Vaseline isn’t an ideal lube for sex. However, it can be used if no better options are available. If you decide to use the thick jelly as lube, keep these factors in mind: It has staying power.
While you can technically use many substances as a personal lubricant, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should — and Vaseline is one that should not be used as a lube, whether for anal or vaginal sex.
Although people can use Vaseline as a sexual lubricant, it is not the best option. Vaseline can damage latex condoms, trap bacteria that can lead to an infection, and stain clothing and bedsheets.
Vaseline Harbors Bacteria. As against popular belief, Vaseline may seem like a petri-dish that enhances the growth of microbes and bacteria increasing the risks of infections. The genitals, especially the vagina is delicate and a disruption in its pH can throw everything off balance. So, should you use Vaseline as lube? We won’t recommend it.
Water-based options are most versatile, but silicone-based lubes, which are thicker, longer-lasting and have more “cushion” are a good choice, too (though, they can damage sex toys that are also made of silicone). As for jackin’ it, lube up with all the Vaseline you want. As one commenter on Reddit put it, “Jerk it with whatever you want. Hot sauce even.
Vaseline, when used as a personal lube, also increases the chances of catching a vaginal bacterial infection. So, while having Vaseline at home might come handy for women experiencing lack of natural lubrication, it’s probably not an ideal product as a personal lubricant.
J-Lube. 2014 Update: there have been rumors of J-lube causing a fatality when a perforation happened and J-lube entering the abdominal cavity. It is reported to have caused a reaction that caused death. I’ve not been able to substantiate any of this. J-lube’s sugar origin may be the root of it as bacteria feed on it.
Vaseline is not good to be used as lube because it is specifically designed for healing as it creates a barrier over the skin to lock in moisture to encourage the skin’s healing process. This means that it does not get reabsorbed into the body, and it stays on the vulval tissue and on the walls of the vagina.
An older study found females who used Vaseline as a lube were more likely to develop bacterial vaginosis. In addition, Vaseline states that it is for external use only, so it is likely not ...