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Windy-La Raindrop
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Apparently, I'm the only one of my friends who *didn't* go through a sex ed program during orientation or Welcome Week... one of my friends is saying that the people running the program said that using flavored condoms during oral sex is unsafe for some reason. Is that true? (It doesn't really make sense; they're flavored so they taste good in your mouth, right? And I'm not likely to be using them soon. I just like knowing the right information just because.)

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cool87
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Using flavored condoms for oral sex isn't unsafe but using them for intercourse can be since this can lead to vaginal infections. So for intercourse, it's best to stick to non-flavored condoms. But when it comes to oral sex, both kind of condoms are fine to use. [Smile]

[ 11-30-2007, 06:56 PM: Message edited by: cool87 ]

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Leabug
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(That said, you don't want to be using flavored lube on the vulva/vagina at ALL, so don't go cutting up a flavored one to make a dental dam, either!)

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Heather
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It should be noted that flavoured condoms and dams tend to have the flavored lube on only one side, so they can be safe for use on the vulva, you just don't want the flavor side to be on the vulva. [Smile]

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CondomMan
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What is it about the flavored lube that is unhealthy? Is it all brands or just some? I'm sorry to say this is the first I've heard of this.. thanks for the info..

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ASargent42
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Flavoured lube contains sugar. You add sugar to a vagina, and the natural occuring yeasts go crazy, leading to a yeast infection. Thats why it's ok for use on the outside of the barrier (on the non vagina side of a dental dam, or on the outside of a condom when using one for oral sex). So there is nothign wrong with using flavoured lube, it is just a matter of being careful where you use it. [Smile]

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CondomMan
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Thanks ... you learn something every day ... I'll be sure to pass along the info. Cheers

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