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Dental dams are latex or polyurethane sheets used between the mouth and vagina or anus during oral sex. Ready-to-use dental dams can be purchased online.

DO use a new latex or polyurethane dental dam every time you have oral sex.DON’T reuse a dental dam.
DO read the package and check the expiration date.DON’T stretch a dental dam, as this can cause it to tear.
DO make sure there are no tears or defects.DON’T use nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), which can cause irritation.
DO put on before starting oral sex and keep it on until finished.DON’T use oil-based products like baby oil, lotion, petroleum jelly, or cooking oil because they will cause the dental dam to break.
DO use water-based or silicone-based lubricant to prevent breakage.DON’T flush dental dams down the toilet as they may clog it.
DO store dental dams in a cool, dry place.

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