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Alternative to lubricant
Posted on: 01/03/2007
What I can use during intercourse, using condom, as an alternative of water based lubricants?
The best condoms to use thus far are latex. They are most reliable in against breakage; which would put you at risk for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. You CANNOT use a non-water based lubricant with latex condoms because it will make them weak.
If you absolutely can't use water based lubricants, you have other options. You can use polyurethane condoms with oil based lubricants (like Vaseline) or she can wear a female condom (which is also made of polyurethane).
Polyurethane condoms have been known to slip off and break more than latex condoms.
I would advise against using sheepskin condoms as these do not protect against the HIV virus.