Who should not use vaginal lubricants?

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Do not use a vaginal lubricant if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients on the label. Make sure you do not use oil-based lubricants if you plan on using a condom, as they deteriorate latex condoms. Talk to your doctor before use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have a vaginal infection. Making your own lubricant out of household substances such as petroleum jelly or cooking oil is not recommended, as they have been known to deteriorate condoms and cause bacterial infections in the vagina.

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