How To Use Latex Dental Dam
If you are performing oral sex on a woman, it's important to know how to use a latex dental dam. This thin piece of plastic goes over the genitals to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease. The dental dam keeps vaginal secretions and menstrual blood, which may spread disease, away from the mouth of the person performing oral sex. Follow these steps to use a latex dental dam correctly:
- Before you use the dental dam, rinse it with warm water. Then, lightly dry it off with a towel. Hold it up to the light to check for any breakage. If there is a hole in the dental dam, disease could pass through. Some dental dams may have cornstarch on them. Make sure it is completely rinsed off before use.
- First, apply water-based lubricant to the genitals to increase stimulation. Do not use oil-based lubricants, which can damage the dam. Then, place the dam over your partner's genitals.
- Some dental dams have adhesive strips to hold them in place. Others must be held in place by you or your partner. Either kind provides the same level of protection.
- To avoid spreading disease, make sure only one side of the dam touches the genitals. You should also only use the dam once. After it has been used, it is contaminated with germs and is no longer sterile.
- If you do not have a dental dam available, you can also use plastic wrap, which is thinner. Oral sex is generally safer than other types of sexual practices. But to completely avoid STDs, you should use a dental dam when performing oral sex.