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QuinFan
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My question is... what form(s) of protection can be used when doing tribadism (girl on girl to clear up any confusion). The only options I can think of are A) lots of saran wrap and lube or B) refraining from doing it at all. Dental dams or condoms turned into dental dams are obviously ideal during oral sex but what about when it comes to tribadism. And mutual masturbation is perfectly fine to partake in without gloves or any means of protection... correct?
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So theres no 'ready-made' protection to use for tribadism. What you can do is make a bikini-type thing with saran wrap and use with lube. Or use dental dams with a harness so you don't have to hold them in place. Or wear clothes/underwear for tribbing.

Know that vulva to vulva contact is more risky than vulva to skin contact in terms of STIs. You can also make it safer by covering any cuts and avoiding touching any sores.

The safest method for mutual masturbation is with lube and gloves (I assume you mean one person touching the other person, rather than touching themselves?). Basically because bacteria can be transferred from fingers to vulva, nails can cause abrasions and body fluids/blood can enter cuts in your hands. If you're not using gloves, you can make it safer by having clean hands without cuts/sores, trimmed nails, avoiding fingering during periods and checking genitals for sores. Regular STI testing is also important.

This is quite a good safer sex site particularly for women who have sex with women, and tells you how to make dam harnesses-
http://www.girl2girl.info/

Hope that helped [Smile] .

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I imagine you could do scissoring with panties on or even pants. But I'm not sure how safe that is to be honest.
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Thank you for the replies. I realize my thank-you is delayed. University has kept me busy!

Eryn_smiles: yes I meant touching the other person, not themselves. The link is much appreciated. I appreciate any resource that discusses same same-sex sex really. Especially when I think back to everything I learned in highschool sex-ed. Looking back it baffles me that I only ever witnessed a few sentence long discussion that it was okay to be gay (no other orientations, gender identity issues were brought up) but nobody seemed to realize that being interested in the same sex can actually lead to sex! I feel that GLBTQ issues are very under-represented in the education system and am glad that I am probably more educated than the average bloke (although nobody is ever educated enough). I shudder to think of some peoples situations though. I realize that flaws in sex-ed cirriculum do extend beyond GLBTQ issues, I am merely pointing out that specific issue. I don't mean to sound so sporadically angry!

Also, eryn_smiles, I read your ongoing post about coming out to your SL family. You sound like an amazing person! You're very inspirational. I didn't reply on the actual thread because I'm strapped for time and then realized it was you that replied to my own. I wish I had time to write a better response to all of your heartwrenching, beautiful story. Continue to keep us updated!

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But nobody seemed to realize that being interested in the same sex can actually lead to sex! I feel that GLBTQ issues are very under-represented in the education system

Yes, I agree! Hopefully that's changing very soon.

(I feel a bit embarrassed about "beautiful and heartrenching"...but thanks so much for your support [Smile] . I really appreciate it when there isn't a whole lot of understanding at home)

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Don't feel embarrased!
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