Originally published March 2013. Updated March 2014. Print
You will have to have your dentist make a custom fitted oral device to suit your particular needs. Over-the-counter options are available, but not recommended. Over-the-counter devices may be appealing because of their reduced prices, but can actually complicate sleep apnea. Many patients who order oral devices without consulting with a dentist, find that their snoring symptoms went away, but were unaware that it was not preventing apnea events leading to complications down the road as only the snoring symptom was prevented but the disorder itself was not.
The pros of rimming are simple – it stimulates an area that is often ignored and that area is full of nerve endings that can make for very exciting stimulation. The cons, on the other hand, are more significant. People are wary of this position because it involves anal stimulation with one’s mouth. Because there can be bacteria and other germs in the area, this can really act as a turn off for many people. In order to combat this factor, you should simply make sure your partner washes thoroughly before engaging in this activity. For example, start the night out by bathing each other and then proceed to oral sex and rimming.