Lesbian Scissors Tribadism Position

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.

Hairy or Shaved for Tribadism

To shave or not to shave, that is the question.  Its a question for lovers the world over and likewise with lesbian lovers who want to try tribadism.  You guessed it, its another tribadism sex guide post, however this time I’ll try and work in a trib erotica angle to keep the other half of my readers happy as well.

Most tribadism involves hard and intense grinding of the genitals and this is especially true as your passion reaches its peak.  Foreplay is always a good idea to provide lubricant for smoother rubbing, and you can supplement with your own personal lubricants for better results. The aim is to make the friction as easy and stimulating as possible, therefore it makes sense that anything coming in between, such as a full grown bush, could cause irritation.  Always remember that nothing within these guides is true for everyone, but the majority of the sources I’ve seen have said that pubes tend to get in the way of tribadism.

Although I generally prefer completely shaved (my bf and I shave all of our pubic hair), this girl had a nicely trimmed, but somewhat long and fluffy “Mohawk.” Her hair felt really nice brushing against my bare mons–at least until it became sopping wet as we ground our way to mutual orgasm.” –Diane’s post (#14, March 17 2008) on topix.com.  Of course, like I said, there are always exceptions which you should keep in mind.

The other half of this topic is whether you like to see hairy or shaved girls in lesbian porn in general, and tribadism specifically.  One of the first posts on the Tangle Cats blog is about this very subject, they talk about a hairy bush being something of a rareity these days in a ‘porn industry obsessed with pubic grooming.’ I usually go for shaved or a short trim, but as you know I’m definately a fan of keeping things fresh so anything that goes against the grain of the bulk of the porn industry is a good idea in my books even if I don’t personally enjoy it.


About Tribadims; Lesbian Tribadism, Tribgirls.com

Human Sexuality Forum, Thread: ‘Any girls into tribbing/scissors/ tribadism?’ on Topix.com

Lesbians Area, ‘How to perform tribadism,’ on lesbian-world.net

Tangle Cats Blog, ‘Hair Pussies: Your Thoughts?,’ on tanglecats.com

HIV and STD’s from Lesbian Tribadism

This is the, somewhat overdue, first post in the Tribadism Techniques series. This is a VERY IMPORTANT section as it will help you to understand and hence prevent the health risks associated with Tribadism, however, if you are mainly here to enjoy Tribadism erotica then you need not read this post.

All bodily fluids including vaginal secretions and saliva can potentially contain STD organisms so any situation where these fluids are exchanged holds the potential for STD’s to be transmitted. However, you will find very little on the internet about these risks during Tribadism because whilst The National Institutes of Health recognises that vaginal-vaginal transmission is theoretically possible, the chances are generally thought to be insignificant.

Those who prefer total protection should use dental rubber dams or plastic wrap as barriers. An alternative is to engage in Tribadism while wearing a thong or other underwear which supposedly doesn’t decrease the excitement experienced during intercourse for most women.

For the most part, the risks are low and certainly much lower than most other sexual positions, but it never hurts to be aware of the risks. Be mindful before doing, for example, a “Quickie” with an unknown partner since there is always a danger of an infection possible, as little as it might be. The NIH also recommends that women should refrain from tribadism during menstruation or when vaginal infection or disease is present.


Safer Sex Knowledge Base, by Bill Barrick, Julie Funesti, NYU, Michael Klebert, WU and National Institutes of Health. Information BBS, Washington, D.C. – 1993

About Tribadims; Lesbian Tribadism, Tribgirls.com.

Q: Tribadism….please help…not many resources on this risk…, Ask the Experts about Safe Sex and HIV Prevention Q&A, The Body– the complete HIV/AIDS Resource.

How do I do Tribadism?

This is a question I see asked a lot on forums that I visit.  As is the case with all Tribadism information, there isn’t much in the way of guidance and techniques out there.   There are many women who have heard about tribbing or seen it in videos and photos and want to learn how to do it so they can enjoy it too.  Starting next week I’ll be bringing you a series of articles describing and discussing various Tribadism techniques.

One thing I’ve noticed is theres no absoluate right and wrong way to do it and each technique has many variations for women of different shapes and sizes and stimulation preferences.  The most important thing  is to lean as much as you can and try differet techniques to see what works.  From what I’ve found, most lesbian and bisexual women either love it or hate it when it comes to Tribadism with very little in between ground.  Maybe some of them are just using the wrong techniques and so aren’t getting the greatest benefits.

At this point you’re probably thinking, ‘Wait a minute, you’re a guy, what would you know about doing Tribadism?’  Yes of course I’m not a women (unfortunatley :P) and I’ve never done Tribadism myself so I can’t possibly know exactly how to do it.   However, what I can do is use my skills in research, networking and writing to bring together information fom a number of sources and construct an interesting and informative article.  I’ve provided links to all of my sources below and I encourage you to follow the links and read up on the information provided if you want more information.

Articles in this Series

  1. HIV and STD’s from Tribadism
  2. Hairy or Shaved for Tribadism
  3. Lesbian Scissors Position

My Sources (for your information)

  1. About Tribadism– Tribgirls.com
  2. Ladies Lovin Ladies, A Guide to Going at it, Girl Style– Hotmoviesforher.com
  3. Tribadism, oh its been so long– Bisexualblog.eu
  4. Positions for Lesbian Sex– Caitlainscorner.com
  5. Tribadism, by Ginny Walker- geocities.com/wcollege2001
  6. Cherrie’s Friday Positions: Tribbing– the-sensuous-libertine.blogspot.com
  7. Home » Forums » Everything Else » Various » Tribadism? – afterellen.com
  8. Lesbian Sex: Tribadism… Rubbing Pleasure– lesbiatopia.com