Lubricating jelly is a gel that reduces friction by making a surface slick. The consistency or thickness varies from brand to brand, so you can try different formulas and find one to suit your preferences.
Lubricant jelly is widely used in the medical field during examinations, catheter insertion, surgical procedures, and more. Medical grade lubricant is water soluble and greaseless.
Using medical lubricant is especially important during catheter use. Applying lubricating jelly helps an intermittent catheter glide into the body easily. This product also dilates the urethra and reduces the amount of pressure you have to apply during insertion. This lowers the risk of damaging mucous membranes and sensitive tissue. It also reduces discomfort and pain for the catheter user.
Lubricant gel is also ideal for someone using an indwelling catheter. When using lube for catheterization, is a good idea to purchase individual packets because they are sterile. This helps prevent problems such as urinary tract infections. When you are ready to cath, simply apply a small amount of lubricting jelly to the tip of the catheter and the first few inches of the catheter. You can also apply it to the head of the penis or vaginal area prior to insertion.
Surgical lubricant can also be helpful when inserting suppositories, such as a Magic Bullet suppository. Lube can be applied to the tip of the suppository and to the rectal area before insertion. Other lubricants that are not water based, such as petroluem jelly, should not be used to lubricate the area prior to using a suppository. This can cause the bisacodyl suppository to dissolve, which makes it ineffective.