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Everything You Need to Know About Using a Dental Dam
Dental dam: Effectiveness and how to use one
Dental dams are used as a barrier during oral sex. Oral sex is a sexual act that involves the mouth, lips or tongue and a penis, vagina, anus or genital area. Dental dams are made of a stretchy material such as latex or polyurethane. They come in different colors and they are usually square shaped. Dental dams can be flavored or unflavored and can be used with or without lube.
We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. A dental dam is a thin, flexible piece of latex that protects against direct mouth-to-genital or mouth-to-anus contact during oral sex.
Dental dams are thin, flexible pieces of latex or polyurethane used as a barrier between the mouth and the vagina or anus during oral sex. Like condoms, they're designed to protect against sexually transmitted diseases STDs and other infections and should be used only once. Ready-to-use dental dams can be purchased online or at some drug stores; you also can make a DIY dental dam out of a condom. A dental dam is similar to a condom, in that it is used to help protect sexual partners from sexually transmitted infections, but is designed to be used during oral sex. Dental dams originally were developed for use by dentists to isolate areas of the mouth being treated and to prevent bacterial contamination.