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Oral sex.

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kircubbin2000 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:16:39

Perhaps I had a sheltered life but I never heard of this growing up or with any boyfriends. It wasn't until a girls holiday when I was about 40 that my friend told me she had tried it and another friend said her husband had tried but she didn't like it.
I found it hard to believe that people actually did it but now it seems one of the most common things young people do.

Shelbel Fri 10-Sep-21 20:25:23

What goes on between two consenting adults in privacy is there own business in my mind.

I'm not sure from your post if you had curiosity about it?

Shelbel Fri 10-Sep-21 20:27:01

* their (auto correct wrong again)

Kandinsky Fri 10-Sep-21 20:27:29

I was born in 1963 & it was extremely common when I was growing up.
Not sure how old you are?

kircubbin2000 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:27:32

It just seems a weird thing to do. I'm glad I'm not a youngster growing up today.

kircubbin2000 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:28:58

I think thats what the stick out tongues suggests .

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:30:05


It just seems a weird thing to do. I'm glad I'm not a youngster growing up today.

Not just the prerogative of the young.

Or so I’m told 😇

Blondiescot Fri 10-Sep-21 20:30:12

If you think that's weird, you must have led a VERY sheltered life...

JaneJudge Fri 10-Sep-21 20:31:40

what stick out tongue? confused god I'm completely confused

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:31:41

Pierced tongues ……..

Galaxy Fri 10-Sep-21 20:31:46

What on earth is going on at the moment.

Elegran Fri 10-Sep-21 20:32:20

Young people now do a lot of things that don't seem all that pleasurable to the auld yins among us. They know about them because sex and the many varieties of it are talked about far more, and having read and talked about it, they believe that everyone except them is practising all the varieties all the time, so if they are not then they are freaks.

The puritanical members of generation before us thought that educating the young about the basic facts of life was going to send them all behind the bike sheds to try it out - in fact, without any information at all their maturing bodies prompted them to try it (usually the missionary position!)

I don't know whether the vast amount of information about the less usual methods is a good or a bad thing for adolescents who have had no experience even of the basic missionary-style. It doesn't leave anything to discover later.

25Avalon Fri 10-Sep-21 20:32:38

In 1969 it was “all the rage as” soissant neuf. Think about it.

Jaxjacky Fri 10-Sep-21 20:33:23

Young and old across the centuries. Sometimes frowned upon, but also used by some as far, far less risk of pregnancy.

GagaJo Fri 10-Sep-21 20:34:17

Hahahaha Galaxy.

I remember being about 8 or 9 and knowing what sex was. The technical aspects of it. I remember being SO disgusted by the thought of the... insertion, that I decided it wasn't possible and that it was just a bit of rubbing in general, rather than penetration.

Can't remember when I found out that I was wrong and that I had it right the first time.

kircubbin2000 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:34:32

Another thread asks why people stick out tongues in photos and someone answered it was a sexual thing.

Shelbel Fri 10-Sep-21 20:35:26

I'm sure the sticking out tongue doesn't t mean that.

I'm thinking this post is a wind up. People have always known about this.

GagaJo Fri 10-Sep-21 20:38:29

kircubbin2000 is a well known and liked member (oooer) on the board. She could well be joking with us, but it isn't a fake post.

kircubbin2000 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:46:10

It's not a joke.The first time a man asked to try it I was in my 50s and when I refused he told me his wife would never do it either.I think he had some luck with a younger girl. We had no sex education growing up in 60s.

kittylester Fri 10-Sep-21 20:50:13

Not knowing about oral sex is a weird concept for someone who lived through the 1960s.

MerylStreep Fri 10-Sep-21 20:55:02

perhaps I had a sheltered life
Was it in a convent? Having written that I think I’ll leave it there. 😉

kircubbin2000 Fri 10-Sep-21 20:56:06

I don't see why. None of my friends led a promiscuous life.We hitched all over Italy and Greece and noticed that the men gathered round the English and American girls who were thought to be easy.

BlueBelle Fri 10-Sep-21 20:57:20

It certainly isn’t new it was around as soon I started out on my sexual journey (sounds good eh)
Well I had no sex education either kircubbin but I d learnt what it was all about in my first sexual relationship early 60 s

I think you have led a VERY sheltered life

MayBeMaw Fri 10-Sep-21 20:58:19

Well it makes a change from discussing washing up cloths confused

Shelbel Fri 10-Sep-21 20:58:50

My apologies. I've come across some posts that were done to get people wound up on other boards. No offense meant.