FDA authorizes a type of underwear to protect against infection during oral sex


A dancer and Reiki energy healer in the Boston area, Wisty has reported having herpes simplex, a common infection that in rare cases can cause serious inflammatory conditions. “I wanted to find something that made it easier for me to enforce the boundaries I wanted,” Wisty said. “Being able to keep playing and exploring while having that comfort and security of knowing that I’m protected from my fluids going everywhere.”

Shelly, 29, a nurse in Washington state, said she saw the panties on TikTok at a time when she and her fiancé, Ashton, were struggling to re-engage in oral sex after cancer necessitated surgery. reconstructive had caused changes in the mobility of his tongue and ability to taste. In the aftermath of his cancer treatment, oral sex – once their favorite sexual activity – made Ashton feel like he was choking, and they hadn’t done it in almost two years.

“It was such a huge thing that he enjoyed over penetrative sex or whatever,” Shelly said. Without it, she experienced “a lot of insecurity, feeling that maybe he wasn’t interested in me that way anymore.”

After ordering the panties, “we spent a few hours looking at them,” Shelly said. “We’re like ‘What are we dealing with here? It smells like vanilla, it’s stretching all the way to the kingdom – like, what is this?’”

Wearing them during oral sex worked really well, said Shelly, who added that she could barely feel the panties and Ashton said the texture was like skin and the taste was “like you eat a cookie”.

She said she appreciates the new infection protection clearance because Ashton is likely vulnerable to cancers that can be triggered by sexually transmitted infections.

The sexual experience was particularly important, she said. “I never thought I would feel like this again,” Shelly said. “And he was really excited about it when he realized that, ‘Oh, I can do anything.’”