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Is oral sex natural, and do only people do it? Because normally except human beings, none of the animals on the planet have been captured doing that. Is it just erotic by this porn world? But I’m glad you brought it up, because these are some of my favorite kinds of questions. We can find groups of animals engaging in almost any kind of behavior we find human beings engaging in. The term “natural” is often a slippery one, especially if you’re suggesting that something is only natural if it isn’t learned or coached by someone else. It’s pretty easy to make sense of that if you just observe very small kids, who basically figure the whole world out for a phase in their development by putting pretty much anything they can get their hands on into their mouths.
Not only does no one teach them to do that, parents terrified their kids are going to choke to death or poison themselves will usually drive themselves batty trying to get infants and toddlers to STOP doing that. In other words, the desire to explore something with our mouths is very easy to observe as an intuitive and natural impulse. Oral sex certainly occurred long before 20th or 21st century porn, or the advent of anything we identify as pornography. We can find references to oral sex — and other kinds of sex — in ancient India, China, Japan, Greece, Egypt, Rome, Mesopotamia and other areas. The slang term “going down on,” is apparently from around the turn of the last century.
The term “blowjob” was first recorded in the early 1960’s, but dates a little further back than that in common use. Of course, whether oral sex came about thousands of years ago or yesterday, whether animals do it or not, there have always been and remain personal preferences in the matter, and whether or not you engage in or enjoy oral sex is totally your call. Just because it isn’t some newfangled invention, just because animals do it too, doesn’t mean you or anyone else should feel they have to have oral sex if that isn’t what you want. As well, even if it didn’t come unto the scene until yesterday, and if no one else in the world did it, if it felt good for you to do, it’d be just fine if you chose to do it.
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