The Art of Eating Pussy

What are the best techniques for giving pussy pleasure? Here are the most popular and best oral sex techniques for mastering the art of eating pussy.

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What are the best techniques for licking pussy? We’re glad you asked. And we’re happy you want to give your partner the best pleasure possible. The truth is, different people like different things in bed, so it’s hard to say what the “best” techniques are. But there are some popular and common oral sex techniques that you should definitely try and ask your partner if they enjoy.

Tongue Technique

Let’s talk tongue motion. You’ve got some options here: The classic up-and-down technique uses a lapping motion, moving the tongue vertically up and down the clit with small licks, or up and down the whole vulva with longer licks. Similarly, the side-to-side technique involves moving the tongue back and forth across either just the clit or the whole vulva, right-left-right-left… repeat! If you’re ready for some more advanced tongue movement options, try circles, figure eights, or upside down V shapes.

Another consideration for your tongue technique is whether you want to use the tip of your tongue or to keep your tongue flat. Starting with a flat tongue can be good to warm up the whole vulva. Try both options, and ask your partner what they prefer.

“Would you like my tongue inside you?”

Should you put your tongue inside your partner’s vagina? Since the clitoris has the highest concentration of nerve endings, it’s usually the main focus of oral sex, but for some people slipping the tongue inside the vagina can feel awesome. However, some people don’t enjoy this, so it’s always best to check in with your partner. Try licking around the vaginal entrance and if you get signs that they’re enjoying it, just pop your head up and ask, “Would you like my tongue inside you?”

Positions

The position of your head is another element to experiment with during oral sex. Most commonly the person eating pussy will have their head in the “front-on” position: eyes facing up to watch their partner’s reactions, and chin down toward the butt. You can mix it up though! If you want to try something new, tilt your face to the side (forehead on one thigh, chin on the other) and try licking from the side! Eating pussy facing backwards can also be a great option. You can do this with your partner in the “doggy” position, if they’re sitting on your face, or if you’re sixty-nining each other.

For many people a lighter pressure can be mind-blowing.

Pressure

Ok, so what about pressure? Is it best to use a light or hard lick? This is a great thing to pay attention to. Some people like a hard tongue pressure, especially when they’re getting more and more excited and nearing orgasm, but it’s always better to start with a lighter lick and work up from there. Pay attention to your partner’s body language: if they’re pushing against your tongue they probably want a harder pressure. If they are pulling their hips back they probably want a lighter caress. We often think that more pressure makes for more intense pleasure, but that’s not always true. For many people a lighter pressure can be mind-blowing.

When eating pussy, the tongue is the most important player for sure, but it’s not the only thing involved in giving great oral sex. Use your lips to kiss around the vulva, try gently sucking, or even humming, and try adding a finger or sex toy to take your oral sex skills to the next level.

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