Personal Lubricant




Cheap, easy to make personal lubricant. Start to finish is about 10 minutes without cooling time. I'm assuming this is water based, since all it is is water and corn starch. If you are allergic to water or corn starch, do not use. USE EXTERNALLY! Also, since the comments are talking about this being glue, YES, you can glue things together with this, but it is a VERY weak bond since the promintent ingredient is water. The proportions are not correct for making a glue, and it takes a while for this stuff to dry out. I glued two sheets of printer paper together with a tiny dot of the stuff, but I separated the sheets like they were not glued once it dried.

Step 1: Gather Materials

1 cup (8 oz.) water

4 tsp corn starch (I do not suggest putting the corn starch in a container. It tends to stick to everything. For the purpose of this guide, it is shown in a small bowl)

A cooking pot

Step 2: Mix Water and Corn Starch in Pot

Add the water and the corn starch into the pot and mix. I used a wood spoon to mix. I don't know if metal or plastic would make a difference.

Step 3: Slowly Bring to a Boil on Medium to Low Heat

Make sure you have stirred well and there is no corn starch stuck to the bottom of the pot. Cover the pot and slowly bring to a boil. All stoves are different; I used "4", the setting directly across from the off setting. Stir often, making sure the corn starch does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

Step 4: Almost There...

The contents should do some funky things while being heated. Just remember to stir often and be patient.

Step 5: Once It Has Reached a Boil...

Once it has reached a boil the contents should become more viscous and somewhat resemble the consistency of gelatin. You cannot tell very well from the picture, but you will definately be able to tell when it is done. Remove from the stove and pour into a container of choice.

Step 6: Allow to Cool

Allow the solution to cool at room temperature. DO NOT PUT IT IN THE REFRIDGERATOR OR FREEZER!!! It will cause the solution to form a skin that is a lot harder than the rest.

Step 7: Enjoy!

The container on the right is still hot and starting to cool. On the left is the finished product that has been stirred up to show texture. The finished product should jiggle like jello. My results have had a small layer of "skin" when it has cooled, but was easily removed with minimal effort.

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120 Discussions


10 years ago on Introduction

I want to try this because I'm too cheap to buy from a sex shop but will this ruin my Fleshlight at all? I mean, the Fleshlight site says to use only water based lubricants and like you said this is mostly water so I figure it might work but I want to hear what you have to say.

7 replies

Reply 6 months ago

The 2 ingredients are cornstarch and water. The fleshlight powder is just cornstarch so that's ok and the other ingredient is just water so that's ok. This will not ruin your fleshlight


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

Just look out for ultrasonografic gel. Those are waterbased, and are the exact same thing as the expensive lubricants you can buy. Its about 4-5 Euros (7-8Dollar) for 1 liter, of course larger bottles are way cheaper in the end. Only use waterbased stuff with a "Flashlight", never use oily stuff or silicon.


Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

Geez, you should read my text again. I'm talking about that sex toy, i just didn't want to name it here. But now i have to, because you forced me to. You're a bad person, you owe me an Ice Cream for that one.


Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I think it is a water-based lube, since 95% of it is water. I also use it with all my sex toys, including the fleshlight and it works fine, no damage at all! In fact, it works even better than other expensive lubes I tried b4 ;p


2 years ago

is this good for anal?


2 years ago

How long does it last? Ive made this lube and 2 days later it doesnt appear to look like any of the photos.


3 years ago

I'm sorry Momma,
I was only tryna make lube,
I never meant to ruin your pot, but tonight
I'm cleanin' out my closet.


12 years ago

Joke 1) mmmm, personal lubricant. Joke 2) Why not just use some canola oil for your slippery needs. Joke 3) I like to make personal lube at home too. It typically invloves a willing female however. I don't think my instrucable would be allowed here

8 replies

Reply 12 years ago

On #3: Please go ahead. I think a lot of the frequent instructable consumers would find it very, very interesting. I doubt you'd break any new records in internet indecency, and we are all grown up, aren't we?


Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Begging your pardon, but KIDS do read these. Please keep it very clean and remove innuendos. Thank you.