Oral sex for women is still a very taboo topic, but have you ever wondered why men are willing to go down there? A study published recently in the Scientific Journal of Evolutionary Psychology surveyed 243 men to determine why they perform oral sex on their partners. The study is a bit controversial since it did not survey why women do it themselves, but it did touch on some interesting observations.

So why exactly do men perform oral sex on women? The answer may surprise you--or at least make some sense…

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The U.K. Daily Mail explains that part of the reason men perform oral sex is because of a "mate retention tactic" intended to keep women from cheating and to preserve their sperm. The study titled "Is cunnilingus-assisted orgasm a mate-retention strategy?" had scientists hypothesizing that the reason men perform oral sex is to keep the woman satisfied in the relationship and prevent her from straying. The research explained that they know they're in competition with other men for their woman and performing oral sex keeps them at bay.

But the other reason researchers observed for the act during their study was for men to retain their sperm. They said that when a woman orgasms during sex shortly after her partner does, it causes uterine contractions which means she absorbs more sperm. This increases her chances of becoming pregnant--which is the point (in survival of the fittest terms)!

The researchers admit that although this only proves one side of their theory, there still needs to be further research done to find out more sides of the reason. Their findings make sense to some but, others disagree and believe that not everything needs to be scientifically proven.  

I don't know exactly how I feel about this survey, but it is fascinating that the woman's body can obtain more sperm depending on when she orgasms during sex. It also doesn't sound farfetched that men perform oral sex to keep their ladies around. There are definitely some men out there who don't like the act and refuse to perform it, which probably leads to these women seeking a guy who will. Maybe now that these researchers have found why the men do it, they can find out why we do it too. For all we know, the answers are similar!  

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I nearly wrecked the car when a DJ opined that the reason men went down on women was an unstated bargain for reciprocal treatment. That seems so very sad to me. I wanted to call his girlfriend and tell her that she needs a new guy. I would hope that the reason people do things to please the ones they love is because they empathize with them -- that is, they can experience someone else's pleasure. There you are -- intimately close to someone you love, doing something that sends them to heaven. What more motivation could you need? People love to watch those videos where the four year old baby is licked and tickled by four or five puppies, and the child and the dogs are just so excited they can't stand it because they can empathize with the baby. That child is experiencing unrestrained joy and we can feel it. And we smile. So, how could it be that the love of your life is experiencing unrestrained pleasure, not caused by puppies, but by YOU, and at that moment you're calculating how to retain sperm or counting up your "reciprocation chits"? Gee whiz, fellas, if you cannot feel the pleasure of your partner going crazy over something you are doing to her, and I say this without a bit of malice, you need a new partner. And so does she.
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Wow, dumb me. I always thought it was because they wanted to...
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I thinks it also has t do with completing the sex act. I personnaly go down cause I add that extra level of enjoyment to my women. My ego will not let me leave until she is satuated and that is one of several ways I make that happen. I do not ask her to return the favor. If she wishes to, I am there if not, then I am still there. Thanks
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Sorry, but there's way to much intellectualizing going on over this. I do it because it drives me wild. I'm a man, I am crazy attracted through ALL my senses to my woman, and performing oral sex for her satisfies ALL of them at once. I'd do it for foreplay, afterplay or only play if I could. Added to my sensual feast is the ecstasy of feeling her pleasure mounting and overflowing under my touches.
Jeann...

I always thought it was to get something else out of your spouse that you've been wanting them to do to you in return. 

then why do lesbians give there partners oral...... these scientist have to have been only men ...
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There's a lot of nonsense in this story and some of it is because you can get a grant and make a lot of money studying anything, even if your conclusions are ridiculous. What percentage of men would perform oral sex on a woman after he has orgasmed in her? I'd be it's less than 5%. As far as it being something men do hoping for reciprocity - well duh! Men love getting oral sex and if reciprocity is what it takes so be it. I don't think that's evil. It's part of the give and take. Why do men pay for dinner (the #1 reason single women have sex) or buy flowers or write love poems?
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most older men like myself perform oral sex on a woman for a few reasons. It really is a turnon seeing & feeling a woman come from havinf it done. A lot of men have a problem getting & keeping a good hard on for normal sex.
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This is so sad. Really. I do it because I know my ladyfriend likes it. I know it turns her on, and I'm under the impression that (in general) women enjoy oral sex as much as us men do. I find it absolutely silly that some scientist decided that men pleasure women with oral sex to "save their sperm". I cam so totally promise you that the last thing I'm thinking of during sex is "saving my sperm". I wonder if (should these scientists be men) worry about "saving their sperm" during the times they masturbate. Can you dig it? :) WC
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It is really quite simple. I do it to make sure that my lady is satisfied and will want more in the near future. If she isn't pleased why would she come back for more? Besides that i like to watch her reaction as it is a tremendous turn on
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