Kissing with a tongue piercing is a unique and sensual sensation -- if you do it the right way.
- TIP: Don't get your tongue rings tangled together. This is dangerous and untangling them is awkward and messy.
- Step 1: Run your barbell along the gum line in back of the teeth but avoid the teeth themselves. Chipping a partner's tooth -- or your own -- is not sexy.
- FACT: Whether or not you can roll your tongue into a tube is genetic. Rollers make up between 65 and 81 percent of the population.
- Step 2: Play keep away if you both have tongue piercings. Play with their ring while keeping your own piercing away from their tongue.
- Step 3: Explore other options, like running the barbell along the roof of your partner's mouth for a uniquely erotic sensation.
- Step 4: Be gentle when first kissing your partner. Try running your tongue over the piercing and then progress to lightly flicking it with your tongue.
- TIP: Ask them to tell you if anything you're doing causes them pain. It may be the case that the wound hasn't fully healed.
- Step 5: Wait 10 to 14 days after a piercing to resume kissing. Swapping saliva brings in foreign bacteria, which can impede healing. And because the tongue swells, a larger barbell is initially used -- usually for seven to 10 days -- making kissing more difficult.