Lubrication

What should I know about lubrications and condom use?

Lubrications make penetration easier and help prevent the condom from tearing. Some condoms come with lubrication. Water-based lubricants are appropriate with latex condoms, however latex condoms may be weakened when used with oil-based lubricants.

The following lubricants are NOT recommended with latex condoms:

  • Baby oil
  • Bag Balm®
  • Body lotions
  • Cold creams
  • Cornhuskers® lubricant
  • Massage and mineral oils
  • Olive oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Shortening
  • Sunflower oil
  • Suntan lotions
Last Updated: 08/2003