Nutrition and Health talk with Olushola Okunlade
Petroleum jelly, or Vaseline is an oil based ointment that people can use to moisturize and soften dry skin. Although Vaseline may work as a sexual lubricant, it can damage latex condoms and increase the risk of infection and unintended pregnancy. It is better to use a water or glycol based lubricant.
This oily moisturizer can help you in ways you may not know about, from preventing blisters to soothing hemorrhoids. But don’t use petroleum jelly on your sunburn or during sex.
While it may reduce friction during sexual intercourse, it can also introduce bacteria that can lead to an infection. It’s also difficult to clean and can cause staining. Avoid using Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline as lube during sex if you can. While it’s great for chapped lips or skin, it’s not great for vaginas or anuses.
Avoid using Vaseline as lube during sex if you can. While it’s great for chapped lips or skin, it’s not great for vaginas or anuses. Instead, look for options that are designed for sexual intercourse, and make sure it’s safe to use with condoms.