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By Kassy Drummond – Local Leader- Melbourne, Agents of YEAH
Kassy’s online blog: ‘Sapphic Sex Guide’
Hey guys sorry for not posting on Friday, I got busier than expected. Hopefully I should be able to keep to schedule from now on
So let’s learn about dams
The best way to prevent STI transmission when participating in oral sex on a vulva (or anus) is with the use of a dam (sometimes referred to as a dental dam). Don’t know what they are? That’s ok lot’s of people don’t.
Dams are a thin sheet of latex that act as a barrier between the people performing and receiving the oral sex to prevent fluids passing between partners and passing on infections or other not-so-nice things.
Using them is pretty easy, simply put some (water-based) lube on one side and place it over the vulva. Then do you’re thing. If you are worried about losing sensation due to the dam between you, don’t. The latex is very thin and you should feel things the similarly to the way you would without it, especially with the lube on the vulva side. However if you want to increase the sensation apply lube to both sides of the dam, this should make it feel like there’s no dam there at all.
There are a couple of important things to remember when using a dam:
Where to find them
The problem with dams is that they aren’t very easy to find. Luckily the YEAH Shop has personal packs of Glyde dams available at low cost. You can also purchase in bulk by placing a custom order via firstname.lastname@example.org