What is a rainbow kiss? How safe is a rainbow kiss and why do people practice it?
I didn’t know the meaning of rainbow kiss or what rainbow kiss is until I stumbled across a tweet @DrOlufunmilayo. I was curious about what a rainbow kiss could mean. Then I started off by keying the keywords “what is a rainbow kiss” on Google and I got some insights about what it really means.
Just like my culture, I like to make things interesting. So, I decided to publish this post about a rainbow kiss, what it means and the medical implication of the practice.
If you have never heard of the term before, I feel how anxious you might be right now. Don’t worry, I’ve got everything for you here.
A few years ago, a video about “rainbow kiss” on TikTok went viral with over 3 million views. Many people became curious when a TikTok user (@manuelekabrito) recorded a trending video that asked people to Google rainbow kiss and find out for themselves how disgusting it is. And as usual, everyone rushed to Google for answers. Here you will find out for yourself what a rainbow kiss means.
What Is A Rainbow Kiss?
Descriptively, a rainbow kiss is a sexual practice that involves the mixture of semen (ejaculate) and menstrual blood in the mouth of both sexual partners. It is done when a man has sexual intercourse with a woman during her menstrual period in a “69” position. With his head around the female private parts, he sucks menstrual blood into his mouth while the woman gives him a blow job at the same time and receives the ejaculate in her mouth. The next step involves a deep kiss between both sexual partners with the eventual mixture of the ejaculate and menstrual blood previously received in their mouths.
The term, “Rainbow kiss” may have been derived from the arbitrary colour of the mixture of sperm and menstrual blood. In reality, the ejaculate appears white and watery, while menstrual blood appears dark red. Mixing these together may produce a colour close to brown. However, some sex enthusiasts have proposed that the mixture could create a rainbow colour. That’s up to them to tell us how they arrived at that, but at least, you now know better what rainbow kiss means.
Rainbow kiss is one such weird sex practice that has gained some level of recognition on the media but what I cannot say for sure is how many people actually practise this act.
Origin of Rainbow Kiss
The term “rainbow kiss” was first used by Simon Farquhar, a Scottish script-writer, in his play titled Rainbow Kiss and published by Oberon Books. This script was acted in the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2006 and it involved a young man named Keith who staked everything on a one-night stand with a young beautiful lady named Shazza. He wanted a lasting romantic relationship with the lady, but to her, the one-night stand was where everything ended between them.
There was no explicit illustration of a rainbow kiss in the movie but it is worth noting where the first mentions of the term originated.
We now know that a rainbow kiss is a disgusting act. Other things we may still want to know are; do people actually practise it or it is only a terminology for the books? If yes, is it safe? Let’s answer these questions one after the other.
Do People Practice Rainbow Kiss?
There is no adequate data on the proportion of people that have engaged in the act of rainbow kiss with their partner. After all, the act of sex is often a private affair that is normally not disclosed to the public. But for all we know, for there to be a term like “rainbow kiss”, well-defined and understood, means there are people who currently practice it.
Many sex styles, positions, orientations and acts have been invented over the years. And many more are still on the way because I don’t think we are willing to stop yet. It seems like people are bored of having sex in the usual ways, using the same old styles, and so on. I don’t know why this should be a problem but it obviously is. By implication, yes, people practice rainbow kiss as an extra spice to their sexual life and experience.
Is Rainbow Kissing Medically Safe?
A rainbow kiss may also be considered to be medically unsafe. Like other unconventional sex practices – anal sex, oral sex -, the risk of transmission of disease to other non-sex related parts of the body is higher following a rainbow kiss. This is because blood, and other body fluids like semen, vaginal discharge, urine, sputum, is considered high-risk medium for the transmission of sexually transmitted and non-sexually transmitted infections like hepatitis. Thus, from the medical perspective, a rainbow kiss is grossly unsafe and should be discouraged.
Some specific infections/diseases can be associated with the practice of rainbow kiss. According to Twitter’s @DrOlufunmilayo, a rainbow kiss increases the risk of transmission of the following diseases. His tweet on this is shown below:
From the embedded tweet above, he listed the following diseases;
Hepatitis A, B and C
Herpes simplex virus
Chlamydia and gonorrhea
Most of these diseases are caused by viruses. I assume you already know about hepatitis and HIV. These are common viral diseases that are transmitted by contact with the blood and body fluids of infected persons. You could already see how a rainbow kiss could encourage the transmission of these diseases. If either of the rainbow kiss partners is infected with any of these viruses, the other stand a higher risk of getting infected. Also, infections that should normally be limited to the genital areas get transmitted to other parts of the body like the mouth, throat and respiratory tract.
After considering all these facts about a rainbow kiss, why do people practice it? Like I already mentioned above, it could be that people just want to spice up their sexual experience by trying out this new act. Here are more reasons why people practice the rainbow kiss.
Why People Practice Rainbow Kiss
There have to be some real explanations as to why people practise rainbow kissing despite what is known about it, and the disgust associated with the act. What we must bear at the back of our mind is that we cannot be so sure of the extent people can go to get satisfaction.
According to Danyell Fima, a sexual expert and co-founder of Velvet Co;
“a rainbow kiss is a great way for everyone to enjoy the few minutes of cathartic bliss right after you both orgasm. Consider that the goal. The trick is for you and your partner to finish at about the same time so that neither of you has to hold the blood or semen in your mouth for too long. You’ve really got to know your body and know your partner.“
She describes the process so perfectly well as though she practices the act but when she said “few minutes of cathartic bliss after orgasm”, she described a form of sexual pleasure even after the peak of sex.
Also, Sadie Allison (PhD), the founder of TickleKitty.com, had emphasized that the rainbow kiss can be one of the ways people can enjoy period sex when she stated;
“Like the hundreds of other fetishes out there, this ‘unique’ activity is perfectly okay to do so long as it’s agreed upon by two consenting adults”.
Lastly, Wendasha Jenkins Hall (PhD) also justifies rainbow kiss by adding that;
“orgasms can actually help relieve menstrual cramps, so rainbow kisses may not be a bad idea for those who are adventurous and kinky”.
When asked about the safety of the rainbow kiss, Wendasha Jenkins further added;
“There is nothing wrong with giving or receiving oral sex when you or your partner is menstruating as long as both are comfortable doing so and have taken the necessary precautions, such as getting tested for HIV and other STDs. It is possible to perform cunnilingus [69 position] and not come into contact with any blood if you focus on clitoral stimulation.”
Rainbow kisses may not be a bad idea for those who are adventurous and kinky during menstrual periods. And they can get a few minutes of cathartic bliss even after orgasm. Sex during the menstrual period is often not so enjoyable because of the bloody discharge draining from the vagina. However, here is someone telling you how to still enjoy it during that period, that is, converting the uninteresting period to a rare and special experience.
The above are assumptions as to why people practice the rainbow kiss, but could they actually be true? If they are not true, then the only probable explanation could be that those people have become caught up with the normal human craze for absurd things.
Some of the reasons seem quite understandable, while others are unreasonable but everything must boil down to the question of the safety of the rainbow kiss, which I am sure you also learned about here.
A rainbow kiss is a strange sex practice that involves the mixture of ejaculate and menstrual blood in the mouths of sexual partners while they have sexual intercourse. We have covered what a rainbow kiss means, the origin of the rainbow kiss, its safety and possible reasons why people practice the act.
If you ask me…? I’d say the act of rainbow kiss must be discouraged because from my orientation in medicine (being a medical doctor), I do not see anything healthy and safe about the rainbow kiss. There are safer ways to enjoy sex and the risk far outweighs the potential benefits.
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