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What's the worst experience you've ever had with lube... any horror stories or comical situations surrounding the use of lube that stand out?
It was either Joy Jelly or something called "Motion Lotion." I bought it because I was dry from being on the pill. I was a teenager and knew nothing about sex toys and lubes, and knew I didn't want to use KY (there was a tube in my parent's dresser drawer and I would find it on top. EW!) I bought it at Spencers.
So, I bought this glycerin and flavor laden stuff and ended up with horrible UTIs and yeast infections. I most likely would have gotten the UTIs and yeast infections anyway, but the lube made it worse.
I eventually needed surgery to stretch my urethra, cut it open, remove polyps, remove my Bartholin's Glands and for many years after that, I didn't get any UTIs.
The doctor told me not to use the lube, but he didn't say why. He said I was "too young for sex." Telling me that glycerin would trigger infections would have helped a LOT!
It didn't stop me from having sex, I just went years without lube. Until I had my kids. MUCH later I found out that glycerin causes yeast infections and UTIs in me only a few years ago, from a flyer from Babeland. (I hadn't found Eden yet.) I wish I had known sooner.