Where To Buy Dental Dam

Hey there! Are you looking for ways to protect yourself and your partner during oral sex? Look no further! In this article, we’ll explore alternative ways to make a dental dam. Dental dams are a great tool for preventing the transmission of STIs during oral sex with a vagina or anus. However, they might not always be readily available. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered with three easy methods to create a dental dam from everyday items you may already have at home.

Where To Buy Dental Dam
Where To Buy Dental Dam

Making a Dental Dam from a Non-Powdered Latex Glove

To make a dental dam using a non-powdered latex glove, start by cutting off the four fingers, but leave the thumb intact. This step can be a bit tricky, so don’t hesitate to ask your partner for help. Next, cut down the pinky side of the glove, and voila, you have your dental dam! You can use your fingers and thumb for manual stimulation, but keep in mind that the thumb cannot be used for penetration. Remember to put an irreversible mark in the corner of the dental dam to ensure the correct side is used.

Latex Glove Dental Dam

Transforming an External Condom into a Dental Dam

If you or your partner are allergic to latex, using an external condom to create a dental dam is a fantastic alternative. First, make sure to check the packaging for any signs of damage or tampering. Pay attention to the storage conditions, expiration date, and look for an air bubble when you push down on the package. Once you’ve verified that the condom is in good condition, open it carefully and push it to the side. Then, cut off the tip and create a ring with the remaining condom. Cut down one side of the ring, unroll the condom, and there you have it—a reliable dental dam!

External Condom Dental Dam

Using Non-Porous Saran Wrap as a Dental Dam

While studies have shown that porous saran wrap might not be suitable for preventing STI transmission, it’s better to err on the side of caution. We recommend using non-porous saran wrap to ensure maximum safety. Simply cut a rectangle of non-porous saran wrap, and you’re all set with a durable dental dam. Remember, after use, dispose of the dental dam properly by throwing it away in the trash.

Non-Porous Saran Wrap Dental Dam

Now that you know how to create dental dams using everyday items, you can confidently prioritize your sexual health. Remember, communication and consent between partners are essential. Making sure you and your partner are on the same page about boundaries and desires is crucial for a positive and safe experience.

If you ever have concerns about STI transmission or need further guidance, don’t hesitate to contact the Advice Nurse, who is available 24/7. And for more information on STI testing, visit the Student Health and Counseling Services website.

We hope this guide has been helpful to you! If you’d like more in-depth information on using dental dams, check out our video tutorial on how to use them. Stay safe and have fun exploring new ways to protect yourself and your partner!

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