Lube 101 Definitions

Fungi

The plural form of fungus. In a sexual health context, fungi usually refers to the microorganisms that cause harmful infections.

This includes sexually transmitted infections (STIs) but also includes natural fungal growths that may or may not be sexually transmitted. For instance, the fungus species Candida albicans can cause a condition commonly known as a “yeast infection,” which is not always transmitted sexually.

While both men and woman can get fungal infections, women are much more likely to experience symptoms.

Fungicide

Any substance that inhibits the growth of fungal spores. Lubricant manufacturers use fungicides to prevent overgrowth of harmful yeasts, including Candida albicans, the fungus responsible for yeast infections.

Natural fungicides include the oils of the teatrea, jojoba, cinnamon, rosemary, and neem plants. While fungicides may decrease the chances of a yeast infection, they do not prevent most types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Flavored Lubricant

Flavored Lubricant is a personal lubricant that is enhanced with a flavor to make oral sex more enjoyable. Some of the popular flavors of lubricant include strawberry, cherry, mint, strawberry kiwi and more.

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Passiflora Incarnata

A vine commonly known as purple passionflower, wild apricot, and wild passion vine. It may inhibit anxiety, and some studies suggest that passiflora incarnata has libido-enhancing effects in some animals.

Passiflora incarnata has a pleasant aroma. It is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac. The plant’s extract is included in some sexual enhancement lubricants for these reasons; it is considered a safe ingredient, and side effects are rare.

Lube 101 Definitions