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Doctors Warn Against Worrying Trend Of Using Toothpaste As Lubricant

Who is actually doing this?

There are two types of people in the world (apparently) – those who use toothpaste as lubricant and those who don’t.

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Well here’s a pro tip if you’re in the former camp – stop doing it. 

Don’t take my word for it though (I’m not a doctor), but rather the word of Dr Shree Datta, a consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for MyHealthcare Clinic, who spoke to The Mirror about how toothpaste can cause infections and chemical burns if used on the genitals:

Toothpaste can contain ingredients such as bleaching agents, peppermint or scented oils, which can be irritating or abrasive.

These may cause a mild chemical burn and blistering on any area of sensitive skin. I’d definitely advise against putting toothpaste into or onto your genitals.

These products are specially designed for oral use and can disrupt the balance of your vagina flora, which might lead to thrush or bacterial vaginosis.

They can also damage the delicate skin in that area and the vaginal wall, affecting the amount of pleasure you experience during sex.

She added:

I would not recommend using toothpaste, or any other bathroom product as lubricant for that matter on your genitals, as these products are not recommended for this use and can irritate the skin, as well as disrupt the cellular balance of the skin on your genitals.

Silicone or water-based lubricants which are designed and intended for use during sex are the best products to invest in.

Well you’d think that was pretty obvious but apparently people need reminding. Turns out there’s no shortage of stories and warnings on Reddit from people who have actually used toothpaste as lube when masturbating:

And the best for last…

So there you have it – put Colgate on your dick and it’s going to hurt you and whatever you stick that gross toothpaste-covered thing into. If you ever even thought about putting toothpaste on your dick – now you know not to. Happy to help!

For the man caught pouring hydrochloric acid into the lube dispenser of a gay club, click HERE. Ouch.

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