• Can I use baby oil to make sex slicker?

    Can I use baby oil to make sex slicker?

    It’s not a good idea to use baby oil as a lubricant, as it can disturb the delicate pH balance in the vagina, leading to yeast infections like thrush.


    julie-peasgoodI’m a bit confused. I’ve always used baby oil for sex but my new boyfriend says it can be harmful. Is this true? Also is it ok to use two condoms to be really sure of not getting pregnant?


    Julie Answers...It’s not a good idea to use baby oil as a lubricant, as it can disturb the delicate pH balance in the vagina, leading to yeast infections like thrush. Oil can harbour bacteria and also rot latex condoms. It’s fine for massage, but for intercourse you’re far better off investing in a specialist water-based lube like Swoon Smooth Mover Water-Based Lubricant (£12.99).

    And it’s also not wise to wear more than one condom, as it increases the chances of the condom breaking. If you choose a good, reputable brand then one condom is enough.


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