9. At the beginning of withdrawal from steroids the skin tolerates almost no lubricant.

10. Simple Vaseline is often used at the beginning of withdrawal and at times not even this is tolerated – the burning and itch reaction of the skin force the cessation of usage.

11. Most high priced lubricants are of little more value than Vaseline.

12. Lubricants with balms, potions, herbs, foodstuffs, and “organic chemicals” are so often advised to be used by well-intentioned friends are of no value and at times expensive.