A bloody after-cunnilingus kissing method you should know about

Here's a sexual act you won't believe actually exists—the rainbow kiss.

Human beings are an incredibly innovative creatures in a whole range of fields—science, technology, art, and especially sex. And while we don’t know who came up with this bloody after-cunnilingus practice, we do know that some people really enjoy it.

What is a rainbow kiss?

A rainbow kiss might sound like you’re walking through a field of daisies and butterflies, but in reality you’re going to have your face covered in semen and blood.

To have a rainbow kiss, you first have to get into a 69 position with your partner. One of you must be menstruating and the other partner should typically be a penis-owner. While one partner performs oral sex on the menstruator, the other will do the same until their partner ejaculates in their mouth. Upon ejaculation, the two individuals then kiss, exchange the semen and blood, and that’s what creates the rainbow.

It’s important to note that two people who have vaginas can also perform this kinky sexual act, instead of the semen you just replace it with the fluid that comes out of the vagina. Rainbow kisses can also be recreated by partners who have penises—the result may not be so colourful but it's the feelings that count, right?

How safe is it?

Exchanging fluids like blood comes with its own health risks. You could transfer sexual infections like HIV, hepatitis, gonorrhea, herpes, and chlamydia. But you can avoid getting or giving infections beforehand with a simple STI screening. Board-certified gynecologist Staci Tanouye said to Women’s Health:

You and your partner [should be] up to date on STI screenings. It probably wouldn’t be a good idea to try with someone new or someone you haven’t discussed those issues with yet

Sex therapist, Carolanne Marcantonio, advises to stay away from flossing before exchanging a rainbow kiss. She told Women’s Health:

Sometimes our gums bleed when we floss. It can leave entry points for STIs.
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