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is ti safe to use olive oil as an anal lubricant? if so, what are the pros and cons?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: There are many lubricant products available. And people do use olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, etc. As long as it is not irritating and you are not allergic, I think this would be okay. I hope our experts will chime in here! One caution: do NOT use petroleum jelly (Vaseline) with condoms. The petroleum jelly weakens condoms, and they can break.
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

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