Lube health: Glycerin, Paraben, Petro chemicals and L-Arginine???

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Lube health: Glycerin, Paraben, Petro chemicals and L-Arginine???

Nkev Nkev
My girlfriend and I are new to using lube and were trying to get into it. Much of the community seems to not like Paraben, so I did some research and found that it could be linked to breast cancer and all that great stuff. After finding this information I've found myself wondering what's wrong with glycerin or L-Arginine that they can be cleared from the search results.

Are these components thought to be hazardous or is it more of an allergy based thing?

Thank you all!
Kev
03/05/2012
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P'Gell P'Gell
Some women can get vaginal infections, both men and women can get urinary tract infections and irritation when they use glycerin internally. (Meaning vaginally or on the penis.) I can't use a lube with glycerin, but I can use wipes that have some glycerin in them, and can certainly use glycerin soap, but some people are even more sensitive and can't even use these.

As for Arginine, it is an amino acid believed to direct blood to the genitals and cause more genital engorgement. Some people feel pain and irritation from Arginine, and those with any type of Herpes Simplex (from cold sores, to genital herpes to whitlow on the fingers) may find an outbreak triggered from unopposed Arginine in their systems or on their bodies.

Lysine is the amino acid that "opposes" arginine, so some people will take that along with Arginine containing products, but it doesn't always work to head off outbreaks or irritation.

Arginine is also sometimes obtained from tree nuts, so some people are sensitive to it because of that.

Petro chemical, or chemicals made from fuel oil, like Petroleum, or Vaseline may not be shed properly by the self cleaning mechanisms of the vagina, so most women will not use a petro chemical based lubricant. There are some men's jerk off lubes which are oil based (The Original Gun Oil being formerly the most famous, which is targeted at mostly gay men) but even some gay men will not even use this when receiving anal sex.

Boy Butter is made with cocoanut oil, but is still targeted at men.
03/05/2012
Nkev Nkev
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Some women can get vaginal infections, both men and women can get urinary tract infections and irritation when they use glycerin internally. (Meaning vaginally or on the penis.) I can't use a lube with glycerin, but I can use wipes that have some ...
wow lots of information thank you much!
03/05/2012
Beck Beck
If you are unsure about any ingredient you can also check it out on google, but if you want a good site to use it is this one. That is the site I use to get all of my information.

Great information P'Gell.
03/05/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Some women can get vaginal infections, both men and women can get urinary tract infections and irritation when they use glycerin internally. (Meaning vaginally or on the penis.) I can't use a lube with glycerin, but I can use wipes that have some ...
Great information, P'Gell!

Another thing about parabens is that people can be allergic to them and it'll cause burning so many do not use products with parabens in them.
03/05/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It does seem that people are getting sensitivities and allergies to some lube ingredients just like milk, wheat, nuts, etc.

If you're curious about a lube, check into getting samples from a clinic or health services building. If you can use the sample without any issues, you should be ok to try out other products with those ingredients.

Metaphor:
I love Reese's Peanut butter cups. If I was allergic to peanuts or milk, I'd have issues with them. Thank goodness I'm not allergic to peanuts!
03/06/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Thanks for this post - VERY informative!
03/06/2012
Nkev Nkev
Quote:
Originally posted by TheSinDoll
Thanks for this post - VERY informative!
thanks all!!! very helpful! like the reeces thing JR
03/06/2012
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