What Exactly Is Rimming?

Sex can be pretty complicated when you start experimenting with toys, props, and complicated yoga-like sex positions. Even just the language can be confusing, thanks to the countless different things people are calling their privates, obscure names for sex positions, and the random terms the internet loves to make up. How are you supposed to know what anything even means anymore?!

One term that you might have heard associated with butt stuff is rimming. If you’re wondering what exactly it is, but you’re too scared to Google it, don’t worry, I’m here to break it down for you without any NSFW photos.

So, what exactly is rimming?

Rimming, or rim jobs, are basically just other names for analingus. And analingus is a fancy term for using your mouth to pleasure someone’s anus. It’s sometimes be referred to as eating ass. (See where all the confusion can come from?)

Erm, could you be more specific?

It basically involves using the mouth to stimulate and/or penetrate the anus through sucking, licking, kissing, or maybe even biting.

Isn’t that a bit, uh, unhygienic?

As with other butt stuff, it could be which is why it’s important to keep things very clean and practice safe sex. Use a dental dam or a non-porous piece of plastic wrap to cover the area. Obviously, the person on the receiving end will want to make sure that everything is clean down there prior to any tongues coming in contact with their B-hole.

Another important thing is to not insert your tongue up a butt hole then put it somewhere else. The same rule applies to fingers and sex toys. It’s important that everything is disinfected before and after.

What about the hair?

Some people say that hair can get in the way of rim jobs because of its tendency to collect things like sweat. Some suggest rimming with a hairless butt, but it’s a personal choice. Hairless or not hairless, everything should still be kept clean.

So, what’s so great about it?

Well, everyone has a butt which means that almost anyone can experience rimming as both the giver and receiver, provided they have someone who’s consenting to do it with. What’s more, people say that it can actually feel very good to have the area stimulated. The texture back there is also something that’s unique.

What does it feel like?

It will vary depending on the technique the licker does, but some people like to describe it as a blowjob but in the back. They say that it can be stimulating, hot, and very sensitive back there.

Conversely, people say that it can sometimes be sore if there is biting involved or they had a tender butt hole to begin with. That’s why communication is so important. And that’s why it’s not the best to do it after a spicy meal.

Can you orgasm from it?

It’s unlikely to have an orgasm specifically from rimming, but people do say that it can help them achieve one, or that it gets them more turned on.

Anything else I should know?

If you’re considering rimming, whether it’s giving or receiving it, it’s important to have a conversation with your partner about it beforehand. That way you can establish ground rules, if needed, and make it clear what you’re comfortable with and what you’re not. i.e. Do you want just the mouth back there or do you want toys and fingers? It also allows you to prepare any necessary things.

Would you consider rimming? Let us know in the comments!

You can follow the author, Heather Cichowski, on Twitter.

 

7 Reasons It Could Be Sore Down There

Follow Gurl, Pretty Please!

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram


Posted in: Sex
Tags: , , , , , , ,