Cunnilingus

oral sex performed on a vulva

Cunnilingus is when a man or another woman has oral sex with a woman. He (or she) licks her sex organs with his (or her) lips and tongue. The word comes from a Latin word for the vulva (cunnus) and from the Latin word for tongue (lingua).

A drawing showing a woman performing cunnilingus on another woman.
A fresco in Pompeii, showing cunnilingus. The fresco dates to about 79 AD.

The clitoris is the main part of the woman's sex organs that brings the most feeling. Often, a woman reaches an orgasm during cunnilingus.[1]

In the past, some thought cunnilingus to be taboo (bad).[2] People in some countries still think of it as taboo. However, many people in western and other cultures have oral sex.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hite, Shere (2004 edition). The Hite Report: a nationwide study of female sexuality. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press. p. 11. ISBN 1-58322-569-2. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Janell L. Carroll 2009. Sexuality now: embracing diversity. Cengage Learning. pp. 265–267. ISBN 978-0-495-60274-3 [1]