Why Do You Use Unhealthy Lubes?

Cat E. Cat E.
When reading Eden reviews for lubrications I'm SO surprised that so many of you are using some that have unhealthy ingredients in them like glycerin and parabens.

Glycerin is known to help cause yeast infections in women and parabens have been found in breast cancer tumors. For those of you who use products with them in it, why do you?
08/19/2012
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Zombirella Zombirella
Glycerine doesn't affect everyone. As for parabens, they are in SO many other products as well. For the cancer, The long history of safe use of parabens, the fact that many occur naturally and can be consumed without adverse effects also adds reason as to why its use is so widespread. A study in 2002 specifically stated that methyl paraben is not carcinogenic or mutagenic meaning it does not cause cancer and it does not cause DNA in cells to change ( Food and Chemical Toxicology, pp 1335-1373, 2002). The study where tissue found with cancer wasn't tested against the tissue of healthy breast tissue meaning no surefire answer that parabens were the culprit. This one study does not prove a cause and effect relationship between parabens and cancer.
More on it:link

The study was small - samples were taken from only 20 women.
There were no controls - normal breast tissue was not investigated for comparison.
No other parts of the body were studied - theoretically, parabens may lurk elsewhere in the body.
The source of the parabens was not identified - no one knows if they came from antiperspirants, other personal care products, or possibly a household source.
08/19/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't because they give me infections and make me burn.
08/19/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
i normally dont.. i did try one recently that was sent to me to review and it was awful, will go back to avoiding these yicky ingredients in the future!! lol
08/19/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I have no problems with the products and parabens are in shampoos and conditioners and lotion as well.
08/19/2012
Angelica Angelica
I have not had any problems with my body reacting to ingredients negatively, so I personally do not see the need to seek out products without them.
08/19/2012
lineswecast lineswecast
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Originally posted by Angelica
I have not had any problems with my body reacting to ingredients negatively, so I personally do not see the need to seek out products without them.
This. If they caused a reaction I would look for something else.
08/19/2012
Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood
It doesn't always irritate people, and if they aren't having a reaction and they like the lubricant otherwise, why not? I otherwise, some people feel that nearly EVERYTHING causes cancer and if they haven't seen facts that their lube ingredients are posing a major threat, they may not be bothered by it. I just know what works for me.
10/12/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Glycerin doesn't bother me, so I don't mind using lubes with it. I agree that parabens may be dangerous so I avoid all products with them.
10/13/2012
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
The only lube I ever had a problem with was hypoallergenic so.. heh.
10/13/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Cat E.
When reading Eden reviews for lubrications I'm SO surprised that so many of you are using some that have unhealthy ingredients in them like glycerin and parabens.

Glycerin is known to help cause yeast infections in women and parabens have ... More
Actually the research that showed parabens in breast tumors has been modified to show that SOME breast tissue tumors showed parabens not all. The risk is low and the causal link has not been thoroughly investigated. It is possible that people who are predisposed to some tumors may store parabens in their tissues but there is no evidence that everyone does.

Also, the glycerine that is in most types of lube is a variant of plant based glycerine that has been shown to retard yeast and bacterial growth thus preventing the very problems the lube is charged with causing. Some women do, indeed, have problems with certain brands of lube but not every lube with glycerine causes yeast/bacterial overgrowth for the majority of women.

This is why these reviews are so important...and really? We should be reporting cases where WE have experienced yeast or bacterial overgrowth or had a breast biopsy that showed parabens in the tissues not continuing to spread "warnings" that simply don't stand up to scrutiny. Like the old wheeze about silicone lube "ruining" EVERY silicone toy. This simply has not been proven out after four years of toying with mostly silicone toys I have yet to have ANY toy marred by using silicone lube. But that's another forum topic, I suppose.
10/13/2012
kaylajoy89 kaylajoy89
well, i don't
04/05/2013
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