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Gwyneth Paltrow's latest must-have? All-natural, homemade lube

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Published 10/05/2016 | 08:15

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow signs her book 'It's all Good' during the the 2016 Antiques And Garden Show Of Nashville at Music City Center on February 12, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu, Presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LACMA)
Gwyneth Paltrow Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at NBC Studios on March 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)

Gwyneth Paltrow is raving about homemade lubrication in her latest Goop newsletter.

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The lifestyle site's first ever "sex issue" was unveiled on Monday and the actress revealed it was inspired by "a recipe for homemade lube" devised by her friend Frankie Bergstein.

"(She) wanted a non-toxic product but couldn't find one on the market (popular brands are full of parabens and palm oil...)," Gwyneth writes. "After some hands-on research and a few trips to the farmers market, she made one herself.

"Frankie says this 100% organic formulation, made from yams, citrus seeds, and coconut oil, will turn the driest of deserts into your own personal slip 'n slide. Unfortunately, her proprietary formula isn't available yet, so we set out to find a lube that comes close and meets the standards of the goop clean beauty shop - and to the joy of parched vaginas everywhere, we did.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 29, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

"As we worked through the line-up for the issue, we all came to believe that it's one of the more important ones we've sent. In part, because it made us feel awkward, and shy, and like we were doing something dangerous - when we intellectually know that it shouldn't be that way, that female sexuality isn't taboo, that it isn't embarrassing, and that it shouldn't be wrapped up in so much shame.

"Even though so many of us have been trained to blush, and giggle, and joke, and duck our eyes. I have those exact same impulses."

She goes on to explain that in the new issue of goop, the actress and her team "wanted to explore sexuality from all angles", adding, "Acceptance of our sexuality brings us closer to total self-acceptance in general - we can't truly understand ourselves without understanding and embracing that part, too."

Gwyneth Paltrow signs her book 'It's all Good' during the the 2016 Antiques And Garden Show Of Nashville at Music City Center on February 12, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
Gwyneth Paltrow signs her book 'It's all Good' during the the 2016 Antiques And Garden Show Of Nashville at Music City Center on February 12, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu, Presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LACMA)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu, Presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LACMA)

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