Flavored lubes safe for sex?

Flavored lubes safe for sex?

Mistress Mandy Mistress Mandy
More accurately, can flavored lubes cause yeast or bacterial vaginal infections? Has anyone experienced this or been advised by someone that it's a possibility? I hadn't really thought about it much, as I've only ever used flavored lubes for strictly oral, but more recently I've been wondering if it'd be a problem if you were to be using flavored lube for oral and then switch over to sex. I mean it's pretty much the same ingredients as a regular lube, it just has artificial flavoring added in. But I can see how that might not be something I want in my vagina.
08/26/2011
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Lubricants that contain glycerin can possibly cause a yeast infection. Flavored or not. If you are prone to yeast infections for a lubricant that doesn't contain glycerin.

Flavored lubricants are primarily safe. However, like anything there are precautions. If you are prone to yeast infections skip all lubricants with glycerin flavored or not.
08/26/2011
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by Mistress Mandy
More accurately, can flavored lubes cause yeast or bacterial vaginal infections? Has anyone experienced this or been advised by someone that it's a possibility? I hadn't really thought about it much, as I've only ever used flavored ...
Flavored lubes can contain sugar, or more likely, sugar substitutes. If you think bacteria (and some fungus) can't digest that stuff, you're wrong. ;3
08/26/2011
Peggi Peggi
Here's an easy way to go about this, dear.

Yes, glycerin can cause yeast infections to those susceptible to them however, there is a quick way to know whether or not this will happen to you! Some people are NOT susceptible to them, like myself, and the way I learned at my med. school was this:

Buy bubble bath and bath oils of a few different types each. Take said baths. If you get a yeast infection, you are sensitive to glycerin. If not, you SHOULD be safe. This is a good method of testing, 90% of the time.
08/26/2011
Mistress Mandy Mistress Mandy
Thanks for the info, everyone! If it's just the glycerin that I have to worry about (not artificial flavoring) then I don't think I should have a problem. I think most of the lubes I've used in the past have had glycerin and have never had a problem with those. Also never had problems with bubble or oil baths.

Thanks again!
08/30/2011
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