What would be bad to use with a condom?


Don't use anything on the condom that isn't water soluble. (No vaseline or mineral oil - these will dissolve the condom). Antifungal vaginal medications can also increase failure rate.

We recommend if you want to use a lubricant to use Astroglide or KY Jelly - both are water soluble and compatible with a condom. Keep condoms away from extremes of temperature (the glove compartment is not a good choice in the summer), and check the expiration date before using.

Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS, is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York

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