Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 07:17:56 -0700
From: Mary Bucholtz bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GARNET.BERKELEY.EDU
Subject: Re: 'dental dam'
It's a small square of latex (sometimes flavored) that's used during
cunnilingus, to prevent the spread of disease. I think they're also used
by dentists, but presumably not for the same purpose. I've also heard of
"finger cots"--little condoms for the finger. The safe sex industry has
1,001 ways to shape (and name) latex.
Department of Linguistics
University of California
bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]garnet.berkeley.edu