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What is a 'Rusty Trombone'? And how you can master it in the bedroom

Make sweet, sweet music.

Make sweet, sweet music.

We're all about learning new things in the bedroom. Whether it's how to best keep our sex toys clean or how to have a fuck fest in every single room of the house, we wanna know! That's why, when a new sex position comes on the scene, we simply have to know everything about it.

That new position, folks, is the rusty trombone, and it's your way to make ~beautiful~ music in the bedroom.

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The rusty trombone is the act of performing simultaneous analingus (rimming) with a handjob. It gets its name because the motions involved are vaguely similar to playing a trombone and a skilled player has coordination, agility and rhythm. Think of it as a bit like tapping your head and rubbing your belly at the same time — only with genitals.

Here, with Lovehoney's relationship expert Annabelle Knight, we run through just how to nail the rusty trombone.

1. Keep it clean

Make sure you are squeaky clean. Wash with an unscented soap, or for a more intensive clean use an anal douche, which will ensure you're clean for any anal play that may happen afterwards. Douches should only be used sparingly because they are very harsh on the body's natural anal lining.

2. Safety first

Rimming can be intensely pleasurable, as there are a whole bunch of nerve endings which surround your anus and many people find gentle stimulation with the tongue a real game-changer. However, if you (or your partner) aren't comfortable with such intimate licking, why not try a dental dam?

These nifty shields are often flavoured and act as a thin barrier between your tongue and your partner. As well as making rimming a tasty treat, it also protects you from STIs. WIN.

3. Get into position

He needs to be erect and stand with his legs slightly apart while his partner licks his anus (the 'rusty' part) while simultaneously reaching around to the penis to perform a hand job (the 'trombone').

4. Take a tour

Don't neglect the sensitive inner thighs, perineum and testicles when giving some oral attention to the backside. Gentle squeezes to the bottom can intensify your analingus experience.

5. Ch-ch-ch-changes

Your tongue is one of the strongest muscles in your body, so use it to vary your movement. Alternate between a flat, wide tongue for gentle strokes and a stiff, pointed tip for pinpoint precision. Mix it up so your partner never knows what's coming next. Gently blowing hot and cold air onto the area during oral sex can intensify the sensations and heighten nerve endings. Alternate licks and blows for incredible pleasure.

6. Lube it up

Use some lube for the hand job to reduce friction, meaning more fluid, pleasurable motions can be achieved. Opt for a silicone or hybrid lube, since it tends to last longer on skin.

7. Now it’s your turn

You played the rusty trombone — well done! Now your partner can return the favour. It's basically the same but the hand job is replaced with fingering. Of course there is another glorious name for this, too: The rusty trumpet.

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