Lubricants that are petroleum-based (think Vaseline) have limited applications. They should not go in the vagina because they trap bacteria and clog pores. Additionally, you shouldn’t use petroleum-based lubes for sex toys, with barrier methods (condoms included), or penetrative sex acts. “Petroleum-based lubricants should generally be avoided for penetrative use, and is recommended only for penile masturbation,” says Costa. If you still gotta use the Big V and don’t have a jar around the house already, you can always try Target.
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