Cunnilingus is an oral sex act performed by a person on the female genitalia the clitoris , other parts of the vulva or the vagina. Cunnilingus can be sexually arousing for participants and may be performed by a sexual partner as foreplay to incite sexual arousal before other sexual activities such as vaginal or anal intercourse   or as an erotic and physically intimate act on its own. However, the transmission risk for oral sex, especially HIV transmission, is significantly lower than for vaginal or anal sex. Oral sex is often regarded as taboo ,  but most countries do not have laws which ban the practice.
In terms of HIV this is very low risk. Theoretically transmission is possible but there has never been a well-documented case of transmission. Studies which have followed up couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not have not identified any cases of HIV transmission due to cunnilingus the vagina being licked. The theoretical potential stems from the possible presence of HIV in vaginal fluids and menstrual blood.
The problem is most guys have no clue how to go down and perform oral sex on a woman. Sure most guys can find a woman's clitoris with their tongue while rubbing her g-spot with their fingers… and that can make her orgasm if you do it right. But this is barely scratching the surface of how much pleasure you can deliver with your mouth. The media and society do a powerfully potent job of making women feel self-conscious about their vaginas.
We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. An essay posted on the sex blog How To Make Me Come has given some very, very specific and expert tips to those heading south with their mouth and wanting to know how to lick a woman or person with a vagina out. So naturally, we thought it important to flag up for anyone who might need a little hint. PSA: these magical tips are relevant for anyone with a vulva, not just women as the post's title implies.