A brief history of Fellatio

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For all of you who read my blogs regularly ,you know that I write a lot about World War 2 and especially the Holocaust, and don’t worry that will not stop. However writing about, and doing research on all of this death and destruction can take its toll, that’s why I sometimes write about the complete opposite.

Although the title is referring to fellatio ,this will not be a pornographic blog. although as the warning said it will contain some nudity.

Fellatio, an act of oral stimulation of a male’s penis by a sexual partner. Also known as blow job, BJ, fellation, giving head, or sucking off.

If you would believe the porn industry the act of fellatio started in the 1970s. With movies like the 1972 film ‘Deep Throat’

But it has been around for 1000s of years. I will not go into details how to best perform fellatio, but as the title suggests I will go into the history of it.

The English noun fellatio comes from the Latin fellātus, the past participle of the verb fellāre, meaning to suck. In fellatio the -us is replaced by the -io while the declension stem ends in -ion-, which gives the suffix the form -ion (cf. French fellation). The -io(n) ending is used in English to create nouns from Latin adjectives and it can indicate a state or action wherein the Latin verb is being, or has been, performed.

Fellatio is essentially another term used to describe the oral stimulation of the penis, which ends in an intense orgasm. It is used to describe oral stimulation which is perhaps longer and done with more vigour than your usual blow job during sex. However, blow job is the most common term for this oral sex act.

Art depicting sexual acts has been found around the globe, left behind by countless ancient peoples and dating back thousands of years. The first clear real traces of fellatio are from ancient Egypt Osiris, the god of fertility, agriculture, the afterlife, the dead, resurrection, life, and vegetation in ancient Egyptian religion, was killed by his brother and cut into pieces. His wife Isis put the pieces together but, by chance, the penis was missing. An artificial penis was made out of clay, and Isis ‘blew’ life back into Osiris by means of fellatio. There are explicit images of this myth.

Fellatio is legal in most countries. Laws of some jurisdictions regard fellatio as penetrative sex for the purposes of sexual offenses with regard to the act, but most countries do not have laws which ban the practice.

In Malaysia, fellatio is illegal, but the law is seldom enforced. Under Malaysia’s Section 377A of the Penal Code, the introduction of the penis into the anus or mouth of another person is considered a “carnal intercourse against the order of nature” and is punishable with imprisonment of 20 years maximum and whipping.

In the city of Pompeii, which was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, archeologists uncovered ancient baths decorated with erotic frescoes including depictions of oral sex.

Antonio Varone, who helped lead the excavation of the baths, told the Independent that the frescoes include depictions of “fellatio and cunnilingus(an oral sex act performed on a women by another person. The clitoris is the most sexually sensitive part of the human female genitalia, and its stimulation may result in a woman becoming sexually aroused or achieving orgasm) as well as group sex. Another ancient building uncovered in Pompeii, a brothel called the Lupanare, includes similar erotic frescoes as well as a sign advertising the services of a prostitute whose speciality was oral sex.

The Ancient Indian Kama Sutra, dating from the first century AD, describes oral sex, discussing fellatio in great detail (the Kama Sutra has a chapter on auparishtaka (or oparishtaka), “mouth congress”) and only briefly mentioning cunnilingus.

However, according to the Kama Sutra, fellatio is above all a characteristic of eunuchs.

Vātsyāyana, the author of the Kama Sutra, states that it is also practiced by “unchaste women”, but mentions that there are widespread traditional concerns about this being a degrading or unclean practice, with known practitioners being evaded as love partners in large parts of the country. The author appears to somewhat agree with these attitudes, claiming that “a wise man” should not engage in that form of intercourse while acknowledging that it can be appropriate in some unspecified cases.

The Moche people, who lived on the northern coast of Peru and whose civilization likely collapsed around 560 to 650 AD, made utilitarian ceramics that also happened to be depictions of fellatio (you can see some of them in person at the Museo Larco in Lima, Peru).

In Ancient Rome, fellatio was considered profoundly taboo. Sexual acts were generally seen through the prism of submission and control. This is apparent in the two Latin words for the act: irrumare (to penetrate orally), and fellare (to be penetrated orally). Under this system, it was considered to be abhorrent for a male to perform fellatio, since that would mean that he was penetrated (controlled), whereas receiving fellatio from a woman or another man of lower social status (such as a slave or debtor) was not humiliating. The Romans regarded oral sex as being far more shameful than, for example, anal sex – known practitioners were supposed to have foul breath and were often unwelcome as guests at a dinner table.

As most of us know, any sex that is not for procreation purposes, according to many religions, is taboo. In the 19th century, it was announced that those who practiced onanism aka. fellatio, petting, lesbianism, or masturbation would receive dire consequences, including caning and whipping.

The influence of the religious stance against oral sex can still be seen in modern day, as veils serve in part to maintain the mouth’s purity.

As an aside, Egyptian women were particularly well known for their sexual prowess. Egyptian women are also purported to be the first women to use makeup. Legend has it that the storied Egyptian queen,Cleopatra, blew more than 100 Roman noblemen during a marathon orgy. She was given the nickname “Meriochane,” which translates to something like “someone who gapes for 10,000 men”

Oral sex is not only performed by human beings but also by animals.

In the greater short-nosed fruit bat, copulation by males is dorsoventral and the females lick the shaft or the base of the male’s penis, but not the glans, which has already penetrated the vagina. While the females do this, the penis is not withdrawn and research has shown a positive relationship between length of the time that the penis is licked and the duration of copulation. Post copulation genital grooming has also been observed.

As with any sex act, there are risks to consider. ‘The risks of fellatio or oral sex are of course contracting STIs such as Gonorrhoea, Genital herpes and syphilis. If you are with a long-term partner you may not need to use a condom, however this is personal preference and if you would feel more comfortable then speak to your partner about how you feel.

About swallowing: Semen is safe to swallow, but if women would rather not, they have every right to decline. Don’t badger them. But when women understand the composition of semen, some become less squeamish. Semen is:

  • 97 percent water
  • 2 percent sperm, which are mostly protein
  • Fructose, fruit sugar, which nourishes sperm
  • Vitamin C
  • Sodium bicarbonate, a compound that protects sperm from the acidic environment of the vagina and uterus
  • Magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, which gives semen its odd taste
  • Proteins, amino acids, and enzymes

I hope you all enjoyed this slightly different bit of history. An oral bit of history so to speak.

SOURCES

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie/blog/all-about-sex/201307/secrets-fabulous-fellatio

https://www.yourtango.com/2016296220/10-facts-about-blowjobs-that-will-blow-your-freakin-mind

https://www.salon.com/2000/05/22/oral_history/

wikipedia

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