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Silicon Lube
Sep 14, 2005

I just bought some lub that is neither water based nor oil based. It's primary ingredient is high quality silicon. Is silicon safe for anal sex?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Most likely that's silicone, not silicon. Silicone-based lubricants, like water-based lubricants, are latex-compatible. Oil-based (petroleum-based) lubricants are not compatible with latex. Consequently, to answer your question, a latex condom plus silicone lubricant is as safe as using a latex condom and water-based lubricant. Many folks actually prefer silicone, as it lasts longer and is less sticky! Try it; you'll like it!

Dr. Bob



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