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Benefits of Oral Sex

Oral Sex Empowers Young Women

Oral sex gets a bad rap for being taken too lightly, but research has been rejoicing in its benefits lately.

We've heard it may improve our chances of conceiving (a mixed bag depending on your conception plans), boost brain power, and now empower us. A new study found 30 percent of young women (18-25) say performing it makes them feel more in control in relationships.

Naturally, some people aren't pleased to hear the up side of going down. Parents and prudes alike comfort themselves with the idea that women don't enjoy oral sex, but young people, women included, are giving and receiving it more than ever.


"This data tells us that oral sex is becoming very much a part of most young people's sexual repertoire," says Brea Malacad, a researcher behind the study at the University of Alberta. And if parents, sex educators, and marketers of safer-sex products want to keep up, they're going to need to change the way they address it.

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jamesmarshal24 jamesmarshal24 4 years
As every coin have two sides so debate related to sex has also found in different versions some debate found against sex and some in favor, previously we can found that sexual acts are better to gain sex knowledge and improves our sexual experience. Many experts are advised sex are also beneficial for weight loss, but the fact about oral sex are also found same through the help of oral sex many women are boost their brain power and also fulfill their sexual desire, in my point of view oral sex are also the part of sexual performance.
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
lekan... are you interested in learning more about the mechanics and techniques or why oral sex is so important??
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
OMG! There is nothing gross about oral - for men or women! It's good. It's great! There needs to be more of it! As a guy I will admit that the insatiable craving can lead my gender to lengths (no pun) that may seem extreme. BUT, that is how we are built. The biggest issue that plagues oral is the problem it causes couples regarding reciprocation. This is something I am experiencing and struggling with right now... I've spilled my guts in other posts on this... I can't stress enough that both parties give as much as they receive or else the whole relationship can break apart.. Oral sex can be THAT important... my 2 cents...
Venus1 Venus1 7 years
If you have not tried oral, how do you know you prefer penetration?
Girl101 Girl101 7 years
I love to give my husband oral, but I do not want him returning the favor. I am just not comfortable with anyone down there. I prefer penetration and other forms of foreplay. I guess this is not normal from what I read here, but I just can't relax or get into receiving oral.
lalorac lalorac 7 years
To clarify, I meant to suggest that it could you just about anything you want /from the man/. In relationships that often functions as currency, however right or wrong or unfair that may be. To say it is "empowering" suggests that once you finish, you feel powerful and in charge of your life/self, which I also would disagree with.
stephley stephley 7 years
I'm not sure her skill at oral sex empowered Linda Lovelace's life to such good ends either. Not denigrating oral sex, it's great. But don't kid yourself that it's 'empowering.'
stephley stephley 7 years
Giving good head gets you just so far in life. If it could get you anything you want, Monica Lewinsky's name wouldn't be a national joke. There are plenty of women who can & will give good head, and men still separate women into madonnas & whores. Mainstream movies have been using blow jobs to define female characters for decades so this really isn't anything new.
Venus1 Venus1 7 years
Oral should be a to way thing though. I give and I expect to receive. And nobody will ever enter me without giving me oral first it is my personal golden rule.
lalorac lalorac 7 years
I wouldn't go so far as to call it empowering, but I would agree that it lends a position of power in the relationship. I've heard from more than one man (none of whom I was sexually involved with)that a girl who can give good head can get just about anything she wants. Right or wrong, there is no denying the things some men will do to get it...
stephley stephley 7 years
Women have been using oral sex to get around technically losing their virginity for as long as I can remember, and I recall my mom saying the same thing during the Clinton years. The idea that it’s empowering is laughable.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Vampyre... if being possessed by a demon feels that good, then I'm down. From the article, "50 per cent of respondents viewed oral sex as a less intimate activity than intercourse, 41 per cent believe oral sex to be as intimate an act as intercourse and the remaining nine per cent view it as more intimate than intercourse." I'm surprised a full 50% thought it was less intimate! I think I'd say it was equally intimate...
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
It's pretty ridiculous how many people think you don't need protection when you do oral. Could this have something to do with rising numbers of STD infections? Just saying.
Vampyre Vampyre 7 years
Prudes really do condemn it. My exes parents were very religious and believed that oral sex was a sin which "invited demons into the body". Seriously. They believed that engaging in oral sex meant you were basically asking to be possessed by a demon.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
lol, lickety split, right on. I'd even consider myself vanilla, but I guess I missed the memo that oral sex is taboo.
Venus1 Venus1 7 years
Exactly Tickety. But both giving and receiving is the best feeling in the world. Long live oral!
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
"parents and prudes alike comfort themselves"...oh really? News to me. You know we wouldn't be parents if we weren't ourselves having active sex lives. Every generation seems to think they in invented sex. Guess what: been there, done that.
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