I am a lesbian and recently my girlfriend and I have been talking about having sex. We want to make sure we are protected, are there barrier methods made for women having sex with each other?

Great question! Yes, there is a barrier method made for women who have sex with other women, it’s called a dental dam. A dental dam is barrier method that is used during oral sex, preventing the mouth, lips, or tongue from making contact with a vagina or anus. Barrier methods are helpful in prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. Dental dams can be purchased in the condoms section at your local pharmacy or online. In the event that you can’t find a dental dam, a condom can be used, check out our guide for details!