A common ingredient in “heating,” “cooling” or “tingling” sexual lubricants. Peppermint extract is used to enhance sensations during intercourse and is often marketed for vaginal or oral use.

While peppermint extract is a relatively safe and popular lubricant ingredient, it can cause unpleasant sensations for some users. Additionally, some people have mint allergies and should not use lubricants that contain any type of peppermint, spearmint or menthol ingredient. Peppermint extract will not damage latex condoms.