But many people — straight and queer — don't even know what a dam is, forget how to use it. For Uchytil, oral sex might have less risk than certain types of penetrative sex, but that doesn't mean it's without consequences. The dental dam is designed to serve as a barrier during cunnilingus and analingus. Lube is recommended, but not required. For many queer women, there's little to grieve. Though dental dams could be used by anyone, queer women were the product's primary audience.
Leila. Age: 28.
That actually puts the population at a higher risk.
Chelsea. Age: 24.
Caught At Work
But during the 's, companies like Glyde Health reinvented the dam, and began to target a newly emerging demographic: queer women. Gynecologists aren't always prepared to treat queer women, and some feel uncomfortable asking for help or testing. I only found about 10 dental dams, each covered in an ancient layer of dust. There's so much room for improvement.