super glue, that will ensure that tacky price tag is noticeable to everyone. With a very small amount of silicone lube and a touch of elbow grease, you can remove any remnants of that glue residue!
Gum Under The Table!
I have heard of restaurants that will use KY lube to remove gum from the underside of tables. Now if you’ve ever had the unpleasant job of scraping gum off a table, you’ll agree you’d try anything to make the job easier!
Who hasn’t been in or around this situation? It can be painful and scary or hilarious depending on your sense of humor. But lube gets into those tight spaces and help reduce friction. A couple twists turns and pulls that ring should be off in no time.
If you hate having to jiggle and wiggle that key around your stubborn door lock, try the tiniest amount of silicone lube on the key before inserting it.
The same can be used for door hinges that squeak or are hard to open and close.
In the Shop
Pretty much anything WD-40 can be used for you can use Silicone Lube in its replacement. Mind you the effects don’t last as long, but it certainly works when you’re in a pinch. Keep it in mind next time you need to grease up your hair clippers, bike chain, rolling drawers etc.
You can even use it to grease your fishing rod! Although Silicone Lube like SuperSlyde can be used for masturbation and sex why not try using it for other purposes!
Author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human Sexuality
Patrick Kriz has a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Psychology – Human Sexuality. Patrick is a wonderful man that has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share this with those around him. He is articulate, educated and the provider or interesting and educational writings.
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