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Physician Reveals 3 Shocking Dangers Of Using Vaseline As Sexual Lubricant

Physician Reveals 3 Shocking Dangers Of Using Vaseline As Sexual Lubricant

A public health physician has revealed three shocking dangers of using Vaseline as a lubricant during sexual intercourse.

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Dangers of Using Vaseline As A Sexual Lubricant

Dr Yemi Adeyemi told HealthWise that Vaseline increases the risk of yeast infection and vagina irritation.

According to the doctor, it causes:

  • Sexually transmitted infection.
  • Unwanted pregnancy.
  • Adversely affect the health of vagina.

The physician said oil-based lubricants destroy latex condoms.

She said:

“Vaseline is oil-based, which makes it unsafe as a lubricant.

“Oil-based lubricants destroy latex-made condoms which can lead to an increased risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection and unintended pregnancy.

“Using Vaseline as a sexual lubricant would also affect vagina health, cause a yeast infection, vagina irritation, among others.”

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Dr Adeyemi advised that people should rather use non-scented water-based lubricants.

She said: “Water-based lubricants are the most common and come in two varieties.

“There is one that comes with glycerin and another without glycerin.

“Water-based lubricants are cost-effective, easy to find, safe to use with condoms and less likely to cause vagina irritation (glycerin free) and have a longer shelf-life.

“However, lubricants with glycerin may cause yeast infections; glycerin-free lubricants can taste bitter.

“It may not be the best option if you like to switch things up between oral and penetrative sex.”

Another study published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology reveals other causes of vaginal infection.

The was study led by Joelle Brown of the University of California and the AIDS Research Alliance of America, Los Angeles under study 141 women.

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The study revealed that intravaginal insertion of over-the-counter products increases the risk of bacterial vaginosis.

A data report for January shows that:

66 per cent reported an intravaginal practice.

49 per cent reported insertion of an intravaginal product.

45 per cent reported intravaginal washing.

Most common practices included:

70 per cent reported the insertion of sexual lubricants.

17 per cent reported the insertion of petroleum jelly.

13 per cent reported the insertion of oils.

“In univariable analysis, intravaginal use of oils was associated with Candida species colonisation (44.4 per cent compared with five per cent, P<.01). In multivariable analysis, women reporting intravaginal use of petroleum jelly over the past month were 2.2 times more likely to test positive for bacterial vaginosis (adjusted relative risk 2.2, 95 per cent confidence interval 1.3-3.9).”

Source: Health Wise

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