mizzXXX asked in HealthMen's Health · 1 decade ago

is it safe to use petroleum jelly as lubricant?

22 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    No. It really isn't. Especially if condoms are being used at the same time. It eats holes in condoms and is not water soluable, therefore , it just can't be washed out easily. It is a petroleum product. If you can afford Vaseline, you can afford kyjelly or most of the lubricants you find at the adult book store which are made with a a woman's health in mind. No!! NO!!! NO!!! Petroleum jelly is not the preferred lubricant when it comes to a woman's health. KY Jelly is! Thanks for asking. Great question!

  • valvo
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Petroleum Jelly As Lube

  • 1 decade ago

    It's only safe in the way it will not poison you or your partner.

    The reason it is not recommended is it is an oil based product and rots condom rubber really, really quickly. Like before you have finished.

    Unlke KY and such which are water based.

    Petroleum jelly is so hard to remove from you as a male after sexual intercourse and especially your partners insides. As it requires warm to hot water and soap to remove effectively.

    Source(s): Endorsed Registered Nurse
  • 5 years ago

    No petroleum jelly. Best lubricant:


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  • 1 decade ago

    Not if your using condoms. It makes the latex soften and it may cause them to break. Otherwise its OK but not the best - its too thick. A better lubricant is KY Jelly or any of the others designed specially for this purpose.

  • M S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I use petroleum jelly on my hands in the winter, along with some cotton gloves. My hands get very dried out,

    to the point of cracking and bleeding. Do not use

    pj for intimate purposes. You need somethng water based--

    like KY jelly.

  • 1 decade ago

    The thought of petroleum jelly, ughh :0

    There are far, far better lubes out there, but none tops the woman's own. Spend some time on foreplay. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    Try K/Y Jelly.

    It is water based and a much better lubricant.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, it is not safe. You need to use a water soluble lubricant.

    Petroleum jelly will also degrade condoms making the totally ineffective.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes, if it is lubricating skin

    if you are needing lube for sex with a condom. NO

    petolium breaks down a condom, for that use a water based lube, like ky jelly ok?

    hope this helps

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