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Someone asked us: what is the reason that using baby oil with a condom will cause damage to the condom

Using baby oil with a condom will damage the latex of the condom, causing it to break.

It’s important to use only water-based lubricants, such as K-Y jelly or Astroglide, with latex or polyisoprene condoms. Oil-based lubricants like petroleum jelly, cold cream, butter, or mineral and vegetable oils damage latex and polyisoprene.

Here is a list of lubricants that are safe to use with all condoms:

  • Aqua Lube®
  • Astroglide®
  • ForPlay®
  • H-R® lubricating jelly
  • K-Y® lubricating jelly
  • PrePair®
  • Wet® — silicone and water-based only
  • Any silicone-based body safe lubricants
  • Any glycerin-based body safe lubricants

And here is a list of lubricants that should NOT be used with latex or polyisoprene condoms:

  • Aldara Cream
  • baby oil
  • Bag Balm
  • butter
  • cold cream
  • head and body lotions
  • body oils
  • massage oils
  • coconut oil
  • mineral oil
  • petroleum jelly
  • rubbing alcohol
  • shortening
  • suntan oil and lotions
  • certain vaginal yeast infection medicine
  • vegetable or cooking oils
  • whipped cream

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