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Glycerin in Lubricants May Cause Yeast Infections


Finding a personal lubricant that you like is a tough quest, since there are so many different kinds to choose from. There are silicone-based lubes, water-based ones, and many contain glycerin to make them even more slippery.

But is glycerin a bad thing? Well it depends on whether or not you are prone to yeast infections. You see, glycerin is a sugary liquid, and since yeast feeds on sugar, you can see why these two would make a bad combination. Look for a glycerin-free lubricant if your lady business is sensitive to this kind of thing.

Check some options below.

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chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
A lot of women need lube for various reasons - latex sensitivity, birth control, huge dong, benadryl, pool or marathon sessions, hehe. Nothing wrong with adding a bit of slip. Anywho.. Yay for Sliquid! Love it! No taste at all and washes away nicely. Also, great for HJs. ;)
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
A lot of women need lube for various reasons - latex sensitivity, birth control, huge dong, benadryl, pool or marathon sessions, hehe. Nothing wrong with adding a bit of slip.Anywho.. Yay for Sliquid!Love it! No taste at all and washes away nicely. Also, great for HJs. ;)
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
I've never needed a lubricant...lol...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow, great tips. Good thing I buy WET Naturals Silky Supreme Personal Lubricant ;)
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
Liquid Silk is the best! I switched to it after having major problems with sticky, irritating Astroglide. It's like lotion and it's not sticky at all, very natural.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Glad you brought this up. Most of the drugstore lubes I've seen are glycerin-based, which basically creates a breeding ground for yeastie beasties.
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