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pinkstarrs
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is it okay for guys to use lotion while masturbating?
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Gumdrop Girl
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yes, a guy can use a lotion for masturbation as long as it's only for him. if he's going to masturbate with a female partner, then lotion is not a good idea. lotion is not condom safe and it's not good for vaginas either.

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bonita_braless
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thats strange miss gumdrops since i use lotion head2toe and no problem using it there [Embarrassed]

[ 04-10-2006, 12:31 AM: Message edited by: bonita_braless ]

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Beppie
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Bonita, if you are using lotion on or around your vagina, you need to stop, as it can upset your vagina's natural pH (acid-levels) and thereby clause problems with its cleaning system. If you have not perceived any problems from doing this it could be because (a) you're lucky, but it's a time bomb waiting to go off, or (b) you may have developed an infection without realising it, because you are not aware of the symptoms, or it may be relatively asymptomatic at some stages.

I also suggest that you pay more attention to the context of Gumdrop Girl's reply: another very important aspect of this post is that lotion is inappropriate for use when there are two partners masturbating together because it interferes with latex barriers such as condoms.

Lastly, your pert tone isn't really appropriate-- Gumdrop Girl is an unpaid volunteer, who puts a lot of effort into providing accurate information. Using that sort of tone, particularly to promote misinformation, is not on.

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Juniata
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What about mineral oil? Is that ok for female unpartnered sex?

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Heather
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Nope.

You don't want to be putting something that isn't water-soluable in the vagina. Lotions, oils, vaseline, none of it.

If you need lube, get lube: it's easy to get, made expressly for genital use, and there's plenty of it out there.

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Wait, what about silicone-based lubes? Those are marketed for vaginal sex but aren't water-soluble. Are they safe?
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Heather
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Yeah, but some women find that those do increase the incidence of infections for them.

Personally, I only keep silicone lubes around for partners who like to engage in receptive anal play, and use only water-based lubes for vaginal/vulval use.

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