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What's the Deal With the Dental Dam?

What's the Deal With the Dental Dam?

A dental dam, also called an oral dam, is a square piece of thin latex or polyurethane, the same that's used to make male condoms. It's placed over a woman's vulva and/or anus during oral sex to prevent the spread of STIs. They get their name from their use during dental procedures to keep teeth dry (my dentist totally uses these).

They come in a variety of sizes and flavors, but in order for them to work, they must be used consistently and correctly. They're really easy to use even though they may seem a little awkward at first. Just open the package, rinse it off under water (they come with a powdery talc on them), and you're good to go. The person performing oral sex just holds the dam over his or her partner's private parts and that's it, you're safe and protected. The receiving person can apply a water-based lubricant on their vulva or anus, and this should help keep the dam in place and increase sensations.

This may be obvious, but when you use a dental dam, only use one side. Don't flip it over as this can transmit fluids, and never reuse a dental dam.

Where can you find them? Some drug stores may carry dental dams, but your best bet is to order them online. Sheer Glyde Dams are approved by the FDA and come in Wildberry, Vanilla, or Strawberry flavors. Buy them in packs of four ($5.95) or packs of 12 ($12.95). This may not be the most glamorous thing to keep in your nightstand drawer, but anything that keeps you protected against STIs gets a thumbs up in my book.

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Hahahaha! This is used to curve the epidemic of Gonorrhea OF THE THROAT among girls below the age of 15.
DearSugar DearSugar 8 years
I hear you all, but it CAN prevent the spread of STIs, which is really important.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
That looks like an awkward moment waiting to happen.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
what??? i do not get this at all.
indielove indielove 8 years
Nice idea, but I'm sure hardly anyone uses them. I don't know. Probably not much after the first time.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
I would feel really gross if someone felt it was necessary to use one of these... how awkward
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
There is something so UNSEXY about this
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I would feel really uncomfortable if a guy used this while showing me his tricks...
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