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I avoided "magazine-style" articles, since those are just "stuff people write on the internet", and stuck with more authoritative publications. Since they don't allow web links on here, I had to insert a space in critical spots in the url.

w ww.cdc.g ov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html

w ww.ncbi.nlm.nih.go v/pmc/articles/PMC3708353/

apps.w ho.int/iris/bitstream/10665/76580/1/WHO_RHR_12.33_eng.pdf

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It is a matter of the definitions of latex and oils and their well-established solubility. Latex (and synthetic forms) does not care what the source of the oil is, mineral or organic, just that it is oil. The latex polymer chains are broken down iin exchanges with the oils, compromising the overall structure quite quickly. Even if it doesn't appear to have mechanically failed, the viral barrier will be assuredly and quickly lost. The near 100-degree body temperatures and constant friction accelerate things dramatically. These oils are in makeup, so be careful with them too, as in oral sex on a condom with lipstick or lip gloss. Body oils can also accumulate sufficiently to degrade a condom. If going for amarathon session, you might consider replacing the condom every once in a while. A water-based lubricant, however, does form somewhat of a barrier between the latex and the body oils. You also will not shed massage oils and oil-based lubricants from the vagina easily. So if a husband can safely have sex with hs wife and uses cocnut oil as a lubricant, that can be extremely problematic for a later lover to make love with a condom. No amount of wanting things to be otherwise will make them so. Oil-baesed lubricantsand latex condomsare fundamentallyincompatible. (A sidenote is that if you happen to get the sap of a runner tree on your hands, you can get it off with simple vegetable more easily than soap and water.)

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Please point everyone to a web site that shows studies about using coconut oil and condoms. Everything that I have read says that there has been no conclusive study regarding coconut oil and latex. Most people just lump all oils together.

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JandGinSD is absolutely right. Any kind of vegetable or petroleum-derived oil will degrade latex and polyisoprene rubber. Coconut oil being "natural" has nothing to do with it.

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Coconut oil, and other oil-based lubricants are not safe to use with either latex or synthetic latex (aka polyisoprene, like Skyn ones) condoms. Petroleum-based was commonly cited only because they were on the market earlier, competing with water-based ones. All oils chemically break down the structure identically. No amount of wishing it to be otherwise, in denial, will change the scientific fact. You have water-based and silicon-based lubricants out there. They moight not be as much fun, but neither are condoms versus raw. You either play safely or you don't. Now, there are polyurethane condoms that admit more possibilities, but who's heard of anyone liking those?

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I think the best containers if your going to do that is the tiny round travel ones that only hold enough for 3-4 times. 1/2 cup would take forever to go through. The smaller containers we might use up in a month. Maybe.

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Coconut oil IS NOT petroleum based and it is petroleum that breaks down latex. For those of you that don;t want to dig into a large jar to get some coconut oil out, do what we do. Buy a package of GLAD storage containers. They come in small sizes that will hold a half cup and on up. We spoon it out of the jar into smaller containers and keep it next to the bed.

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I'm sure if there was something with coconut oil on it on the nightstand the dogs or cat would be licking it or it would gather dust. Much easier just to use the pump bottle of Slippery stuff. Then if I want to take some with us when meeting with others or for travel, I just pump some into a smaller container.

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Coconut oil is still oil and should not be used with condoms as it will break down the structure. However for bareback with my husband best lube ever!

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Surely, you can dedicate one dowel, or one spoon exclusively for the use of digging out some coconut oil! One itsy bitsy spoon, next to your bed, next to the jar of oil, for the sake of not running to the kitchen in the middle of sex.

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