February 4, 2020

What Does Getting Eaten Out Really Feel Like?

TLDR; It’s different for everybody — but if done right, can be pretty awesome.
Written by
Sarah Prager
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February 4, 2020
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Cunnilingus. Muff diving. Pussy eating. Oral sex. Lip service. Carpet munching. Eating out. Whatever you call it, if you’ve never had it done to you, you’re probably curious about what it feels like. And if you've been eaten out before, you probably have some feelings about it. We asked people (through social media) with vulvas what getting eaten out really feels like and we’re happily surprised they were able to put it into words. Of course, this is a unique experience to each body, partner, and time.

The online respondents who gave the quotes below have a wide range of sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and locations, but chose to remain as anonymous as possible by not including that information publicly.

Some find getting eaten out mentally pleasurable.

“The words that come to mind are luscious, delicious, and luxurious — it’s the ultimate way to be pampered. The definition of ‘sit back, relax, and enjoy.’” -Anonymous

“For me, it's one of the few times I can completely get lost in my body and be separate from my thoughts.” -Alex

Other descriptions focused on the sensations of getting eaten out. 

“It feels soft and pleasurable in a way that penises/dildos, hands, or other things don’t. It reminds me of wet kisses, but in a good way.” -Caseyrenée

“Done right, it feels like this overwhelming good pressure that kind of sits all the way up into my belly.” -Angela

“A building up of heat and energy, almost a tingling. A pleasurable pressure.” -S.

“A playful wet tugging.” -L.

“When they first start it's like a really great stretch where your muscles just melt after. Then as the intensity builds it turns into an amazing warm tingle. As you approach climax it's like every part of your body wants in on the action. Moving in rhythm.”  -Jessica

For some, oral technique is really important.

“If it's not done correctly, it just feels like a dog lapping at water. If done correctly, it feels like the clitoris is being caressed, and builds to a nice steady orgasm through a basic massage of the clit.” -Jodie

“If it’s not done correctly you can feel very uncomfortable and even in pain. Otherwise it’s like a warm wave coming through your whole body and it’s so exciting and really passionate for me. Although I find it very difficult to orgasm using this method.” -Zam

“As long as my partner is reading my body, talking/asking what I like, it is the BEST. It's like each part of me is getting attention and in a really passionate way. Throw some fingers in the mix and it is almost an instant orgasm for me!” -Laura

And others just don’t like getting their pussy eaten out.

“It doesn't feel great until it feels REALLY great and then it goes back to not feeling great again. Honestly, I don't feel much from it unless someone is an expert, but my body still gets stimulated, so I'll EVENTUALLY have an orgasm and then I get hypersensitive and it feels awful.” -Sam

“It just feels wet and warm, which just makes me want to go wipe all the saliva off.” -N.

No matter how you experience it, getting eaten out is definitely like nothing else.

The bottom line

Getting eaten out feels different for everyone. If you're interested in getting your pussy eaten out or going down on your partner, but aren't sure where to start, check out these tips on how to eat pussy like a pro.

Reviewed for Medical Accuracy

Sarah Prager is a writer and speaker focused on LGBTQ+ issues and history. She lives with her wife and their children in Massachusetts. Sarah is the author of the award-winning Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World and the forthcoming Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History. Visit her at www.sarahprager.com.

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