Quick fixes and DIY remedies for getting it on

Sure, we love high tech, super modern conveniences when it comes to boot knocking and birth control. But we also love old-fashioned quick fixes and do-it-yourself remedies we can whip up at home like Betty Effing Crocker.

Here are a few of our favorites for anyone who wants to get dirty. (We meant get your hands dirty, but we’re cool if that made you think of something else.)

  • The softest, silkiest skin. This is your recipe if you want to be a glowing goddess with skin so luscious that the object of your desire can’t stop touching it.

  • Fresh breath. Water. Cheese. Baking soda. Sounds funky, but if you don’t have toothpaste or mouthwash, these are things you can use to clean up your mouth before you go in for the kiss.

  • Fresh pits. Lemons. Peppermint oil. Baking soda, again. Here are a couple things to try when you’re out of deodorant and you want to avoid body odor.

  • Instant dental dam. If you need protected oral sex and you don’t have a dental dam, a condom can save the day.

  • Make your own lube. There will be fewer chemicals, so try this recipe for DIY love juice if you want something natural. But the jury is out as to whether or not it’s latex condom compatible, so if you’re using condoms we recommend sticking with water- or silicone-based lubes that are guaranteed to be condom safe.

  • Make your own massage bars. Take turns melting these into each other for a sensual, body-soothing massage.

  • Everyday objects as sex toys. Trust us, you have at least a couple things lying around your place that can be easily used as a sex toy.

  • Emergency contraception for women on the pill. There are four different types of EC. The Yuzpe method is one that involves using the birth control pills you already take, but you take them in a different way. (Be aware, it’s not the most effective form of EC.) If you’re on the pill but have missed a few and are worried about pregnancy, Yuzpe is an option.

If you try one of these, let us know how it turns out in the comments or add a new thing we can cook up before a hookup. It’s a great weekend to get crafty.


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