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wordnerd25
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Hi there! I heard that applying a little peppermint oil to the clitoris during stimulation is supposed to feel good. Is that safe?
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Heather
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Essential oils are SUPER concentrated, and very likely to irritate skin, especially delicate tissue like the genitals.

So, if and when anyone is ever using essential oils on the skin, and again, especially with genitals, they'll want to dilute them a good deal with water.

So long as someone does that and doesn't have an allergy, it can be safe, for sure. Just know that mint-based things can tend to tingle or numb out quite a lot, something some people will find feels good, but others will find very uncomfortable. And oils like this tend to linger, so if it doesn't feel good, you're going to be not-feeling-good for a few hours, most likely.

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