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will this cause infection?

I keep seeing that women are suggesting massaging down there using olive old and/or lotion to prevent question is, won't using olive oil or lotion in or near the vagina cause infection?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:15 AM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • No - only bacteria causes infection. Use KY jelly or other lubricant if you are worried but olive oil is very safe and I'd only worry about the scents and dyes in lotion. Alos make sure you have very clean hands and that your nails are smooth to avoid scratches.

    Answer by psugal at 12:20 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

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