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Lubricant on Pesach

16 April, 2005

Question:

I am menopausal and need lubrication help to have relations. My husband and I use an item called Astroglide. Can we use this on Passover? It contains glycol.

If not, can you suggest a personal lubricant that can be used on Passover?


Answer:

Since personal lubricants are not ingested and are inedible, they do not require certification.  You may use Astroglide on Passover.

For information about the use of lubricants on Shabbat and Yom Tov, please see Lubricant on Shabbat (the halachot of Shabbat also apply to Yom Tov).


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