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.
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... a barrier protection like a condom for fellatio or dental dam for cunnilingus can offer some protection from contact when practicing oral sex ... A makeshift dental dam can be made out of a condom or a latex or nitrile glove ... However using a real dental dam is seen as preferable because real dental dams cover a larger area, avoid accidents caused by "slipping" outside the covered area, and avoid the risk that ...
... latex sheet, dental dam, cut-open condom, plastic wrap) during oral sex ... There "is no good evidence" that using a dental dam reduces STI transmission risks studies show that using a dental dam as a protection barrier is rarely practiced, and that, among WSW, this may be because the ...
... 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 ...
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“The devil take one party and his dam the other!”
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