Study: Certain Lubes call cell damage

PassionQT PassionQT
My partner found this study online..Here is an excerpt and a link to the full article. I never liked KY Or Astroglide to begin with, no wonder why!
Lube Study


"Of the lubricants tested, Good Clean Love and PRÉ, both water-based iso-osmolar lubricants, were shown to be least harmful to epithelial tissue, along with two silicon-based lubricants, Female Condom 2 and Wet Platinum. Lubricants that were most toxic to the epithelial tissue (Gynol II, KY Jelly and Replens) also tended to damage “good” bacteria called lactobacillus, which is needed to maintain a healthy genital tract"
11/30/2012
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Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by PassionQT
My partner found this study online..Here is an excerpt and a link to the full article. I never liked KY Or Astroglide to begin with, no wonder why!
Lube Study


"Of the lubricants tested, Good Clean Love and PRÉ, both ... More
These are the types of things that we have to be really careful about drawing the wrong conclusions. First of all, the link is an article about the study and not the study itself. And while the article has a link to the source (PLoS ONE), it did not lead directly to the specific article and to be honest I was too lazy to search.

Based on the article, this study was designed to assess the potential impact lubes might have on susceptibility to HIV. The findings indicate that while the authors did acknowledge that hyperosmolar lubes caused the most cell damage, none seemed to make cells more vulnerable to the HIV virus. And the article doesn't specifically say that some of the lubes cause no damage. In fact, it could be inferred from the language that all lubes caused damage, but the hyperosmolar lubes caused the most.

The article is also quoted as saying:

“Much more work needs to be done to explore the safety of lubes,” said Dr. Dezzutti. “This was an early study and the jury is still out as to whether hyperosmolar lubes cause damage to the epithelium that in conjunction with other processes, like inflammation, could increase susceptibility to HIV.”

The take home message: Much more work needs to be done to explore the safety of lubes. This should be taken as a "hmm, isn't that interesting" rather than an "oh my god, avoid KY Jelly." Besides, there are plenty of other reasons to avoid KY Jelly.
11/30/2012
potstickers potstickers
Here's the study.
11/30/2012
APaleBlueDot APaleBlueDot
I don't know if the study is a very good representation of an actual sexual experience, but this is somewhat troubling:

"Exposure to KY Jelly resulted in complete loss of the three strains of lactobacilli, likely attributed to chlorhexidine in the formulation which is a known bactericidal compound."

That substance probably needs to be removed from the formulation.
12/01/2012
potstickers potstickers
Does anyone have an OBGYN who uses a lube other than KY Jelly?
12/02/2012
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