People are horrified after learning what a rainbow kiss is

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By Michelle H

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People have been left horrified after discovering the meaning of a rainbow kiss.

From the Alabama hot pocket to fluid bonding, plenty of NSFW trends go viral – however, none are quite as eyebrow-raising as the rainbow kiss.

While it may sound like an innocent term, those who have looked it up on Google are saying they’re "scarred for life."

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After watching TikToks about what the trend entails, people have taken to social media to share their shock.

One person commented: “I am shaking.”

Another added: “I should never have searched that…”

A third TikToker vowed: “I’m never going to do that.”

“Scarred for life,” somebody else simply stated.

A fifth person wrote: “People need to stop.” 


So, what exactly is a rainbow kiss?

The explicit term refers to bodily fluids being swapped between a person with a uterus and a person with a penis.

It’s typically performed in the 69 position – what makes it different is that one person is on their period.

Following ej*culation, the partners – one with semen in their mouth and the other with menstrual blood in theirs – kiss, mixing the two and resulting in a rainbow.

The term is often mixed up with snowballing, which refers to a person ej*culating into another’s mouth, kissing them and sucking the semen back into their own. They then exchange the semen back and forth.

Dr. Wendasha Jenkins Hall, PhD, an Atlanta-based sex educator and founder of The Sensible Sexpert, says the rainbow kiss likely started as the 69 position.

She tells Cosmopolitan: “This is a level up from that.” 

Most importantly, is the rainbow kiss safe to perform?

Everyone needs to be of age and enthusiastically consenting to perform the act. It’s important to know whether the other person has any sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as by participating in this trend, they are very easy to pass on.

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Rainbow kisses should be avoided if you have any cuts, sores, or ulcers in your mouth or bleeding gums, as this increases the risk of infection as well as HIV.

Heather Irobunda, MD tells Cosmopolitan: “Semen and period blood can carry lots of different infectious particles, such as HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis.

“If you are unsure of your partner’s STD status, you should not be sharing rainbow kisses.”

If you are single, you should get tested before having sex with someone for the first time and they should do the same. It’s advisable to get tested every three to six months.

Featured image credit: Flashpop / Getty

People are horrified after learning what a rainbow kiss is

vt-author-image

By Michelle H

Article saved!Article saved!

People have been left horrified after discovering the meaning of a rainbow kiss.

From the Alabama hot pocket to fluid bonding, plenty of NSFW trends go viral – however, none are quite as eyebrow-raising as the rainbow kiss.

While it may sound like an innocent term, those who have looked it up on Google are saying they’re "scarred for life."

GettyImages-178628331 (2).jpgCredit: Flashpop / Getty

After watching TikToks about what the trend entails, people have taken to social media to share their shock.

One person commented: “I am shaking.”

Another added: “I should never have searched that…”

A third TikToker vowed: “I’m never going to do that.”

“Scarred for life,” somebody else simply stated.

A fifth person wrote: “People need to stop.” 


So, what exactly is a rainbow kiss?

The explicit term refers to bodily fluids being swapped between a person with a uterus and a person with a penis.

It’s typically performed in the 69 position – what makes it different is that one person is on their period.

Following ej*culation, the partners – one with semen in their mouth and the other with menstrual blood in theirs – kiss, mixing the two and resulting in a rainbow.

The term is often mixed up with snowballing, which refers to a person ej*culating into another’s mouth, kissing them and sucking the semen back into their own. They then exchange the semen back and forth.

Dr. Wendasha Jenkins Hall, PhD, an Atlanta-based sex educator and founder of The Sensible Sexpert, says the rainbow kiss likely started as the 69 position.

She tells Cosmopolitan: “This is a level up from that.” 

Most importantly, is the rainbow kiss safe to perform?

Everyone needs to be of age and enthusiastically consenting to perform the act. It’s important to know whether the other person has any sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as by participating in this trend, they are very easy to pass on.

GettyImages-1150966789.jpgCredit: Frank and Helena / Getty

Rainbow kisses should be avoided if you have any cuts, sores, or ulcers in your mouth or bleeding gums, as this increases the risk of infection as well as HIV.

Heather Irobunda, MD tells Cosmopolitan: “Semen and period blood can carry lots of different infectious particles, such as HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis.

“If you are unsure of your partner’s STD status, you should not be sharing rainbow kisses.”

If you are single, you should get tested before having sex with someone for the first time and they should do the same. It’s advisable to get tested every three to six months.

Featured image credit: Flashpop / Getty