A leading blog on the science of sex, love, and relationships, written by social psychologist Dr. Justin Lehmiller. Good question! Let me start by saying that oral sex has become an incredibly common sexual practice in the United States in recent years. In fact, nationally representative survey studies have routinely found that the vast majority of both men and women have engaged in this activity. Specifically,
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Women not only appreciate a giving lover, but they also value someone who is willing to demonstrate the movement, the variation and the endurance they need when it comes to making sure they are not only pleased but exhausted after foreplay. Oral sex for women is a completely different beast than it is for men. While you need a happy medium between hard and soft, fast and slow, suction and licking, what she needs is a balancing act, too. Thirty-four year old Sarah from Nashville says that one of the best qualities of her husband is how he is a giver — without expecting anything in return. For Sarah and for most women, their past oral experiences always resulted in a guy nodding to his member, demanding a tit-for-tat. Why the expert says this is hot: AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and certified clinical sexologist Dawn Michael says many women struggle with the ability to let go when someone is going down on them. Instead of circling your tongue to find her sweet spot or mindlessly fingering her until she pushes you on her to begin sex, try something new: spread her wider and see how she reacts.
What is oral sex?
There is one caveat, though. But we do not know which comes first. Does the good health make you more willing to have sex, or does the sex have a positive impact?
Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis fellatio , vagina cunnilingus , or anus anilingus of a sex partner. The penis and testicles and the vagina and area around the vagina are also called the genitals or genital area. Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active adults.