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Supercharged Figging Lube (a.k.a. Chili Lube)

September 26, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Lately I wrote an article about my Ginger Figging Lube. Personally I sometimes do enjoy the burn of ginger, even though I’m not masochistic. Pure ginger juice burns and is sometimes even painful. However, it is far from being very painful. On the other side I have done several sessions where I used Finalgon and Finalgon extra strong on my subs. These contain synthetic capsaicin as their active ingredient and cause an extremely intense burning sensation. Also I’ve experimented with Tabasco sauce, which is quite similar to the Finalgon creams. All these sessions ended under the shower because the pain was too intense. Therefore I was looking for a formula to bring the pain to a level, that makes it usable in a BDSM sessions without being unbearable although considerable more intense than ginger can be.

kinklab_chili-figging-lube

Theorie

Typically the “hotness” of chili pepper is expressed in Scoville Units which range from 0 to 16,000,000 for pure capsaicin. First I identified some well known corner stones along this scale to adjust my calculations for the amount of capsaicin extract to add to my lube.

The first question was whether it is possible to align ginger on that Scoville scale. Since the scoville units describe how many powers a chemical has to be diluted until there is no heat noticeable it also applies for ginger. Wikipedia tells us, that Gingerol, the active ingredient of ginger, has a Scoville Rating of 60,000. HPCL measurements show, that typical ginger contains 20 mg/g gingerol in dry mass. With a water content of 94 % the gingerol content in a fresh ginger root comes down to 0.12 % or 72 Scoville Units. That is not that much, actually.

On the other end of the scale, how about Finalgon Cream and Tabasco sauce? Finalgon contains Nonivamide which is synthetical capsaicin derivative. Nonivamide is however less burning than pure capsaicin and scores with 9,200,000 Scoville Units. With 1.7 mg/g for the normal Finalgon and 4 mg/g in the extra strong the Scoville Ratings are 2,200 respective 5,200. For comparison Tabasco sauce is also typically rated with 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville Units. The highest capsaicin containing cream I came across had 75 mg/g capsaicin which yields 12,000 Scoville Units.

And what about the ultimate pain delivering tool pepper spray? According to different sources the capsaicin content varies strongly whether it is legally available or law enforcement grade. But 180,000 to 300,000 seem to be a reasonable value for freely available sprays. Law enforcement grad may go well beyond 1,000,000 Scoville Units.

Reproducing the burning sensation of the ginger lube with chili extract would result in a capsaicin content of 0.5 µg/g lube.

Below is a dilution table to achieve lubes with different Scoville Ratings. It calculates the amount of Pure Cap (Capsaicin Extract with 500,000 Scoville Units) that needs to be added to the base recipes listed below. The Pure Cap bottle comes with a pipette for easier dosing. For the lower contents it might be easier to use this pipette instead of a fine scale.

dilutiontable_purecap

 

Recipe 1: Slippery Lube

Ingredients:

  • 30 g Glycerin
  • 2.0 g Xanthan Gum
  • 70 g DI water or boiled water
  • 1.0 g euxyl® PE 9010 (sold as ChemiKons in Germany)
  • 1.0 g Lecithin in liquid form as emulsifying agent (I’ve used Phosal® 50 SA+)
  • Capsaicin Extract (Pure Cap with 500.000 Scoville Units)

Recipe:

  1. Prepare the water by boiling it on the stove for more than 5 minutes to sterilize it. Let the water cool down to room temperature while preparing the other stuff. Or just use DI water.
  2. Weight in the Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, euxyl® PE 9010 (a.k.a. ChemiKons) and Lecithin and stir thoroughly. The euxyl® PE 9010 is used as a preserving agent. If you’re planing on using the lube within one week and store it inside your fridge, than you can omit it.
  3. Add the desired amount of chili extract according to the dilution table above. Thoroughly stir it into the mixture.
  4. Now add the water in small steps and stir until you have an even and homogeneous mixture. The thickening agents will take some time until the fully settle.
  5. Fill the lube into a suitable container. I used dispensers with a small pump from Amazon.

Recipe 2: Sticky Lube

Ingredients:

  • 10 g Glycerin
  • 2.6 g Hydroxyethyl cellulose
  • 0.4 g Xanthan Gum
  • 90 g DI water or boiled water
  • 1.0 g euxyl® PE 9010 (sold as ChemiKons in Germany)
  • 1.0 g Lecithin in liquid form as emulsifying agent (I’ve used Phosal® 50 SA+)
  • Capsaicin Extract (Pure Cap with 500.000 Scoville Units)

Recipe:

  1. Prepare the water by boiling it on the stove for more than 5 minutes to sterilize it. Let the water cool down to room temperature while preparing the other stuff. Or just use DI water.
  2. Weight in the Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Xanthan Gum, euxyl® PE 9010 (a.k.a. ChemiKons) and Lecithin and stir thoroughly. The euxyl® PE 9010 is used as a preserving agent. If you’re planing on using the lube within one week and store it inside your fridge, than you can omit it.
  3. Add the desired amount of chili extract according to the dilution table above. Thoroughly stir it into the mixture.
  4. Now add the water in small steps and stir until you have an even and homogeneous mixture. The thickening agents will take some time until the fully settle.
  5. Fill the lube into a suitable container. I used dispensers with a small pump from Amazon.

Practice

Between theory and practice there is always a gap. So is the subjective perceived pain in my trials quite different from what one would expect from the table above. I needed roughly about 7 drops per 100 ml (theoretically 1000 Scoville Units) to barely notice the burning sensation. With 22 drops per 100 ml (theoretically 3000 Scoville Units) the burning was on par with the ginger versions of this lube. It could be that the capsaicin in my Pure Cap has deteriorated over time. I own this bottle since almost 10 years. However I suspect also an other reason. The emulsifying agent seems also to buffer the burning sensation. I made a similar experience with the ginger recipe 2. It seems to be a little bit milder than recipe 1.

So, if you start, prepare your mixture and add the capsaicin extract in small quantities and test. If you can’t feel anything, than go to the next step. Due to the logarithmic dilution scheme in the table it works very well.

In comparison the capsaicin seems to be a little bit more high pitched in the pain than ginger. The ginger has a deeper, more pleasurable pain. Also the effects of the capsaicin seem to be longer lasting. The burning from ginger seems to fade off quicker.

Remarks:

  • WARNING: This lube burns! (If you overdue it with the capsaicin)
  • Use on own risk. Start slowly and add capsaicin extract gradually as you need it.
  • The above table already accounts for the increased weight change by adding the capsaicin extract.
  • I’ve chosen Pure Cap with “only” 500,000 Scoville Units, because it is sufficient. It was the lowest concentrated capsaicin extract I’ve found.
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