A Trick For Suppressing Your Gag Reflex?


Ok, this is a bit weird, and it's very late at night, very early in the morning, so I want to see if I'm crazy. Alexa over at The Real Princess Diaries talked about a very odd way to suppress your gag reflex.  You know, to deep throat…or maybe not get upset at the dentist or doctor, I don't want to assume.

So, here's the trick, and I specifically want to see if it works for you guys.

Step 1: Put your left thumb against your palm, wrap your fingers around it.  You should now have a fist with your thumb in the middle.

Step 2:  There is no step 2.

Seriously, that's it.   And maybe it's late night hokum, or the power of suggestion, but I can touch my uvula.  Yeah, weird, creepy, unnatural.

But maybe, just maybe, there's some neural pathway allowing this to happen.  So, give it a try.  Very curious if it works for you!  Please let us know in the comments section!


About Cooper Cooper S. Beckett is the co-founder and host of Life on the Swingset: The Podcast since 2010, author of swinging & polyamory novels A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching The Swingularity, and memoir My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory. He teaches and speaks on swinging, polyamory, pegging, play parties, and coloring outside the boundaries of your sexuality. He is a graphic & web designer, photographer, and voice over artist, has been a guest expert on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, & is the announcer of Tristan Taormino’s radio show Sex Out Loud. He is currently working on two instructional non-fiction books, one about beginning non-monogamy, and another about pegging.


  1. Oh my! This is not just a trick, my friends, this is sheer freakin’ brilliance! I’ve, ahem, had a slight issue with my gag-reflex (that once used to be non-existent) and this technique makes it go *POOF* into oblivion!

    A must-try for all gals and guys and swingers looking to expand their oral repertoires and capacities. 😉

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Cooper, and spreadin’ the luv.

  2. Taught this little gem to my wife (who's been practicing deep throating quite a lot lately) and it certainly helps a lot. While I can't say the trick itself is a cure-all (again, she's been practicing) she was certainly able to go deeper and harder with noticeable ease.

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