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oil lube or maybe not

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had sex with a pro we used a condom but I dont know if the lube weas oil or water based. i asked her and she said is was her homemade lube That freaked me out. I tested negative at 8 weeks, and i did wear a condom, im worried that the condom could... Read more »

Best Condoms and Lube?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hey there!

I'm an HIV + female who's starting a new relationship with an HIV - man.

We have been waiting til my most recent doctor's appointment to have sex.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend the best quality condoms for mixed status couples.

H... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
has anyone ever mistaken lube for semen ? we used a condom and lube but after my ass has about a dimes size of white liquid it really confused me because the condom did not break. Read more »

Question about lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if lube helps play any part in the prevention of transmitting HIV? Read more »

safe sex using condoms and the proper lube

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have tried most of lubes recommended and although you mention a few lubes on your site i am surprised that you have not mentioned Astroglide which i found a few weeks ago on it is fantastic and gives long lasting lubrication... Read more »
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mineral oil lube question

dr. bob, I've got a question here. Had a fling w/ a girl (i'm not too worried about her status as she's friends of a friend and all), but I realized after the fact that she lubricated my condom w/ Baby Oil. I checked online and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You were "surprised" to learn that "baby oil" was an oil-based lubricant?!?!?! Dude, you seem to lack a keen sense for the obvious! Yes, oil-based lubricants can harm the integrity of latex condoms, increasing the... Read more »

Oil Lube - First Time

Dr. Bob,I recently had my first time experience with receptive anal intercourse with a man of unknown status. He used a condom, but vaseline as a lube. At the time I didn't realize you can't use it with condoms. He had a large penis,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: oil-based lubricants can harm the integrity of latex condoms. I have no way of knowing if this occurred in your particular situation; consequently, I agree a three-month HIV test is warranted.Would you notice if the condom... Read more »

oil based lube

If oil based lube is used on high quality latex condom, by how much does it increase the chance of the condom breaking, or becoming permeable to HIV and other STD's? Does it take, say more than 5 minutes of intercourse to break the condom?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Oil-based lubricant won't only make the latex condom prone to breakage, but it can decrease the condom's ability to prevent HIV and other STIs from passing through the barrier (or as you say, makes it permeable). So if you use oil-based... Read more »

oil based lube

a year ago, during a one night stand,i had vaginal intercourse and used a lotion or oil based with the latex.after,i saw no signs of leakage.with the sex lasting no longer than 15 min. what do you think the odds are for me contracting something....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Overall, I'd say your risk remains minimal to negligible at best. If you are worried, testing is always an option for you. Regarding the fact you feel that your safer sex education was less than optimal, you are not alone and the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: Are Lubes Safe for Anal Sex?

The results of two research studies were released in 2010 (at the International Microbicides Conference) which, some may think, call into question the safety of using lubricants for anal sex. But what do these results show? Is the evidence enough to... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Got Lube?

The main draw for me to attend the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town this past summer was the chance to spread the gospel of rectal microbicides and recruit, recruit, recruit... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Snake Oil for Meth Addiction -- Only 15k

The controversial and unproven treatment protocol for alcohol, cocaine, and methamphetamine addiction -- called Prometa and being heavily marketed by the Hythiam company -- is something you should have on your radar, hons. Since gay men, including... Read more »
Body Positive

AIDS Art: Patrick Webb

"Lamentation of Punchinello" 76" x 56", oil on linen, 1992   "By Punchinello's Bed" 76" x 56", oil on linen, 1992 ". . . While [artist Patrick] Webb was working on the Punchinello cycle, his lover of 14 years died, unexpectedly,... Read more »