“Oral sex the new abstinence”

September 18th, 2008 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

Sorry but can’t resist headlines like this one: Oral sex the new abstinence.

Is this like “Chocolates the new salad”?

“For young people it’s an almost universal practice now, with 90 percent trying it before the age of 30,” said Basil Donovan, a professor of sexual health at the University of NSW.

90% by age 30?? I would have said age 20.

Another sexual health expert, Dr Juliet Richters, author of the book Doing it Down Under, said she believed the rise of feminism was the key to the trend

Yay for feminism :-)

The dramatic shift has occurred in one generation, with people aged over 50 having had oral for the first time an average of eight years after first having standard .

Good God.

“Now it’s a one year gap and in many groups the oral intercourse comes first, some times by a few years,” Prof Donovan said.

I would have thought that it was more common for to precede vaginal sex. I certainly know a few people who see oral as a sort of enhanced third base!

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31 Responses to ““Oral sex the new abstinence””

  1. Rex Widerstrom (5,328 comments) says:

    Much less hard to swallow than Winston’s evidence to the Privileges Committee, it would seem.

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  2. Dr Robotnik (533 comments) says:

    I love oral sex. A time of quiet reflection.

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  3. orly (3 comments) says:

    “Much less hard to swallow than Winston’s evidence to the Privileges Committee, it would seem.”

    I lol’d.

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  4. james_bioengineer (8 comments) says:

    wtf has feminism got to do with it?

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  5. PhilBest (5,120 comments) says:

    Oh come on, DPF, first you tell us you can’t change a flat tyre, now this……….both things we don’t want to know……..

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  6. infused (646 comments) says:

    I hot HC doesn’t give oral, those teeth are just nasty.

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  7. glubbster (352 comments) says:

    Gold.

    Of course it is 3B & beyond DPF as it increases your chance of the homer.

    Infused says “hot HC” that would be a first…or was that a freudian slip?

    Feminism should not be confused with Female liberation. Feminists try to package these together.

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  8. redbaiter_baiter (108 comments) says:

    “The dramatic shift has occurred in one generation, with people aged over 50 having had oral sex for the first time an average of eight years after first having standard sex.”

    Questions :

    1) What is “standard sex” ?

    2) Has Cactus Kate seen this post yet ?

    3) Does the research indicate that feminists are more likely to “give head” or more likely to demand it ?

    4) Did the research indicate which sex the feminists were “giving head” too ?

    Bryan Spondre aka redbaiter_baiter

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  9. redbaiter_baiter (108 comments) says:

    How many euphemisms can people think of for oral sex ?

    1) riding the sushi train

    2) munchin’ the truncheon

    3) eating a furburger

    4) licking the love pump

    5) eating some hair pie

    6) yodeling into the oyster

    7)…..

    Bryan Spondre aka redbaiter_baiter

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  10. Dr Robotnik (533 comments) says:

    drinking from the furry cup

    eating from the bushy plate

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  11. toad (3,672 comments) says:

    My favourite is “pug noshing”

    The worst I’ve heard is “eating the tuna sandwich”

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  12. dog_eat_dog (761 comments) says:

    Well there’s not much else to do now that Tangy Fruits are gone.

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  13. Grant Michael McKenna (1,157 comments) says:

    Umm- what is third base if it isn’t oral sex?

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  14. francis (712 comments) says:

    this thread is just begging to get Kiwiblog onto the government’s banned websites lists ;-)

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  15. Steve (4,522 comments) says:

    Some Australian Government funded University pays a Professor to research this?
    The classes must be full of students wanting more info.
    Is that what Uni is all about? Sex education?

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  16. redbaiter_baiter (108 comments) says:

    “pug noshing” ?????

    Bryan Spondre aka redbaiter_baiter

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  17. slightlyrighty (2,499 comments) says:

    Meanwhile in New York, Bill is waving the headline under Hilary’s nose saying “SEE!”

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  18. redbaiter_baiter (108 comments) says:

    Hillary Clinton going down on Bill ? Horrible image.

    Bryan Spondre aka redbaiter_baiter

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  19. Rob Hosking (77 comments) says:

    “Oral sex the new abstinence”

    Next week: weiner schnitzels, the new vegetarianism…..

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  20. Barnsley Bill (982 comments) says:

    While mr Spondre got a mention and the subject is about c0ck 5uckers might I direct readers to a post that our erstwhile lefty friend Robinsod has just put up..
    It really is very funny and I commend you all to comment on there…

    http://robinsod.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/bryan-spondre-blog-producer/

    I am now off to have a shower so I may scrub my soul for an hour or two after pimping for robinsod.

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  21. redbaiter_baiter (108 comments) says:

    Barnsley Bill: Dylan Robinson will have to try a lot harder than that.

    Bryan Spondre aka redbaiter_baiter

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  22. kisekiman (224 comments) says:

    Pug noshing…brilliant. When I lived in Aussie more than a few years ago we used to refer to it in he vernacular French “L’Homage” which means roughly to kneel at the altar and pay homage, you get the idea…

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  23. Brian Smaller (4,026 comments) says:

    These references to fish worry me. Have I just been lucky in knowing women who understand hygiene?

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  24. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,820 comments) says:

    Does this denote the imminent popularity of bum sex between a man and a woman? ;-)

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  25. Reb (249 comments) says:

    90% by age 30?? I would have said age 20.

    Which percentage are you a part of David? Do prostitutes count?

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  26. bearhunter (859 comments) says:

    Surprised no one has mentioned the Crowded House connection among the euphemisms yet – praying at the Temple of Low Men. Although a bout of Horatio is still my favourite.

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  27. Brian Smaller (4,026 comments) says:

    To keep this discussion in the gutter. Today on Lampton Quay I saw what I didn’t think was possible to see in Wellington, let alone any other part of NZ. Two really hot lesbians having a serious goodbye pash.

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  28. RRM (9,639 comments) says:

    Brian – one of them may work somewhere near Midland park. I think I know of the couple to which you are referring. Definitely doing their bit to make sure you can’t beat Wellington on a “good day”!

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  29. Brian Smaller (4,026 comments) says:

    RRM – makes a difference from the Shrek and Fiona who I normally see.

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  30. Dr Robotnik (533 comments) says:

    That’s no way to talk about the PM and Judy, Brian.

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  31. RRM (9,639 comments) says:

    But getting back to the topic:

    “The dramatic shift has occurred in one generation, with people aged over 50 having had oral sex for the first time an average of eight years after first having standard sex.”

    “Now it’s a one year gap and in many groups the oral intercourse comes first, some times by a few years,” Prof Donovan said.”

    I wonder what those “groups” are, then? Your RRM is certainly of the “Now” generation more than the “over 50″ one, and while my own oral experimentations did not lag 8 years behind the biblical act, they would certainly have begun at least 8 *times* later and were only rare ever after. I put this down to the natural endowment (shared by all us lefties) which evidently left her ladyship wanting for nothing in the way of a cunning linguist…

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