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Is Your Lubrication Choice Safe and Natural?


Oil-Based Lubes: The Bad

Oil-based lubes get a bad wrap, and justly so. They are sticky, greasy, and can corrode latex condoms and diaphragms. Such lubricants are commonly used because they are generally handily available around the house—Vaseline, baby oil, mineral oil, even cooking oils. These are sometimes petroleum-based (non-cooking oils) which are bad for the environment, but they can also be generally bad for the woman's uterus by trapping bacteria and yeast underneath its slimy coating, causing infection. Your best choice of all if you are looking for an all-natural product that is also safe for your body, is water-based lubes.


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