Do you have a bad reaction to glycerin in lubes?

CherryDyke CherryDyke
Glycerin is still fairly common in lubes, for some women it does nothing, while others may have bad reactions such as yeast infections. What about you?
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Yes, I avoid it
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No, doesn't really matter to me
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P'Gell P'Gell
Yup. I get yeast infections, soreness and sometimes UTIs. (Urinary Tract Infections.) It isn't worth the pain, expense of treatment and missing out on a week or so of sex to use glycerin. For me, vegetable glycerin isn't much better than animal or regular glycerin. But, I have a lot of allergies and sensitivities, so everyone is different.

"Glycol" is is also the same as glycerin.
09/01/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I've never had a yeast infection or UTI, and glycerin based lubes don't cause any problems for me.
09/01/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I get UTIs if I use lube with glycerin, and they are super painful, so I avoid them like the plague! I'm kind of jealous of people who don't have issues with them, because they have so many more lube options.
09/01/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I haven't noticed anything
09/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I don't have a problem with them, but I have friends and family who do.
09/01/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by CherryDyke
Glycerin is still fairly common in lubes, for some women it does nothing, while others may have bad reactions such as yeast infections. What about you?
The only lube which affected my vagina is KY Jelly. Something in that one irritates it a lot and has caused yeast infections.
09/01/2011
Peggi Peggi
I've had reactions to certain types of lubes and products in general but never because of glycerin.
09/01/2011
indiglo indiglo
I consider myself very fortunate I've never had an issue with glycerine in a lube, and I've never had a problem with yeast infections or UTIs.
09/01/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
haven't had a reaction yet.
09/01/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Yup. I get yeast infections, soreness and sometimes UTIs. (Urinary Tract Infections.) It isn't worth the pain, expense of treatment and missing out on a week or so of sex to use glycerin. For me, vegetable glycerin isn't much better than ... More
What's "glycol"? Did you mean "glycerol" is the same as glycerin? (Because that's true.)

Propylene glycol is a common lube ingredient and is not the same as glycerin.
09/01/2011
Pixel Pixel
I get itchyness and occasionally yeast infections from glycerin in lubes. I have to be picky about what I use now.
09/01/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
i'm too afraid to try them due to yeast infection/uti issues. so i dont know if i have a reaction or not, but i suspect i might.
09/01/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I get UTI's when I use products with glycerin. I had about 4 UTI's before my doctor and I figured out what the problem was and I never want to experience that again.
09/01/2011
BellaDonna2884 BellaDonna2884
I never used to have problems with lubes but lately I've noticed that they seem to be causing a bit of mild irritation. I'm planning on trying a lube without glycerin or parabens in it to see if this solves the problem.
09/01/2011
married with children married with children
have not had any problems with any of the many different lubes we have used through out the years.
09/02/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I don't think I do, but I tend to wash up almost right away.
09/02/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by CherryDyke
Glycerin is still fairly common in lubes, for some women it does nothing, while others may have bad reactions such as yeast infections. What about you?
Doesnt bother me, but we only have one bottle that contains Glycerin and my wife hasnt tried it yet. I have a feeling it may not agree with her.
09/02/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Terrible yeast infections and irritations.
12/31/2011
Entropy Entropy
It doesn't matter to ME, but my girlfriend will get a candida infection straight away.
01/01/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
Glycerin is evil. Every time my vag comes in to contact with it I end up with a yeast infection.
01/03/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
No, it doesn't bother me at all.
01/03/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
it doesn't seem to affect me. I get yeast irritation from too much sugar in my diet, but not from lube.
01/30/2012
ninja250 ninja250
No, never bothered me at all.
01/30/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
Glycerin is actually one of the few things that hasn't bothered me.
01/30/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
I've never had a bad reaction to any lube, but I still try to avoid glycerin because it has the potential to increase my risk of a yeast infection, and that's something I'd rather avoid.
01/30/2012
Ahatmadeofshoes12 Ahatmadeofshoes12
Oh god I hate glycerin and paraben containing lubricant. The first time I used a lubricant (shitty astroglide) it felt like I had poured hot sauce directly into my vagina. I never go near a lube that contains these substances anymore.
02/04/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
I've never noticed a problem but hearing the horror stories makes me want to switch to glycerin free lube anyway.
02/05/2012
SecretToyLover2 SecretToyLover2
It is near impossible to find a water-based lubricant without glycerine components in it. So I hardly have a choice. Oil-based lubricants come without glycerine in some cases but you have to look carefully and make sure it doesnt contain other harmful stuff.
02/24/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
ya yeast infections are not fun. I want to punch them in the face.
02/24/2012
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