Section 4 - from the alt.sex FAQ
Q. What is cunnilingus?
Cunnilingus is the fine art of making love to a vagina with your
mouth and tongue. It is a delicate skill, requiring patience,
practice, and dedication to get it right, but any woman you learn to
do it right for will appreciate you all the more for it.
What applies to the penis applies to the vulva-- every one is
different, requiring a different touch to make its owner happy. But
few tools can equal the tongue for the amount of pleasure it can
deliver to a happy vagina.
This article assumes that you know what a vulva looks like and can
identify with some precision the mons veneris, labia majora, clitoral
hood, clitoris, labia minora, urethra, vagina, and perineum, to name
them (approximately) from top to bottom.
Q. How fast should I go?
This isn't an attack. Don't go after the clitoris like a fireman
attacking a fire. Quite often at first, the clitoris is far too
sensitive for direct stimulation. Lick around it, stimulating the
hood, teasing her inner labia, tasting her. Take your time and listen
to her. Some women make noise, and some do not. It will be a while
before you learn exactly what your lover prefers as far as oral sex
Some women may like additional stimulation-- a finger or two into the
vagina, or perhaps even the anus. She may want your hands to reach up
and play with her breasts, or she may want your fingers to hold her
labia apart so that your tongue can get at her vulva more directly.
Q. I've heard cunnilingus doesn't taste good.
If the taste or smell bothers you or is a concern, ask her to wash
first. Most people who enjoy cunnilingus agree that a clean vagina is
a good, if acquired, taste.
As a woman nears her climax, she may want more direct stimulation. In
general, fast, rhythmic stimulation is most effective at causing
climax-- but there shouldn't be a rush to get there. Take your time
and learn to appreciate what you can do for her.
Q. What about cunnilingus during menstruation?
Some people are particularly turned off at the suggestion of
cunnilingus during menstruation. If it is a concern to you, then
wait. A tampon may well hold the blood back, as will a diaphragm, but
some men can't stand the taste anyway. If your partner is healthy,
however, there is no particular danger in menstrual blood, and some
women find that orgasms during their periods allievate cramps.
Cunnilingus FAQ: Section Three or Cunnilingus FAQ: Section Five