Sex/Dental Dam

Sex dams are designed to keep the flu­ids of the per­son giv­ing oral sex (mouth on a penis, vagi­na, or anus) and the per­son receiv­ing it separate.

If the sex dam gets twist­ed or dropped, don’t use the same one – get a new one! You might want to make a few before you start, so they’re there when you need them.

Mak­ing a sex / den­tal dam

Den­tal dams are extreme­ly easy to make with a con­dom or a glove. Non-microwave­able plas­tic wrap (such as saran wrap®) appears to work well, although there have been no stud­ies on its effectiveness.

Using a male condom

(Note: use a non-flavoured con­dom; flavoured con­doms can cause yeast infections)

  1. Unroll the con­dom about half way.
  2. Use scis­sors to cut the con­dom length­wise and cut off the tip;
  3. Take your final prod­uct, hold the sides with your hands, and start lick­ing. (You don’t need to stretch the dam; let it take the shape of the vulva/​anus.

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Using a latex glove

There are two ways you can make a den­tal dam from a glove (see the dia­grams below). You can either cut a square from the base of the glove, or cut it up both sides (leav­ing the fin­gers on) – now you have your own do-it-your­self den­tal dam.

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