What is scissoring?

What is scissoring?

Believe it or not, scissoring isn’t mandatory in the lesbian community. Nevertheless, here’s a quick breakdown of this less-than-comfortable sexual position.

Guys, I have no clue what scissoring is. That’s the hard, cold, honest truth. When Faith and I first started dating, I googled the hell out of this. I studied images and read articles and watched videos – but I still haven’t managed to find a satisfactory answer.

Okay, let me clarify. I can certainly tell you the practical stuff, like how it works and what it looks like. But I truly cannot tell you why scissoring exists, or why some lesbians enjoy it, or why it’s become such a cliché among our kind. To me, it seems like a colossal waste of energy. It’s confusing and unsexy and not at all affectionate, and it’s become the butt (no pun intended) of so many lesbian sex jokes that it makes me irate.

That being said, the purpose of this platform is to educate, not to judge. So here goes nothing.

Scissoring involves reclining on your side and interlocking legs with your partner (similar to opening two pairs of scissors and shoving them together, fulcrum to fulcrum). Once you’re in position, it’s essentially just a lot of wiggling. The goal? An orgasm, of course. For some women, this will happen quickly. The vulva-on-vulva contact can be quite pleasurable, and certainly this is why the position receives so much publicity.

By all means, feel free to give it a go and form your own opinion. To each their own, and all that jazz. I’ve heard positive reviews from a lot of women, so who am I to speak negatively of it? Just be forewarned: if you’re interested in “making love” with your partner, scissoring probably isn’t the way to go — at least not the first time.

For some alternative ideas, click here to read our blog on how lesbians have sex.