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)
- Unroll the condom about half way.
- Use scissors to cut the condom lengthwise and cut off the tip;
- 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.
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.