Oral sex is any genital (to the clitoris, vulva, penis or anus) stimulation using your partners’ mouth, lips and/or tongue.
Cunnilingus is the big word for oral sex done to a woman. It’s sometimes called slang names like ‘eating out’, ‘going down’ or ‘licking out’.
Fellatio, is the official name for oral sex on men. This is much more commonly known as a ‘blow job’.
Analingus is a term used to describe oral-anal sex for anyone which is often commonly referred to as ‘rimming’.
Oral sex is something people might do before they are ready for sex to start getting used to each other’s bodies by turning each other on and giving pleasure. It’s really important to talk about it and make sure both of you are happy. Some people never want to give or receive oral sex, and that’s ok too.
It’s also worth remembering that some STIs can also be passed through oral sex so it’s best to use a condom or a dental dam to help protect you and your partner.
Forcing someone to have oral sex is as serious as forcing someone to have penetrative sex.