If you are using a catheter that
is not pre-lubricated such as a hydrophilic or closed system catheter, using a
lubricating jelly can make the insertion and removal of the catheter much more smooth and
comfortable. Using a lubricating jelly can not only help minimize friction,
but it will also reduce the chances of urethral damage upon insertion. Most lubricating jellies are sterile, greaseless, and water-soluble for easy clean-up and are
available in tubes or foil packets for on-the-go convenience. Lubricating Jelly can also be used for lubricating surgical instruments, routine medical procedures such as specula insertions, as well as for personal use.