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I really like licking my wife’s ass a lot. We just got into it because I was going down on her and decided to venture to her backdoor and see what happened. It turns her on immensely, even more than licking her pussy, it seems. I just want to make sure what we’re doing is safe. After licking her bare anus and probing with my tongue, should I rinse with a certain mouthwash to kill possibly harmful bacteria?

–Tongue Tied

Welcome to the wonderful world of rimming! Tonguing someone’s butthole is lots of fun, but it does have some risks. You said you’re married, but I don’t know how long you’ve been married and I don’t want to automatically assume that you and your wife are monogamous, since many couples have open relationships. There may be readers out there who are not married or monogamous, so I want to address all the angles in response to your question. It’s important for people to be tested for sexually transmitted infections, since asslicking can put one at risk for gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphillis, HPV, and hepatitis A; there are no recorded cases of HIV transmission through rimming. In general, the giver is more at risk than the receiver, but if the giver has a cold sore, bleeding gums, or cut on their mouth, that puts the receiver at greater risk.

If you’ve tested negative for all STIs and are monogamous, then the only other concern you have is that bacteria live in the rectum and anal canal. Not all of it is harmful, but some of it could be, especially intestinal parasites or EColi. If you are both in generally good health, then the risks are pretty minimal. Make sure your wife bathes before your asslicking sessions; a warm shower with a mild soap can lessen the amount of bacteria around her anus and just inside the anal canal. She can also have an enema, which will flush out a lot of the bacteria inside her lower rectum. There is no research about using mouthwash after rimming, but it certainly won’t do any harm and it does kill some germs.

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  1. This was very useful, thank you Tristan. When are you giving a workshop in Boston or Massachusetts?

  2. What about getting bacteria from anus to vulva? I’ve always wondered, if we’re supposed to be so careful about toys to prevent vaginosis. Should he not go back to the vulva until he’s used mouthwash? (Not very fun.)

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