We all have had that moment. You know the one where your eyes lock–before or after traveling the length of their bodies–and the attraction is instantaneous and intense. Just the thought of what you would do to them or them to you or both of you to each other (at the same time) sends chills down your spine. Every movement of their body turns you on and their words keep the electricity flowing. Eventually you seize the opportunity satiate every nerve ending that’s been craving their touch, taste and moans. As you lay in post-orgasmic bliss or dress to make your exit, you try to remember the last time you had some that was that damn good. Everything is great until you see one of those herpes medication commercials on TV, a friend has an STD scare, or your doctor asks if you’ve been having unprotected sex. Then, that encounter (and others) rushes back to you. But you used a condom on that strap and other toys so you’re good, right? Wrong. Because sex involving two females typically has a low HIV transmission rate we are often lulled into a false sense of security. However, other STIs can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. That means you can catch a host of diseases from eating out that lovely lady you just couldn’t resist or rimming the stud you met at pride last year. That’s why dental dams are so important.
People often opt out of using these important little pieces of rubber. And many people suffer the consequences. Some of us just don’t know much about them. They are simply six-inch pieces of ultra-thin rubber that create a barrier between your mouth and the body part you’re pleasuring. Others assume it takes away from the fun of oral sex. But you know what really takes away from the fun of sex? Missing out on opportunities to have it because you are managing outbreaks or clearing up an infection. So, make plans to pick some up on your next condom run or trip to the sex shop and take mental notes of the simple steps below on how to correctly use a dental dam.
Step 1: Spread lube on the area you plan to lick or suck.
Step 2: Put the dam over the area and pull it taut (either the giver or receiver can do this). If you plan to suck an area release the tension a little.
Step 3: Enjoy!
See, it is just that simple. But before you head out and dive face-first into the next willing vagina and/or ass you can find, please remember that dental dams aren’t reusable, you should not flip them over, you need to use a different dam for each body part, and you shouldn’t flush them (plumbing issues aren’t sexy). Condoms and dental dams should only be used with water based lubricants; oil based lubes can break down latex and cause tears. If your partner is allergic to latex, don’t fret. Polyurethane versions are available.
Now that all of that is out of the way, go find some dental dams in your favorite color and flavor. And have a good time licking and sucking without fucking yourself by getting an STD!