Condoms aren't the only game in town. An impermeable barrier between
you and your partner can protect you against HIV and other sexually
transmitted infections. Other devices -- both new technologies and
old, can help keep bodily fluids out of the way with no muss, no fuss.
- Simple Guide to Dams
- Latex dams are rectangular pieces of latex a few inches square
which are used as a safer sex barrier during oral sex.
During sex, latex dams are stretched across your
partner's genitals to prevent your tongue from touching your partner's
juices. They are effective method of disease prevention, but can be
difficult to hold in place.
Reality, the Female Condom
- Reality Condom
- REALITY Female Condoms: Insertion and positioning
- About the Female Condom
- Researchers are trying to find ways to give women better methods
of protection from sexually transmitted diseases, like AIDS, by
developing female condoms. One of the products may soon be sold at
your local pharmacy. (12/92)
the Female Condom (outside link)
- The female condom is a soft, loose-fitting plastic pouch made of
polyurethane (not latex) that lines the vagina. It has a semi-stiff
plastic ring at each end. The inner ring is used to insert the
device inside the vagina and hold it in place. The outer ring partly
covers the labia area and holds the condom open.
(from the alt.sex FAQ)
- Press Clippings
- Press clippings on Reality, the female condom. Collected
in the AIDS News Service and the CDC AIDS Daily Summary.
Avanti, the Polyurethane Condom
- News you need to know about plastic
- Safe sex has met the space age: You can now use condoms made of
plastic! Why would you want to use plastic condoms, you ask? Here
are a few reasons.
- Plastic Condoms
- These are answers from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to questions submitted by the CDC National AIDS
Hotline concerning polyurethane condoms. (CDC, 1/95)
- latex allergies (FDA)
- The Avanti brand plastic condoms are recommended only for
people who suffer from allergies to latex condoms.
(Thu Jan 25 01:17:55 1996)