When was actually the past time you watched or read about a dental care dam, outside of health course, stop by at the dental practitioner or

The L Word


Pertaining to anyone not very yes what a dental care dam (aka the condom for lesbians) is,


these were at first made to shield individuals during dental procedures, but had been re-marketed for queer ladies as safe-sex tool during cunnilingus.

Sadly, it actually was never ever extremely popular in lesbian community, and a
2010 research actually discovered
that under 10per cent of mature lesbian women have actually ever before made use of them, much less than 2percent frequently utilize them.

per Mashable’s Heather Dockray
, the dental care dam is dead.

Precisely why you may ask, well it’s not simply the construction for the dam it self that prevents individuals from using them – it’s the (observed) nature of lesbian gender itself.

Lesbian sex is usually
represented as «low-risk»
intercourse. But «low-risk» does not mean no danger ladies.