Lubricants on there own will not provide protection against pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. They must be used with condoms or dams. Lubricants are designed to help reduce friction during sexual intercourse.
- Lubricant can be used during vaginal sex if dryness is an issue.
- Lubricant should always be used for anal sex. The anus has no natural lubrication, so using lubricant will reduce the risk of the condom tearing or bursting.
- Lubricant should not be put on the inside of the condom or on the penis before putting a condom on.
- Make sure you always use a water based lubricant. Oil based lubricants such as massage oil, baby oil and Vaseline can damage latex condoms.