Published July 28, But they underscore the importance of using condoms, which are the surest way to prevent STDs other than abstinence or a monogamous relationship with a monogamous partner. Print When it comes to sex, sometimes we need a little help making things go, well, smoothly. This study did not look at HIV transmission so we cannot draw conclusions about the effects of lube on HIV transmission. It is a heavy duty, ultra slick and water-based, yet gives all the slippery fun plus a little more.
Zak has been living with HIV for 20 years. Lubricant also makes it easier—and more pleasurable—to use condoms, a must for protecting against sexually transmitted diseases. Even if lubes can damage anal tissue, it may be that their use results in more good than harm. In addition, a lab study in the journal Pharmaceutics tested 12 lubricants sold in Europe including popular brands such as K-Y Jelly and Replens and found that some of them might alter the pH balance of the vagina, which in theory could increase the risk of certain vaginal infections. However, correlation and causality are two different things: The major disadvantage to a water-based anal lubes is that the body absorbs the water and therefore the lube can dry out rather quickly. Lubes and sexually transmitted infections The second study found that women and men who reported using lubes for receptive anal sex in the past were about three times more likely to have a rectal STI when they were tested during the study than those who did not report using a lube. In the first study, the researchers looked at the effects of lube in a test tube. Certainly, people should not give up using lubes in conjunction with condoms, which provide optimal protection during anal sex. Furthermore, this study only investigated the relationship between lubes and certain STIs gonorrhea and chlamydia. Read more about the research The researchers tested six lubes that can be bought over-the-counter. This caused anal tissues to be stripped away. This study did not look at HIV transmission so we cannot draw conclusions about the effects of lube on HIV transmission. They found that many of the lubes had higher amounts of dissolved salts and sugars than normally found in a cell. Not to mention, water lubes are often a cheaper alternative, and therefore come in more generous quantities. That includes natural lubricants like mineral oil and baby oil as well as commercial oil-based products. The authors proposed that the observed increased risk may have been because the lubricants caused inflammation of the anus and rectum, making it easier for organisms to spread. The main difference between water and silicone-based lubricants is how long they last. When the researchers looked at other factors such as condom use, number of partners, how often someone had sex, their gender, or HIV status, the analysis showed that the use of some lubes for anal sex may increase the risk of getting a rectal STI by about three times. The verdict There is not sufficient evidence from these two studies to say for sure a just how much damage lubes can do to the rectal tissue when used for anal sex and b whether lube use can affect the risk of getting HIV or another STI. This means that you will need to re-apply it fairly regularly. The study didn't look at infection rates, just at the chemical composition of the lubricants. Gun Oil The single best thing about Gun Oil? The second study shows a correlation between the use of lubes and the transmission of STIs. It is one of the longest lasting water based lubes I have ever tested and has a thick slippery feel. This does not tell us about the effect of using lube during sexual activity.
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