A dental dam or rubber dam is a rectangular sheet of latex used in dentistry, in particular endodontic therapy, to reduce contamination, and where dental composite is being placed, due to the need for the area to remain dry during filling placement. They are also used as a safe sex technique during cunnilingus and other sexual activities.
In safe sex practices, dental dams are recognized for their use during cunnilingus and anilingus to protect against the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. After lubrication with water-based lubricant an unpunctured dental dam may be held over the vulva or anus, allowing oral stimulation of these areas without transmission of bodily fluids and skin contact. (Thank you for the direct quote Wikipedia.)
Please note, although the dental dams provided by SEPs often say that they are flavored, they don’t taste like much. Provide flavored (or unflavored) lubricant alongside the dental dam.
While many sexually active individuals say they don’t regularly use dental dams, they’re particularly great for cunnilingus when the receiver has a yeast infection, other bacterial infection or an outbreak (such as herpes). Same goes for anilingus (which is mouth to anus stimulation), dental dams help prevent Hepatitis A transmission as well as bacterial or disease transmission.
amfAR Order: “Dental Dams, 100 pieces” Item # DENTAL/100