Cling film

Cling film has also been advocated by some HIV educators as a risk-reduction tool for cunnilingus and anilingus. Only one brand, Glad, has been tested in the laboratory. It was found to be effective for preventing transmission of the herpes simplex virus. It has not been tested as a barrier for HIV. Cling film is not subject to the quality control testing for filtering viruses and micro-organisms that condoms require. It is not as elastic as latex, but it is cheap, accessible and easy to use. However, cling film marketed as 'microwaveable' is more porous than the conventional cling film; it is not recommended for use during sexual activity.

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