Fingering (sexual act)

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Fingering is the act of touching the vulva or vagina and sometimes the anus for the purpose of sexual stimulation with the fingers. It is like the handjob, which is the manual stimulation of the penis. It is a common form of foreplay[1] [2] or mutual masturbation. To "finger oneself" is to masturbate in this way.[3]

Digital penetration is penetration (for example sexual penetration) with one or more fingers.

Vaginal fingering[change | change source]

Vaginal fingering can end in orgasm. It also may or may not include the entire sexual encounter. It may be part of foreplay or part of a start to other sexual activities. These activities can provide sexual pleasure to a partner when penetrative intercourse is not possible or desirable for whatever reason.

Anal fingering[change | change source]

Fingering of the butt and rectum is commonly enjoyed in preparation for further anal sex. Anal fingering can arouse a person, allowing them to relax their anus and prepare them for the insertion of a penis or a dildo.

Safety[change | change source]

The practice is generally considered safe sex as long as the hands are protected with latex gloves.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "sexinfo101". Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  2. "How to have good sex". Retrieved 2009-10-12.
  3. Cox, Tracey (2007). More Hot Sex: How to Do It Longer, Better, and Hotter Than Ever. Random House, Inc., 2007. pp. 307. ISBN 9780553383942.
  4. Sonnex, C; Strauss; Gray (Oct 1999). "Detection of human papillomavirus DNA on the fingers of patients with genital warts". Sexually Transmitted Infections. 75 (5): 317–9. doi:10.1136/sti.75.5.317. ISSN 1368-4973. PMC 1758241. PMID 10616355.