Oral sex , sometimes referred to as oral intercourse , is sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia of a person by another person using the mouth including the lips, tongue, or teeth and the throat. Cunnilingus is oral sex performed on the vulva or vagina , while fellatio is oral sex performed on the penis. Oral sex may be performed as foreplay to incite sexual arousal before other sexual activities such as vaginal or anal intercourse ,   or as an erotic and physically intimate act in its own right. However, the transmission risk for oral sex, especially HIV transmission, is significantly lower than for vaginal or anal sex. Oral sex is often regarded as taboo ,  but most countries do not have laws which ban the practice. Commonly, people do not regard oral sex as affecting the virginity of either partner, though opinions on the matter vary. Oral sex may be practiced by people of any sexual orientation.
Be patient and pay attention to rhythm
A reader asks:. We seem to get asked this one a lot So let's address it: how to give a girl oral sex. This is one a lot of men seem to struggle with, but you may be relieved to know it's actually much simpler to learn how to give a girl orgasms through oral sex than it is to learn how to give her orgasms via penetration. In fact, all you need to make a girl orgasm from oral is a little patience So make sure there's nobody around you can get in trouble with for looking at clitoris pictures before you proceed and if there is Well, actually, you can use it for more than an orgasm — it also makes great foreplay to the main even if you intend on having penetrative sex with her too. In fact, I'd strongly recommend that if this is your first time sleeping with her, you DON'T let her orgasm through oral sex — I've heard far too many tales of men licking a woman to satisfaction, then readying himself for vaginal sex only to have the girl tell him no, sorry, she's had enough — thanks!
But great oral sex can send a woman to 7th heaven, to say the least. For women, cunnilingus is the equivalent of a blowjob for men. Your girl will thank you and ask for it again and again. Another thing that women love about oral sex is the aspect of extreme intimacy and sensuality to be found in the mouth, lips, and tongue of her man, at once hot and wet, fluctuating between sweetness and strength. As a general rule, a woman needs more time to reach orgasm than a man. This rule applies to oral sex, too, so keep that in mind. Be patient and keep a good sense of rhythm when you decide to go down on your girl. Regardless, it always takes longer than making a man come from a blowjob.
We asked sex educators and sex therapists to share their best advice on how to make it a very satisfying experience for all involved. Note: Just remember these are general tips. Focus on a slow buildup maybe start with a body massage or a make-out session , then pay special attention to the clitoris, which, for many women, must be stimulated in order for them to have an orgasm. Try circles, moving your tongue up and down, or left to right. When going down on your partner, you can supplement some tongue action by using your hands to stroke the clitoris, play with the labia or finger her. Using your hands can double or even triple the amount of sensation you can create, and can give your mouth a break when you need it. Mind reading is overrated. The best way to know what a woman wants in bed is simple: Ask her. Too much between-the-sheets chitchat may not seem sexy to some, but your commitment to making your partner feel amazing will be appreciated.