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GAGGING DURING A BLOWJOB: IS IT NORMAL?

GAGGING DURING A BLOWJOB: IS IT NORMAL?

GAGGING DURING A BLOWJOB: IS IT NORMAL?

Have you ever felt like gagging during oral sex? You may ask yourself, is gagging something to worry about? You're not alone! This article talks about what a gag is, what causes gag reflexes when giving a blow job and how you can cope.

Giving your man a great blowjob can be extremely rewarding. Still, some women experience gag reflexes during oral sex, making it difficult to continue enjoying themselves or keep their man's penis in their mouth. Gagging during oral sex isn't always normal, but there are ways to work around or overcome this issue if you find yourself struggling with it. This article gives you what you need to know about gagging, why it sometimes occurs, and much more to increase your knowledge on gagging.

What is Gagging?

According to Burges Watson et al. (2021), Gagging is a natural bodily response to prevent us from swallowing items we shouldn't. While choking can lead to serious issues, gagging rarely does. Cameron, Heath & Taylor (2012) stated that Gagging and choking are different things. Gagging occurs in our throat when air gets pushed back into it too quickly, creating pressure on your diaphragm and blocking airflow temporarily. Chocking happens when food or a foreign object blocks your windpipe completely, restricting oxygen flow and making you short of breath (in an extreme case). Regarding receiving oral sex, Gagging happens in both women and men at some point but is most common in people with stronger gag reflexes or who are nervous about having their genitals touched.

Why do People have Gag Reflexes?

Reflexes are involuntary responses of the body to certain stimuli. According to Mast et al. (2014), there are over 600 natural reflexes your body can perform, and they are all designed to ensure your safety. Gagging is a special reflex type possible because of something touching the back of your throat. This gag reflex is only a way of protecting your body by preventing a larger object from entering your throat, harming your health.

What Causes Gag Reflexes?

There are many reasons why people have gagging reflexes during sex or even when someone starts kissing them deeply in their mouth. Some of these reasons include stress, anxiety, lack of stimulation, and even due to some physical conditions like an overbite or teeth grinding habits.

How Do I Know if My Gag Reflexes are Healthy

Some people are more prone to having issues with their gag reflexes, especially those who have undergone extensive dental work. Others seem to have a hyperactive gag reflex. In most cases, it's not something to worry about and can be managed by being aware of its presence when giving a blow job. If you're concerned that your Gagging may cause harm during oral sex, you should talk with your doctor or dentist about improving your gag reflexes and alleviating these concerns. You may want to consider supplements that can help you control your gag reflexes before getting started if you're particularly concerned about whether or not your gag reflex is healthy.

If you think that your gag reflexes are making your partner or coming in the way of enjoying a good sexual experience, it might come a long way knowing that having gags during oral sex is completely normal. Some men even confess that they love it when their partner gags, which might be a turn-on. If you feel like your gags are uncomfortable for you and your partner and wish to suppress them, here are some tips that might help you get control of your reflexes.

Breathing Techniques

If you find yourself gagging more often than not when giving oral sex, there are some breathing techniques you can use to calm yourself down and reduce airway constriction. Try breathing in through your nose while counting to three, hold for one count, and then breathe out through your mouth. Repeat several times until you're comfortable with what's happening—especially during penetration.

Another breathing practice that might help you control your gag reflexes is using your fingers and tongue to train your gag reflex. You can do this by placing your finger on the tip of your tongue and trying to hold up your gag by breathing in and out. You can then move the finger even inner and try and control your gag placing your finger inner and inner on your tongue till you feel like you cannot hold up your gag anymore. Trying this technique, again and again, will help you take control of your gag reflex and give you an understanding of your limits.

Being Mindful of Your Partner

According to Martin (2019), deep-throating is one way women report having an increase in gag reflexes. This gag reflex might be because of how much depth deep throating requires. Remember that you don't want to push your partner's head back, as this lets them take as much of your cock into their mouth as they wish. When their partner starts to gag during oral sex, instead of pushing down as hard as possible, rock back and forth to soothe them and try to push down more gently. This may take time and patience, but eventually, you'll get there.

Oral sex, like any other sexual experience, should be a fun way to show affection and shouldn't be uncomfortable for each partner. If you feel deep throating is uncomfortable for any of you, try a different angle or style to help ease out. If you find that gagging during oral sex has become an issue in your relationship, talk to your partner about it and see if you can do anything to prevent it. You don't want things so bad that one of you avoids blowjobs altogether—and remember, gagging during oral sex doesn't mean something is wrong with either of you! The main thing is communication about what feels good and what doesn't.

Conclusion

Gag reflexes are completely normal, so there's no need to worry if you experience it during a blow job. The good news is that you have control over your gag reflex. The bad news is that it takes practice, just like most other things. If you're giving oral sex often, then investing time in understanding how gags work and suppress them can make for a much more pleasurable experience for both of you (and significantly reduce your chances of throwing up at some point). Now you can have more fun while giving the blowjob of your lifetime.

References

Burges Watson, D. L., Campbell, M., Hopkins, C., Smith, B., Kelly, C., & Deary, V. (2021). Altered smell and taste: Anosmia, parosmia and the impact of long Covid-19. PLoS One16(9), e0256998.

Cameron, S. L., Heath, A. L. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2012). Healthcare professionals' and mothers' knowledge of, attitudes to and experiences with, baby-led weaning: a content analysis study. BMJ open, 2(6), e001542.

Martin, T. (2019). It Wasn't That Fun But It Was Better Than Being Dead. West Virginia University.

Mast, F. W., Preuss, N., Hartmann, M., & Grabherr, L. (2014). Spatial cognition, body representation and affective processes: the role of vestibular information beyond ocular reflexes and control of posture. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience, 8, 44.

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