What are oil-based lubricants?

Oil-based lubricants are sexual lubricants that are formulated with various types of oils, such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly, vegetable oil, or coconut oil. These types of lubricants are generally thicker and last longer than other types of lubricants. However, oil-based lubricants can weaken latex condoms, making them more likely to break. As a result, oil-based lubricants are not recommended for use with latex condoms, diaphragms, or other latex products. They are usually used for masturbation, sexual activities with non-latex toys, or non-penetrative sex.