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What Is Analingus

WHAT IS ANALINGUS?

 

Have you been wondering about ass eating? That was a rhetorical question. We know the answer is yes. You probably have questions, comments, and concerns that you want addressed, but aren't sure how to broach. How does one ask, "How do I perform analingus?" or "How do I take care of my breath once my mouth and tongue have made contact with a butthole?" A valid question, but maybe one you don't want to bring up in casual conversations.

Luckily you have us to do all the ‘splaining in the butt region. Here is absolutely everything, and we do mean everything, you ever wanted to know about analingus. You know you wanna know.

AND SO WE BEGIN

what is analingus?

You might not even be aware of what analingus is, or perhaps you've heard of it, but aren't exactly sure what it entails. That's alright. You're not alone. It's what you might have guessed from the nickname "ass eating," it means licking a butt!

"Analingus is quite simply put — oral stimulation of the anus — and it can be enjoyed by people of any gender or sexual orientation. Also known as rimming, it involves stimulation of the anus such as gently kissing, licking, or even sucking. It's anything that falls under the oral-to-anal category," explains Alicia Sinclair, certified sex educator, founder and CEO of b-Vibe.

Why would someone want to do/receive this? Well, it's simple, actually. The anal opening is a very nerve-dense area. You can have a ton of anal-centric pleasure without having to put a seven inch dildo up your butt. You can do that, but you don't have to. Most of the anus' nerves are right there in the first few inches.

QUICK QUESTION FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY

does analingus make you gay?

The only thing that makes you gay is being gay. If you put something in your ass and decide you're gay, well, it's not because you put something in your ass. Nothing can "make" you gay. This is a myth that has scared straight men, questioning men, and queer men away from enjoying anal play for far too long. It's a travesty!


"Analingus makes you realize there are pleasure centers outside of your penis that are worth examining. If you want to experience your full range of orgasms, worry about not discovering all the mind melting joys your body can enjoy," says says Daniel Saynt, sexpert and founder of NSFW.

ON A MORE PRACTICAL NOTE

is analingus safe?

BACTERIA

This is a legitimate question that should be asked. The anus is where poop exits. You have to be careful. "Digestive bacteria and parasites such as E.coli and Salmonella can be transferred from the butt to other body parts and pleasure tools during anal play," Sinclair says. "It's important to keep that in mind to avoid infection by being careful not to ‘double-dip' — meaning that you shouldn't participate in any back-and-forth use of your sex toys, tongue, fingers, or penis. This also applies to ass-to-mouth (ATM) action." Stick to butt stuff or vagina stuff and don't cross over.

STIs

You can definitely contract STIs from analingus, the same ways you can from any other forms of sexual plays.

"A dental dam is your best option to engage in oral ass play and stay safe. You can protect yourself from STI's like hepatitis A or B, genital warts, herpes, syphilis, and gonorrhea by using the latex square created for this specific purpose," Sinclair explains.

DENTAL DAM

A Dental Dam is specially designed as an effective barrier for use during sex. It's typically a soft, silky thin 10 x 6 natural rubber latex sheet that is often lightly scented.

Lola Jean, a sex educator and professional domme says that dental dams need to be used with caution. "Dental dams are a bit easier to use on a flatter surface (i.e. the vulva) than it is on a crevice like the anus," she says. "While it is possible you should be cautious and check if the placement has shifted during use. Also if you have a cold sore, you should not perform oral on anyone without protection as you run the risk of spreading the herpes".

 

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