Protecting Yourself from STDs During an FFM Threesome

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Protecting Yourself from STDs During an FFM Threesome

22 November 2016
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


If you're going to be engaging in an FFM (female-female-male) threesome, you need to make sure that the proper steps are taken to ensure that everyone stays safe. For most people, threesomes of any kind aren't exactly an everyday occurrence, so it can be easy to get carried away with the excitement of it all and forget to take the proper precautions as a result.

Try to get tested

Obviously the most sensible path to take is getting tested together in order to eliminate the possibility of STDs. However, this is not always possible, and the addition of another partner into the mix only makes it more likely for an STD to be spread—and potentially to two other people instead of just one.

Use multiple condoms

If you haven't all been tested, you need to make sure that condoms are used throughout. The real issue is that you won't be able to use the same condom during the whole threesome. For one thing, frequently changing between girls makes it easier for the condom to come loose, but you'll also have to remember that using the same condom with each woman will introduce the risk of transferring vaginal fluids between each girl, potentially causing the transmission of STDs.

You should also make sure that the condom is changed if fellatio is going to be performed by one girl after the other has been penetrated since different vaginal fluids will be transferred to the mouth.

Colour-coding is the way to go

Though not necessary, it can be a good idea to pick up coloured condoms. You can then colour-code according to each girl. It might seem like a fairly odd practice, but it can be easy to get carried away during the heat of the moment; if you've all been kissing or messing around between penetration, it can be tricky to remember who the condom was last used for.

Protect sex toys

During an FFM threesome, it's common for the girl who is not being penetrated to use sex toys, or you might all have fun using them together. Keep in mind that sex toys will also carry vaginal fluids. You should use condoms on them, where possible, to eliminate the risk of transferal. If the size or shape of the toy makes this impossible, try separating sex toys between partners, or at least cleaning them using a medicated lube or wipe between uses.

For more information on preventing STDs, contact a sexual health clinic.