We all know we’re supposed to use a condom during intercourse but what about everything that happens before penetration? Sex therapist Dr. Madeleine M. Castellanos, author of Wanting to Want: What Kills Your Sex Life and How to Keep It, and the Mazzoni Center’s HIV/STD Services Manager Rashita Hurst give us the down and dirty on dental dams, that handy safer sex tool that most people aren’t using.
So what the heck is a dental dam? It’s weird and Buzzfeed has the pics to prove it. All of that sexy skin to skin contact and exchanging of bodily fluids that happens before actual penetration can potentially transmit STDs. Learn how to use this simple tool to protect yourself and your partner during foreplay and oral sex. You’ll find tips like how to make your experience more pleasurable by using a condom compatible lubricant like Wet Platinum. You can even see how to make a dental dam at home!