Oral Sex – Mouth/Anus

The entry for analigus (anal-oral sex; also spelled “analingus”) in urbandictionary.com reads: ‘Positions for anilingus, also known as ‘butt licking,’ ‘rimming’, ‘anal-oral sex’, ‘rimjob’, or ‘tossing the salad’, analgasm’ are often variants on those for anal -oral sex. Rimming-specific positions include: The passive partner is on all fours. The active partner is behind them. The passive partner is on their back with their legs up.”1

The sourced articles below should provide you with more information on the rewards and risks of oral anal sex (anilingus). 

Footnote: 1. urbandictionary.com, 4/18/2008


  1. Everything You Need To Know About Rimming

    “If you think tossing salad only refers to meal prep, let us widen your horizons. Tossing someone’s salad, also known as rimming or analingus, is oral sex performed on someone’s butthole, says Jessica O’Reilly, PhD, a Toronto-based sexologist. But even if you do know what salad tossing means, you may have questions if you’re thinking about trying it (or you’re just curious). … And there’s a reason why people enjoy it: The anus is an erogenous zone ripe with nerve endings, so it can feel really good when it’s stimulated.”

    Sophie Saint Thomas, refinery29.com, 4/7/2017

  2. HPV Transmission During Oral Sex A Growing Cause Of Mouth And Throat Cancer

    “Sexual contact, including oral sex and deep kissing, can transmit HPV from one person to another. The likelihood of contracting oral HPV is directly associated with number of sexual partners a person has had.”

    Howard LeWine, MD, health.harvard.edu, 11/29/2016

  3. Oral Sex And HIV Risk

    “Other STDs, such as syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia, can be transmitted during oral sex.”

    CDC Resource, cdc.gov, 7/8/2016

  4. The Persistent Myth About Oral Sex

    “Although the risk of contracting these and other infections, like H.I.V., is lower for oral sex than for vaginal and anal sex, researchers are reluctant to quantify the difference.”

    Jan Hoffman, nytimes.com, 4/7/2016

  5. Sex Q&A: How Safe Are Rim Jobs, Actually?

    “Now, we’re not saying that rim jobs are totally without risk, but if you’re taking the right precautions you should be able to perform unprotected analingus on your partner and be confident that you’re being as safe as possible, says Snyder. Here are the major things to keep in mind …”

    Casey Gueren, buzzfeed.com, 4/6/2015

  6. What You Need To Know About Rim Jobs And More Orgasms

    “Unlike some bedroom activities, a rim job is considered a little more off the beaten path. Plenty of people love to engage in this activity, but many people don’t. … In layman’s terms, analingus is the licking of your partner’s asshole. A rim job is unlike wearing a butt plug (more about butt plugs) or inserting a penis or toy into your anus during anal masturbation (get tips and tricks). It’s more akin to having your partner run his finger around your puckered hole. There can be some penetration, especially with a longer tongue, but what a rim job is good for is external stimulation. The good news is that rim jobs can still be enjoyable even if you don’t want anal penetration.”

    Adriana, badgirlsbible.com, 3/17/2015

  7. Sex Question Friday: Is “Rimming” Safe?

    “In case anyone reading this is unfamiliar with the term ‘rimming,’ what we’re talking about here is oral stimulation of the anus (also known as anilingus). … The greatest risk reduction can be obtained by using some type of barrier. One possibility would be to use a dental dam, which is a thin, latex barrier that is placed over the anus (or vulva) prior to performing oral sex.”

    Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller, lehmiller.com, 5/9/2014

  8. 5 Top Tips For Expert Analingus (Aka Rimming, Salad Tossing, Butt Eating)

    “The act of analingus, commonly referred to as ‘rimming,’ or ‘tossing the salad,’ involves contact between the mouth, lips or tongue of one person, and the anus or perineum (space between the ass and genitals) of another. … For those interested in exploring analingus further, here is a practical guide to help you master the most intimate and unconditional bonding sex act shared between two people. …”

    Sam Phillips, laweekly.com, 4/16/2012