Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 08:46:29 -0500

From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU

Subject: 'dental dam'

What is a dental dam?

Note the following from Charles McGrath, "Empty Nest Blues," _The New

Yorker_, 9/18/95, p. 112:

"Or what would they [author's parents, now dead] have made of the safe-sex

display in my son's dormitory, featuring not only free dental dams and

instructions in dental-dam etiquette?"

I can somewhat imagine what it might mean, but I am curious to know the


Thanks in advance. Bob

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