Rimming

The word 'rimming' describes the act of running your tongue along the 'rim' or edge of the anus. The Dutch term for rimming is 'kontlikken'. Your anus is one of the most sensitive areas of your body. The mucous membrane of your anus and intestines is highly susceptible to STIs and HIV and can easily transmit those as well. The risk of that is especially high when it concerns Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, but you can avoid that risk by getting vaccinated.

The basics of rimming

You can lick an anus softly, but also forcefully. Going deeper into your partner’s anus with your tongue will him an intense sensation. The perineum (the area between the anus and the penis) is another sensitive spot that is nice to lick.

Rimming is a good way to get your partner's anus to relax to help prepare him for getting fucked. By massaging his perineum or balls or by jerking him off at the same, you can stimulate him even more. Use lube if you want to finger him while you are rimming him, since spit is often not slippery enough.

Rimming in the 69 position.

Just as you can do while sucking cock, you can also rim each other simultaneously in the 69 position. That is easiest if you both lie on your side, with your head between each other's legs. 

Rimming and STIs/HIV

Rimming involves practically no risk of transmitting HIV. However, it is possible to get STIs such as gonorrhea through rimming, if your sex partner's anus is infected. Particularly with rimming there is a risk of getting or passing on Hepatitis A  and Hepatitis B or pathogens that occur in the intestines, such as Shigella. That's why you should rinse clean the outside of your anus beforehand. And don't forget to get yourself vaccinated against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.

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