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I've recently become sexually active in the case of fingering and I've read up on the safety issues that follow it. I'm taken notice to them and would now like to follow these methods for future safety. One of these methods included wearing gloves (and of course, I'm assuming those thin "doctor" like gloves) now I've realized now not every household really has these and my certainly doesn't. There's no local store with these gloves and I can't exactly ask my mother for any without seeming obvious or crazy. I know simply just not being active in that way is an option to be safe but aside from that, is there any other method or "household" item that could be helpful? (like saran wrap is helpful when it comes to oral sex) Also, if the "fingerer" (for lack of a better word ) has washed their hands (thoroughly) and goes ahead "fingering" is that okay? I mean, it's not as good as doing it with gloves but does that lower the risk and at least make it somewhat safe and else of a worry? I need responses soon (if it's possible) so I don't just follow my impules and regret it...All responses are much appreciated! Thank-you!
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Washing your hands has to be a must, not an option. You pick up a million and one different kinds of germs on those hands, and you do'nt want those germs going into such a sensitive area. You wouldn't go working in the garden and then go in for dinner w/o washing your hands first, right? Sex shouldn't be any different.

I've been able to find latex (and non latex, if you prefer) gloves in the drugstores here. If you can't find them, ask someone. They don't have to know what you're using them for if you don't want them to. If you can't find them, i'm sure you'd be able to substitute w/ a condom. But do'nt forget the lube

As well, if choose not to go w/ the glove/condom idea, make sure nails are trimmed. Even the tiniest cuts in the genital area hurt like you wouldn't believe, and are somewhat harder to heal b/c that area tends to get less air than others.

Best of luck

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I buy the latex gloves in Safeway, Topfoods, & other grocery stores. The gloves are used for Safer Sex, cleaning up animal "deposits" & cleaning the cats litter box. So the glvoes are not just for sex.
Practice Safer Sex

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