Lubes and edibles cause infection?

steph0119 steph0119
I recently purchased an array of lubes, to see which ones I couldn't live without. However, I feel like maybe I have a yeast infection. Does anyone know if using flavored lubes will cause this? I really don't want to give up yet. Any suggestions on what I can do?
12/10/2012
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Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Check the ingredients. Lubricants that contain glycerine can cause yeast infections in some women, and it's a common ingredient in both normal and flavored lubes. Parabens can also cause a reaction (not specifically a yeast infection, but irritation nonetheless) in some people.

For flavored lubes specifically, sometimes you might even see sugar listed, and that's just asking for a yeast infection. Some use aspartame instead of glycerine or sugar, in which case you might have an allergy. Keep in mind that flavored lubes are generally intended for oral play, especially since they're more likely to feel sticky.

If you've ruled all these out and you're still not sure, you might want to talk to your doctor. Actually, a trip to the doc might be a good idea either way, especially if you've never had a yeast infection before or you're not 100% certain that's what you have.
12/10/2012
steph0119 steph0119
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Check the ingredients. Lubricants that contain glycerine can cause yeast infections in some women, and it's a common ingredient in both normal and flavored lubes. Parabens can also cause a reaction (not specifically a yeast infection, but ... More
I appreciate your advice. I will certainly check labels. It sucks that I cant enjoy a variety of lubes though.
12/13/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by steph0119
I appreciate your advice. I will certainly check labels. It sucks that I cant enjoy a variety of lubes though.
If you're reacting to one of the ingredients and you can figure out which one it is, then you just need to check for that ingredient before purchasing a lube. You can still enjoy a variety - your choices are just a bit more limited than someone who is less sensitive, that's all.

When you shop for lubes on this site, you can narrow down your search to make things easier by using the options listed to the left side of the page. For example, here is a search I did for water-based, glycerine-free and paraben-free lubes. It's just one wonderful thing about Eden: any search can be as narrow or as broad as you like.
12/13/2012
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