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Ancient Egyptians had uncovered and used the medicinal properties of cannabis even beyond what modern medical science has been able to do so far. The Ebers Papyrus was written roughly around 1550 BC and is one of the oldest finished medical textbooks to have been found so far. It mentions a number of formulas which make use of hemp to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by various diseases and injuries. Apparently, women in particular used marijuana as a way to waive off depression and other psychological problems in the early days of Egypt.

The oldest medicinal use of the herb in the region may date back even further, to 2000 BC, when it might have been used to treat glaucoma, cataracts, haemorrhoids, vaginal bleeding, and even cancer. It can be estimated that cannabis was probably not a cure, but an alleviator of the symptoms in most cases. Modern medical science on the other hand, is only beginning to establish the fact that cannabis has some truly remarkable pain-relieving properties, along with being a very potent calming agent for the imbalanced nervous systems of patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Coconut oil benefits:

Not only is lauric acid antifungal, but research suggests that virgin coconut oil could also be antifungal. If that proves true, then either yeast is more susceptible than bacteria to the low concentrations of free lauric acid in virgin coconut oil, or other components of coconut oil are also antifungal.

More anecdotal evidence backing this claim is the large number of women who testify that coconut oil cures their yeast infections. Although we don’t advise this remedy (there are probably more effective options), it is a widespread natural alternative.

One last important point:

You shouldn’t use coconut oil with latex condoms, but that’s not coconut oil’s fault. It has to do with the chemical properties of oil in general — whether that’s a natural plant-based or synthetic petroleum-based oil.

How bad is it? Scientists tested this question in the lab by soaking condoms in different lubricants and then inflating them while counting how long it takes for them to burst. Without lubrication, condoms last about a minute. What destroys condoms? Baby oil was the worst of the bunch, popping the condom after only 11 seconds. But other mineral oils and vegetable oils also weakened the condoms.

Scientists also tested this question in the bedroom by instructing hundreds of couples to have sex a dozen times using different combinations of condoms and lubes. This experiment found that oil-based lubricants increase breakage – although it was not statistically significant. Overall, the evidence is pretty strong that oil and latex don’t mix.

But for those of us who aren’t chained to condoms, this could be the perfect all-natural and preservative-free sex lube.

The internet is full of advice about “self-care” and “treating yourself.” But not everyone can afford a spa day or a fancy new toy. Try this DIY lube recipe and enjoy it!