Dining at the O (DATO)

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Definition - What does Dining at the O (DATO) mean?

Dining at the O is a term for the act of performing analingus on a woman. It is most commonly used within the sex industry, for example as an item on the menus of sex workers and in the field reports of clients of the sex industry. In the sex industry, when a client requests Dining at the O, they will generally perform analingus on a female sex worker.

Dining at the O is sometimes shortened to the acronym DATO.

Kinkly explains Dining at the O (DATO)

The term Dining at the O is a spin-off of the term Dining at the Y. The term Dining at the Y, a colloquial term for cunnilingus or oral sex performed on a woman, originates from the shape of a woman's crotch. Similarly, Dining at the O is called such because the anus can be said to resemble the letter O.

Dining at the O is never used to refer to the event of a sex worker performing anal sex on a client, no matter whether the client is female or not.

Many sex industry clients enjoy Dining at the O because of its taboo nature. They also typically enjoy witnessing the pleasure this action can provide to the recipient, due to the high number of nerve endings in the anal region.

It’s important to note that, even if an individual's anal region appears clean, feces can carry bacteria and viruses, which can be transmitted via Dining at the O. Wearing a dental dam is the most effective way to minimize the risk of catching diseases during this sexual practice. A client should also never perform Dining at the O if they have sores or cuts in or around their mouth, or the recipient appears to have sores or cuts around their anus.

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