Spit Roasting

Updated: SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
Reviewed by Dr. Laura McGuire
on September 14, 2021
Spit roasting is a sex act between three people where one partner performs oral sex on another partner while receiving vaginal or anal penetration from the third partner.

Spit roasting gets its name because the receiving partner gets penetrated at both ends. This is much like the way a piece of meat gets penetrated by a spit roast cooker. The receiving partner is usually penetrated with penises or strap-on devices. However, penetrating partners may also use fingers or sex toys.

To get into the spit roasting position, the receiving partner gets on all fours. One penetrating partner enters the receiving partner from behind and proceeds to have rear-entry vaginal or anal sex. The other penetrating partner stands near the receiving partner’s head. This puts their penis or strap-on device in the perfect position to get sucked. The penetrating partners may stay in these positions until they orgasm or switch roles.

In most cases, the penetrating partners only interact sexually with the receiving partner, not each other. However, penetrating partners who feel attracted to one another may like to kiss and caress during a spit roasting.

Choosing the right location can enhance spit roasting. A nice clean room with soft lighting can help participants get in the mood. It’s a good idea to determining who the receiving partner will fellate ahead of time. If the receiving partner plans to fellate both penetrating partners, they should decide which order this will occur. Making the roles of the penetrating partners clear ensures the spit roasting goes smoothly.

Spit roasting is sometimes called pig roasting. That's because one of the most common pieces of meat roasted on a spit is a whole pig. However, this term is less popular than spit roasting, perhaps since it equates the receiving partner with a pig. As the word pig is a common insult, some people may feel the term pig roasting degrades the receiving partner.

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Traditionally the penetrating partners do not touch one another during spit roasting. They may touch the receiving partner, to steady themselves or show affection, but usually not each other. However, sometimes penetrating partners high-five one another or touch hands over the receiving partner’s back. In this configuration, the spit roasting becomes an Eiffel Tower. That’s because the penetrating partner’s arms form a tower shape.

Spit roasting usually happens with three people. However, there are some variations that allow a fourth person to take part. The receiving partner could get penetrated anally, orally, and vaginally by three partners at the same time. This variation is double-adaptor spit roasting. If someone masturbates over the receiving partner receiving a spit roasting, the sex act gets called a lathe.

Some people feel spit roasting is degrading for receiving partners. However, many people enjoy spit roasting. Receiving partners may feel more pleasure when they get sexual attention from more than one person. Penetrating partners can also feel more intense pleasure having sex with someone at the same time as someone else. The shared experience of spit roasting can help people feel closer to one another. The taboo nature of group sex can also make spit roasting feel sexier.

Keeping communication open and honest makes sure no one feels coerced into this sex act. If a couple wants to try spit roasting with someone, they should chat with this person beforehand. Discussing the possibility of spit roasting and how it might play out can help everyone feel comfortable. Participants should also determine what they want to happen and if they have any hard limits. With good communication, spit roasting can be pleasurable for all participants.

It is a good idea to establish a check-in process, particularly for the receiver. If their mouth is busy giving oral sex, they may not be able to easily say that they would like to change things up or stop. The experience may be very intense and lead them to get lost in "sub-space" (a dreamy, almost dissociative state,) necessitating a pause, check-in, and affirmation of enthusiastic consent.

As with all group sex, using condoms for spit roasting reduces the risk of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Penetrating partners should change condoms before moving from anal sex to oral sex for the receiving partner’s health.


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