Once considered taboo, the rim job (a.k.a. rimming, analingus, peach-munching, eating the booty like groceries, etc.) is becoming a more mainstream sexual act. There are various reasons why that might be the case: It may be due to increased visibility through porn, references to rim jobs in popular culture, or the fact that even The Bachelorette is talking about sex positivity these days. Whatever the reason may be, it’s great that more people are feeling empowered to try rimming—because let’s be real: It feels great, regardless of your sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
“This region of your butt is a highly erogenous zone with a plethora of nerve endings,” Dr. Evan Golstein, founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical and The Future Method, previously told Men’s Health. “The sensations are indescribable, though most people compare it to having their most sensitive and ticklish areas kissed or licked.”
If you’ve never performed a rim job before and are looking for a plethora of basic analingus tips, you might want to read our full explainer on how to eat ass like a pro. But if you already know what to do and you’re just looking for the most pleasurable positions to rim in—i.e., positions that don’t strain your neck or, you know, put you at risk for asphyxiation under your partner’s butt cheeks—then keep reading. We compiled a list of the best positions for rimming, so you can feast like a goddamn king.
The most classic position for rimming is probably doggy style. Not only is the booty super accessible, but when you’re done rimming, you’re already in the perfect position to have anal sex.
Variation: If doggy style puts the receiver’s booty at an awkward height for the giver, the receiver can try laying flat on their stomach and spreading their cheeks.
Another common position is when the receiver is on their back with their legs bent in the air. If they’re an expert contortionist, they can even bend their legs behind their head.
Variation: You can use a sex pillow to prop up the receiver’s pelvis, so the giver doesn’t tire out their neck from that strenuous angle.
“Face-sitting is also fun to explore, but can be challenging for both the giver and the receiver,” Luna Matatas, a sex and pleasure educator, previously told Men’s Health. “Prop up your head with a pillow to bring your face closer to their anus. The person being rimmed can use a bed or a wall to help balance their weight off their knees and thighs.”
You can also do a reverse face-sit, where the receiver is sitting on the giver’s face but they’re facing away from them. This position is popular among guys who love to be completely smothered by booty, to the point where consensual breath play can even take place.
While the giver of the rim job eats their partner’s booty, the rim rob receiver can perform oral sex on their junk! It’s a win-win.
Source: Mens Health