The terms ‘Scissor Fucking’ and ‘Scissoring’ are probably far better known than Tribadism, because they are somewhat self explanatory. The scissor position is the most popular and well known way to bump uglies and there are many different variations and orientations which makes it the perfect place to begin our Tribadism guides series. Before we begin you should check out the preliminary articles in this series concerning safe sex and pubic hair. Also, for the purpose of these articles, ‘pussy’ means vulva and/or clitoris as this is where the contact occurs.
The Importance of Foreplay
Many girls say they don’t enjoy Tribadism because it doesn’t give them enough stimulation. Others say that the stimulation is good but you have to work too hard to get it compared to some other lesbian techniques. Therefore, foreplay is advised before engaging in Tribadism to ensure that both women’s pussies are engorged, wet and sensitive. Kissing is always a good start, followed by fondling, finger play and perhaps some cunnilingus. Both women should be wet and sensitive before the Tribadism begins.
If you can imagine getting two pairs of scissors, opening them both and then pushing the open ends together then you’ll have the general idea of how to do lesbian scissoring. There are many positions that allow the legs to scissor and the pussies to touch but the two simplest and most common are Sitting Scissors and Open Scissors. In the sitting position, both girls sit at 90 degrees to each other and at 45 degrees to the floor, while the open (or lying) position has the two girls lying flat on their backs, their heads at opposite poles. For variation, the positions can be combined with one woman sitting and one lying. A number of other variations can be created by one, the other or both women being more dominant/ submissive (thigh riding), lying face down (inverse scissors) or changing the degree of body rotation or position entirely to create many more scissoring positions.
One woman sits, leaning back on her arms, with one leg outstretched and the other bent up at the knee. Her partner does the same but with opposite legs and they interlock so that the raised leg of one partner is over the straight leg of the other and visa-versa. Usually both girls are seated but if one partner takes a slightly more dominant position she can end up resting on her partner’s thigh. In theory the sitting position allows for hands to be free to touch and caress each other’s bodies, but in practice, all but the most flexible will need to keep their arms locked and hands pushing on the floor to maintain the pressure between their pussies.
Both women lie down and scissor their legs as described above but this time, both legs are straight out and the girl’s heads are at opposite poles. The partners can hold hands and wrists and pull to get more friction, they will also find that more friction is achievable generally with this position as both girls are fixed by lying on the floor. One popular variation is for one girl to lie face down instead of face up, I’ll detail this position further in a future article.
Pros and Cons
The scissoring positions in general and specifically sitting and lying (open) are very good for achieving full pussy on pussy contact and maintaining friction with movement, which makes them a good choice for many women. The sitting position allows the participants to gaze into each other’s eyes, watch their partner’s pleasure and sometime touch and caress; however it can be harder to maintain friction. The open position maintains friction well but only allows minimal touching of each other’s thighs, hands and wrists. Experiment to find out what works best for you and your partner.
Our next article will cover a number of the popular lesbian scissor variations. For more reading and learning check out the sources on the series home page.