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FadingEndlessly
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Which lubricants are latex-safe?

Thanks.


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Silver1381
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Basically any lubricant that is water-based is safe to use with latex. Some brands of water-based lubricants are Astroglide and Liquid Silk. Avoid oil-based lubricants because they tend to break down the latex.

I hope that answers your question.

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Barbarosa
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I love Liquid Silk! The trouble is I think it is mostly sold by specialty stores whereas astroglide is pretty available where condoms are sold. Lately most of my shopping has been done through the nice folks at GV, so I have not been down the condom isle for some time.

What is surprising is the list of whats not OK.

Edible plant oils, like corn, nut and olive oil, coconut butter/oil, fish oil (!),
mineral oil, baby oil, and some specialty sexual lubes, like elbow grease & shaft. These last two used to be true, I am not sure if they have changed the formula or not.

Ready for the surprise unsafe list?

Some medicated vaginal creams, like monistat, estrace, femstat, vagisil, premarin.

Who would have thought it? I wonder if the package notes that they are not condom safe, especially since monostat and others are usually used at bedtime.


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la_fileuse
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My grocery store's generic yeast infection treatment indicates that the vaginal suppository is oil based and can damage condoms, so I'm pretty sure that Monistat does as well.
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wobblyheadedjane
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I would also be surprised if women who are using yeast infection treatments are having sex during the treatment period. Most ointments/medications recommend that you abstain from sexual activity until the infection has cleared up; we certainly recommend that here at ST as well.
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