The One, the Only, the Dental Dam


If you’ve been paying attention the past five years or so of your life, you should have noticed by now that everyone really wants you to have safe sex. And honestly, I do too in case you’re wondering. But what if you are looking to have safe oral sex?

So we all know that when we get down and dirty in the sheets, or the couch, or that one bathroom in North Quad, it’s not only about sex. There are many other things we all do for sexual pleasure. But since when has anyone preached about safe non-sex? I don’t remember my 10th grade sexual education teacher telling me I could contract Herpes if I preformed oral sex do you? In fact, I don’t remember anyone ever telling me anything about oral sex except these two French women on spring break telling me how to take a “blowjob” shot (“The best advice I ever got honey, was to just suck!”). But this isn’t the problem. The problem is that if you are with a significant, or insignificant other, and about to perform fellatio you aren’t thinking about STIs as much as you would be if you were about to have sex.

SO WHAT TO DO? Dental Dams protect against oral-vaginal and oral-anal sex. Yes, it’s true they aren’t commonly used however they get the job done! They protect against herpes, genital warts, HIV, and other STIs. Dental Dams are square and made out of latex – you place it over area that you are preforming oral sex, and voila! STI FREE!  They come in different flavors too just like flavored condoms, in fact they can even be made out of condoms. For more information on Dental Dams visit:

Just remember not to use Dental Dams or flavored condoms twice, and neither of these should be use for vaginal or anal intercourse. If you still have questions you can visit/email/call UHS SEXPERT team, which can be found in a link on the left. On a holiday related note – if anyone knows if they have holiday-flavored condoms and dental dams let us know! Remember safety first!