Rimming

Rimming is also known as ‘analingus’, which is using your tongue and mouth to stimulate your partner’s anus. “This is referred to as ‘rimming’ because the tongue is used to rim or outer edges of the anus.

Again, for reasons that require little explanation, communication is important. If a person is not clean (can mean not showered or douched) rimming them may lead to some nasty surprises. At the least, it will give the partner an assumption of you sexually, make them want to avoid kissing you, etc. By simply asking if the person is clean to rim, you’re initiating open conversation inviting the truth without fear of rejection.

  • Cleaning out or – giving the area a good clean is a good idea – also a useful tool for relaxing those sphincters.
  • As with all sex – technique is important.
  • Start gently – go slow
  • Experiment with how you do it
  • If you’re the top – find a comfortable position.
  • If you’re the bottom – use this time to relax.

Rimming Health & Risk Reduction

Bacteria and Hepatitis:

  • Getting vaccinated against Hep A & B is a good idea as they are transmissible infections though rimming.
  • Theoretically it is possible to transmit HIV via rimming, although rare. Presence of faecal matter – anal fissures, cold sores, cuts, or bleeding gums & ulcers around the mouth can be points of transmission for HIV.
  • Herpes via cold-sores can be transmitted to the anal region
  • Wash the anal region (Sphincters) with antibacterial soap beforehand – don’t use anything that is unpleasant to taste
  • Shaving or trimming the hair – helps to keep it clean

Deep probing of the tongue is probably more risky than licking the skin around the pucker.

The entire area is jam packed with pleasure producing nerve endings – so don’t restrict your tongue activity to just the anus.  To give extra pleasure let your tongue stray – over the butt cheeks, perineum and scrotum.

Using Barriers

People often turn their noses up at dental dams but nevertheless they are a safer choice to avoid the transmission of viruses and bacteria.

If you do not have a dental dam you can use a condom sliced down the middle, remembering that it is important to always use the same side.  Marking one side with texta can help you remember.