Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  

Dental Dams

Recommended Posts


I have read plastic food wrap is a good substitute for a latex dental dam. Has anyone had experience with plastic wrap? Is it true that it is safe?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Velvet Thong

Hi optimistic. My understanding is that plastic wrap is too porous.

From: On the Safe Edge: A Manual for SM Play by Trevor Jacques:

Some people have used Saran wrap instead of latex for prolonged rimming or oral-vaginal contact. This is an unsafe practice. Supposedly, Reynolds film is better than Saran, is better than Glad Wrap, is better than Handi-wrap. You'd have to be an engineer in polymer chemistry to understand why. It has something to do with micro-pores in the sheeting. If you're in the situation where you've just got to go down on someone, NEVER use a barrier that says it's microwavable. This immediately means that there are micro-pores in the plastic. Good old-fashioned Reynolds film or Saran wrap is better.

Have you tried buying an assortment of dental dams? I taste-tested some I ordered online a while back, finding them a little easier to deal with than a cut up condom. I admit I have not actually used them, or had someone use them on me.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Posts

    • VladimirM
      I do belive. It is going to be SADBE and Sqarex. I am on it and it is great.
    • Miss Annie
      Thank you. Yes, I was on Positive Singles and met someone I was with for 2 years. We recently broke up but may work things out. Truth be told, dating is touch. With or without a virus. 
    • Godsaveus
      A possible problem is that it will possibly be overshadowed by emails regarding other health problems such as cancer which carry no stigma and therefore have a more massive amount of requests.
    • WilsoInAus
      @nydb1 I feel you can be quite confident that you do not have genital herpes here.  Please return to your doctor for further diagnosis and treatment.
    • f*ckedOver
      Maybe this has been asked already, but is there way we could get everyone on the site to write emails to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation?  If they got 1000s of emails about this issue maybe they would fund people like the researchers at Penn?????????

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.