Cunnilingus: A Shameless Guide

Somatica Institute
9 min readOct 8, 2021

Eating out. Going down. Oral sex. Carpet munching. Mustache riding. Pussy eating. Giving head. Muff diving. Tipping the Velvet. No matter what you call it — cunnilingus is having a moment right now. And there are so many reasons for that.

Let’s go on a shameless journey to explore cunnilingus.

What Is Cunnilingus?

The short answer is: oral sex on a woman. Cunnilingus techniques are all about using the mouth and tongue, licking and sucking to give sensation to a partner’s vulva.

The word is even derived from the Latin words for the vulva ( cunnus) and the verb “to lick” ( lingō).

Let’s Talk About the Basics

It’s important to note that colloquially, society refers to the whole genital area of a woman as the “vagina”. In fact however, the correct anatomical word for the whole genital area is “vulva”. Everything you can see externally is the vulva. Every vulva is different in size, color, taste, and smell. All vulvas are normal.

When you get down there, what are you gonna see? Top to bottom, here’s what to expect:

If you slide your hand from your partner’s belly button down towards the vulva, the first area you encounter is the mons pubis, where the pubic hair begins.

Next you can see the inner and outer labia — also known as the “lips”- which frame the vagina. Towards the top, where the labia meet, is where the wonderfully sensitive clitoris is, protected by a fold called the clitoral hood.

Why Cunnilingus Is Great

Cunnilingus can elevate arousal in ways other types of sexual stimulation cannot. Intimacy and physical sensation combine for a deeply pleasurable experience. As you practice cunnilingus, you have an opportunity to become more deeply connected and attuned to your partner and their needs.

The power of cunnilingus really makes it more than foreplay — it can easily be the main event. Studies have shown that women orgasm primarily through clitoral stimulation.

Cunnilingus can also take the pressure off penis performance. There is so much anxiety around sexual acts, that knowing how to perform cunnilingus can greatly…

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