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TwistedAngel13
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This may seem like a very naive question...but how do u use lube.?? like where exactly to u apply it and such??
Thanx for the help

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Siren
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You apply a few drops around your genital area, but you can use as much or as little as you want. And add a few drops to the inside and outside of the condom.

My bf and I prefer astroglide, which is usually at any drugstore.

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KittenGoddess
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Just to add to what Siren said already...there are a couple of things to remember when you're buying lube. First of all, make sure that it is a water-based, condom-safe lube. This is very important. Anything oil based is going to break down the condom in a matter of seconds. And second, get the lube without the spermicide. I know it sounds like just good added protection, but actually alot of people are allergic to that stuff, so in addition to maybe getting all itchy and red, you're also increasing your STD risk.

So, to recap...lube is good stuff, you can buy it at most grocery stores, drug stores, or chain stores (ie. Target, Kmart, etc.). Make sure it's condom-safe and water-based. And stay away from the spermicide. Around here, we're partial to Astroglide, although you may prefer something different (ie. KY or Bodyglide, or another brand).

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BlinkN*boys182
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I was with a bunch of friends and we discided to see if Vaseline would really disinigrate a condem....it did!! it was so fun to whatch!! so always remember- nothing oil based!!
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Grizabella
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quote:
Originally posted by BlinkN*boys182:
I was with a bunch of friends and we discided to see if Vaseline would really disinigrate a condem....

Nice... Not so abusive as pouring salt on slugs.

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Gumdrop Girl
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yeah, i put vaseline on a condom once. i posted a thread about it eons ago. but in short, i inflated 2 condoms, tied them up like balloons, and then spread vaseline in a long line along the side of one. about a minute later (timed it with a watch), the condom popped. meanwhile, the condom without vaseline stayed inflated for several days, until i finally popped it by stepping on it.

i give my endorsement to Astroglide. yea! in a more perfect world, i'd spread the stuff all over my feet and go sliding around the halls in the library.

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BlinkN*boys182
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Its amazing how little things can keep people amused!
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wow, me and be tried the condom/vaseline thing and it didn't work! the condom refused to desintegrate. not that that proves anything, but we were annoyed.

bodyglide is, for the record, a silicone- (not water-) based lube. silicone-based lubes are just as safe for condoms, and we love them too.

i HATE astroglide! i think it's sticky and stringy and disgusting! lol

em

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