Stop the Spread of HIV: Safe Sex Tools Parents Should Tell Their Kids About

Thu., Jul. 5, 2012 10:15 AM EST
by Yvette Caslin

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A tool commonly used by dentists during root canals and other oral surgery, a dental dam is basically a small sheet of latex which can also act as a barrier between the vagina or anus and the mouth. Due to the possible infectious secretions from both the vagina and anus, the dental dam is becoming a more popular safer sex tool. If used properly, latex dental dams are effective against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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