Why can’t I use a condom with Coco Bliss?

Here's what we recommend for intimacy (and why). 

By Womaness Editors     1-Minute Read

Coco Bliss is an oil-based moisturizer. The oil makes the formula last longer on the skin and feel great for intimacy or as a general moisturizer. However, using oil-based lubricant or moisturizer with condoms is not recommended because oil-based substances can weaken and break down latex condoms, increasing the risk of condom failure and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as unintended pregnancies. Oil-based lubricants, such as petroleum jelly, baby oil, coconut oil, and mineral oil, can cause the latex material of the condom to degrade, leading to tears, holes, or breakage. The same goes for use of silicone with an oil-based formula. 

What lubricant do you recommend?

It is recommended to use water-based or silicone-based lubricants with latex condoms as they are safe to use and do not compromise the integrity of the condom. If you prefer to use oil-based lubricants, consider using non-latex condoms made from materials like polyurethane or polyisoprene, which are not affected by oil-based substances.

Always check the packaging or consult with a healthcare provider for guidance on compatible lubricants to use with condoms to ensure maximum protection during sexual activity.