Is expired lube safe.

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Magicarp778
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Is expired lube safe.

Unread post by Magicarp778 »

As a 13 year old you can imagine I dont have the biggest lube supply, But the lube I do have is old and in the bathroom cubpoard, and I have been wondering. Is it safe to use the expired liube?
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Re: Is expired lube safe.

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How expired is expired in this case? Six months? Five years? Does it smell? Does it look okay?
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Magicarp778
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Re: Is expired lube safe.

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Its expired by a couple years and smells a bit but otherwise looks fine, It also says its a warming one so I think thats the source of the smell.
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Re: Is expired lube safe.

Unread post by Heather »

Yeah, it still shouldn't smell. Two years is a long time. I'd skip it. In the event you have a penis, you probably have loads of things that can be used as lubes in the house already anyway: olive or vegetable oil, body oil or lotion, or hair conditioner are all safe, healthy and also effective things that can be used.

(If you don't have a penis, I'm happy to go another round on this, but then by all means, stay clear of that lube. Even if it wasn't expired, novelty lubes aren't great for vulvas or vaginas.)
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Magicarp778
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Re: Is expired lube safe.

Unread post by Magicarp778 »

Thanks, Also I have a penis so thanks for all the alternatives. They should help a lot!
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