Information On Lubricants

The following is a list of lubricants deemed to be safe for use with condoms:

Safest lubricants for use with condoms, the study found, were

bulletAstro-Glide
bulletH-R Lubricating Jelly
bulletK-Y Jelly
bulletDuragel
bulletLubafax Personal Lubricant
bulletOrtho-Glynol
bulletKoromex Gel
bulletProbe
bulletTransilube
bulletLubrin insert
bulletCondom-Mate
bulletIntercept
bulletSemicid
bulletNorform insert

The following are also deemed safe:

bulletPrePair Lubricant
bulletForPlay Lubricant
bulletContraceptive foams such as Emko, Delfen, and Koromex
bulletContraceptive creams and gels for diaphragms, such as PrePair, Conceptrol, and Ramses
bulletSaliva
bulletWater

The following are damaging to condoms:

These substances were found to be most damaging to condoms, and should not be used in association with condoms:

bulletpetroleum jellies, such as Vaseline
bulletbaby oil
bulletmineral oil
bulletsuntan oils
bulletvegetable oils, including: olive oil, peanut oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, coconut oil
bulletbutter
bulletmargarine
bulletcoconut butter
bulletfish oils
bulletinsect repellents
bulletburn ointments
bullethemorrhoidal ointments
bulletrubbing alcohol

The following are also somewhat damaging:

The study found that the following substances, while not as damaging as the above, were somewhat damaging to condoms and should also be avoided:

bulletMonistat vaginal cream
bulletEstrace vaginal cream
bulletFemstat vaginal cream
bulletVagisil ointment
bulletRendell's Cone vaginal spermicide
bulletPharmatex Ovule vaginal spermicide
bulletPremarin vaginal cream
bulletElbow Grease
bulletElbow Grease Hot
bulletShaft (brand names of sexual lubricants)
 

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