using vaseline as lubricant
Is it safe? Can you use vaseline for anal sex & masturbation?
What is Vaseline
It would be best to start by describing what Vaseline consists of. Vaseline is described by the manufacturer as 100% pure petroleum jelly - basically it's a blend of oils and waxes. In other words, it's 100% oil-based. That means that if used as lubricant for anal sex it will disintegrate condoms which can cause breakage. Additionally, although it's a great moisturizer, it was never created to act as a lubricant.
Can You Use Vaseline as Anal Lubricant?
It's important to keep in mind that you should never use an oil-based lube (like Vaseline) for anal sex when using a condom. As previously mentioned, it can break down the latex material found in condoms and more often than not it will cause it to break. Even if you were to have anal sex without a condom (bareback) then as sex educators, we would advise against using vaseline as lubricant for anal sex as it was never created to act as a lubricant for sex in the first place. Reason for this will be discused below.
Alternative Anal Lubricants to Using Vaseline
There are other options that will ensure that you have a great time during anal. Using the right lubricant will make anal sex that much more pleasurable and that much less painful. Water-based lubricants are usually the go to product for anal sex. Sure you have to re-apply at times (not as often as you think), but they stay where you put them and they are a pleasure to clean off. In addition, you can use water-based lubes with condoms for anal sex. These lubes will not cause condoms to break as water does not interfere with latex in any way.
astroglide gel lubricant
A petroleum-free, water-based lubricant that's like jelly! Astrglide's lubes are renowned as the best lubricants for anal sex by many sex experts. What makes Astrglide Gel Lubricant so great is that it's FDA tested and approved.
- 100% water-based formula
- Gel - stays where you put it
- Allows for smooth and slick entry
- Easy to wash off
PJur analyse me! anal lube
The Pjur brand has forever been a favourite brand for those dabbing with anal sex. Thanks to the Hyaluronan, this water-based lubricant brings the power of water to new levels. Pjur was able to combine large quantities of water per gram of this lube used. This results in water cushions that increase comfort as well as the lubricating effect.
- 100% water-based
- Designed for anal sex
- Hyaluronan increases water absorption providing ease and comfort
- Can be used with all sex toys
- Very easy to wash off
system jo h2o gel for men
This lubricant was created just for men. What we love about this anal lubricant, is that JO used natural, plant-sourced glycerin to bring in that exta thickness and "pillowness" that JO lubricants are known for. What you end up with is a water-based lubricant that won't break dwon condoms and performs like silicone! It moisturizes and stays right where you put it. It's slick and washes off very easily.
- 100% water-based lubricant
- Features plant-sourced glycerin (natural)
- Gel formula so it won't drip wherever you place it
- Compatible with all latex condoms and sex toys
- Very easy to clean up