This week, I have had several searches for oral on my website, and guess what? I haven’t written a single post about that yet. It would appear that I should since it is of interest to those coming to the site….and why wouldn’t it be? This is a very exciting topic that a lot of people have questions about.
Why Do Some People Feel Uncomfortable With This Type of Play?
There are plenty of men and women out there that have a hard time with oral sex. It is not unusual to be uncomfortable with the thought of doing this, or even in the act of it.
Top reasons people feel uncomfortable:
Moral Reasons- there are plenty that feel that the only moral way to have sex is through intercourse. Oral play might be perceived as a perverse act by some.
Worried About Sanitation- this is a very common feeling by people, sanitation. Some can’t get over the thought of putting their mouths, or having their partners put their mouths down there.
Past Sexual Abuse- those that have had sexual abuse in the past that involved oral sex will have a hard time feeling comfortable with this. This could go for any movement that reminds the victim of their past.
Unsure of What to Do- we can all identify with this one at some point or another. No one really knows what to do until they explore on their partner.
Just Don’t Feel it is Important- if you have never engaged in this type of play, you may not feel like it is that important.
What are your reasons for feeling uncomfortable with this act? When you know what your concerns are, then you can address them.
Why Consider Engaging If You Are Uncomfortable?
If oral sex is important to your spouse, then it is worth it for you to understand why. Being in a loving relationship means we learn to meet our partner’s needs. This can mean both physical and emotional needs.
Learning to be comfortable with this sex act may surprise you. You might actually find that your mind is changed and you learn to enjoy it.
What so Great About Mouth Pleasure?
It might be helpful to you to understand what is so great about this type of foreplay. If you have hesitations toward it, knowing that it will be worth it for you as well can help to ease your mind.
Here are some of the great things about oral sex.
Very Intimate– there is no doubt that this is a very intimate form of foreplay. Your lover has to get close to you in a personal way.
Shows Trust– in any type of sex, you are showing your partner that you trust them. Trust is important in your relationship and it can be built through sexual intimacy.
Visually Stimulating– unlike many positions, you can’t see what is going on. However, with this act, you are able to see everything. This reason alone is why many people enjoy it.
Physically Feels Good– let’s not forget that oral feels really great when you and your spouse take the time to figure it out. It might not feel the best at first, but with practice, it will get there.
Conveys Deep Love– when your partner puts themselves in this position to please you, it can show you how much they love you.
Now that you know some of the great things about this type of play, I will give you some pointers on how to make it more comfortable.
Prepare Your Mind
Before you get started, you need to prepare your mind ahead of time. I’m not talking about a few minutes ahead of time either. Give yourself days or weeks, whatever it takes, to mentally be ok with oral.
If you have concerns about it being a moral issue, then you need to reconcile that first. I have never found there to be anything in scripture that prohibits you from engaging in this act, or most acts. The only thing we read is to keep sex between a husband and wife.
For those that experienced sexual abuse in the past, it will take time before you will feel comfortable. In fact, you can expect it to be uncomfortable when you engage in it for quite some time. The hope for you is this, you can overcome the feelings it stirs up in you.
Talk To Your Spouse About It
Once you have made up your mind that you want to engage in this act, then it is time to talk with your partner. Help them to understand what your hangups are. You have to give very specific reasons, not just “It makes me feel uncomfortable, so no”.
Give your partner real reasons you feel uncomfortable and brainstorm together what you both can do to make it a more pleasant experience. Have an understanding that you are going to have to work together for it to be enjoyable. Decide that you will both accept and give feedback graciously toward each other.
Start Out Clean- Really Clean
If you have any hang ups about it being sanitary, then you need to go overboard on the cleanliness. This might mean going as far as to take a shower the first few times. Using a wet washcloth or disposable toilet wipes can do just a good a job.
Consider using scented lotions or sprays on your legs or stomach area. This is a good idea if you are worried about strong odors. You do need to avoid spraying or putting lotion on places where your spouse will put their mouth.
Whether it is your first time or 1,000th time of giving or receiving oral, it is important to start out slow. You do not want to overstimulate your partner too fast.
When the giver is going faster than the receiver needs, it can cause the act to be uncomfortable. This is certainly a problem women have much more often than men.
Instead of jumping right into straight to their goodie spot, consider other foreplay moves first. You can start out kissing, and then kiss your way down their body. This will help the receiver be in the mood.
Talk During the Act
It doesn’t matter if this is your first time or 100th time, you will need different types of stimulation. Some people have a hard time giving their partner instructions, but believe me, they want the instructions.
You might need to tell them to go slower. At some point faster, harder… whatever you need, be ready to tell them. What they are doing might be good, but that doesn’t mean something else wouldn’t be better.
Use your words gently and give instructions. Also, you can point with your hands where it is best.
Don’t Be Afraid to Switch Positions
You might start out one way, but need to switch positions part of the way through. If you or your partner are hitting fatigue, then consider moving around to make it more comfortable.
Some angles feel better then others, so moving positions may be necessary to achieve that. Be willing to move around and speak up if something isn’t working.
Get in Front of a Mirror
One of the best things about this type of intimacy is that you can see what is happening. Just looking down gives you a really good view of what is going on.
Consider getting in front of a mirror to see other angles. This will help to stimulate you in the moment as well as be precious memories for later on.
Look at Your Partner
To increase the intimacy you feel with your partner, look at them as much as possible. This goes for giving and receiving. This is one of the reasons people feel so close when they go with this type of physical affection.
Don’t feel like you have to look at your spouse the entire time, but try to make eye contact some of the time. This will go a long way in helping you feel loved.
Read up On Techniques
I’m not going to lay out how to give oral in this post. There are plenty of other bloggers that I follow that have done the job well. Check out some of these articles if you want some pointers.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.