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Dental dams are essentially square sheets
of latex used in dentistry, specifically endodontic treatment
(root canals). They are also used during sexual activities
as a safer sex technique.
When held over the vagina or anus, they
protect a person performing oral sex on those body parts
from potential harm from sexually transmitted diseases.
A make-shift dental dam can also be created by slicing
open a condom horizontally and spreading open the latex.
A dental dam is used by females receiving oral sex; males
should use a condom. Saran Wrap also works well as a dental
dam, although other kitchen plastics are too porous to