Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 07:17:56 -0700 From: Mary Bucholtz 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. Mary Bucholtz Department of Linguistics University of California bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]