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Rimming

Rimming

Rimming is a good way to give someone pleasure and avoid pregnancy, but not everyone is into it.

What is rimming?

  • Rimming is when one person licks, kisses and generally arouses another person’s anus or the area around it.

Will rimming expose me to any STIs?

  • Yes, you can be exposed to STIs from rimming including Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 also known as HSV-1) and HPV (warts).
  • Use a dental dam when rimming someone to protect yourself from STIs.
  • For more information on STIs and how to protect yourself check out the section on STIs [Link].

Can pregnancy happen from rimming?

  • No, you cannot cause a pregnancy from just rimming. Pregnancy can only happen if sperm is ejaculated in or near the vagina.
  • For more on how pregnancy happens, check out our info page [Link].

How can I protect myself when rimming?

  • If STIs are a concern for you then it is a good idea to protect yourself with a dental dam while rimming.
  • You can cut a condom along the side to make a dental dam or buy one at sex shops and sexual health clinics.
  • For more on dental dams, check out our info page [Link].

If I rim my partner will I come into contact with poo?

  • Probably not.
  • To avoid this possibility, the person receiving the rim could have a bath or take a shower before.
Useful Tip
  • Talk with your partner before rimming and find out what you are each looking for.
  • During rimming talk to your partner about what feels good and what doesn’t.