It breaks down latex and polyisoprene condoms. The Differences Vaseline A brand name of petroleum jelly Made up of pure petroleum jelly with minerals and microcrystalline wax combined to make it smoother Available in different fragrances, such as baby powder and lavender oil Available in the forms of cream, lotion, and ointment Used as a lubricant, moisturizer, make-up remover, and lip balm Used to help protect minor burns and cuts, avoid rashes, remove stains, enhance hair, and prevent lids from getting stuck together Vaseline goes through a proprietary triple purification process to make it suitable for use with the skin Petroleum Jelly Made up of a semi-solid, translucent mixture of hydrocarbons Raw petroleum jelly is stiff like cold wax and is colored black Extracted from real petroleum, which is why factory-made petroleum jelly smells like gas and oil Used to keep doors and hinges from squeaking Create a barrier to keep bacteria, air, and water out of a wound Vaseline vs. If condoms are breaking during oral sex, and they were put on properly, stored properly, and are within the expiry date, teeth are probably the issue here. Most of the sex toys on the market are made from rubber, latex, plastic, silicone or rubber, all of which breaks down when in contact with petroleum jelly. Though there are tons of options out there, they all do effectively the same thing, which is make sex slipperier. So it's a good idea to communicate with your partner about both of your STI statuses and birth control methods, so you can make informed decisions about what kind of calculated risk you're willing to take, Stubbs says. There are 7 major ingredients in sexual lubricants that you should avoid — parabens, silicone oils, phenoxyethanol, glycerin and glucose, propylene glycol, chlorhexidine, and petroleum-derived ingredients. Lubricants such as Vaseline Intensive Care and Johnson's Baby Oil, each containing mineral oil, also affected condom integrity. If you use petroleum jelly with condom made using latex and polyisoprene , the integrity will disintegrate within a few minutes of contact. This is why Vaseline can dare to claim that it is safe to use as a lubricant. Same goes for thinking thinner condoms will be more likely to break: Feeling funny about using lube?