New light has been shed on the patriarchy's general unwillingness to reciprocate. In a study commissioned by the Trojan Sexual Health Division of Church & Dwight Canada, it's revealed that collegiate Canadian women are far more generous when it comes to giving oral sex than their male partners.
When 899 students were surveyed about their latest sexual activities, over two-thirds of participants disclosed that oral sex had been given and/or received in the encounter, though a disproportionate number of the givers were women, and the receivers men. This is in spite of the fact that a greater number of men said giving oral sex was "very pleasurable" than women.
So if Canuck dudes find giving oral sex pleasurable, what gives with them giving it way less?
Here is the authors' statistical breakdown of the findings.
More women (59%) than men (52%) reported giving oral sex to their partner.
More men (63%) than women (44%) reported receiving oral sex.
Most men (73%) and women (69%) reported that receiving oral sex was “very pleasurable.”
Though most participants rated giving oral sex as at least “somewhat pleasurable,” men were significantly more likely than women to report that giving oral sex was very pleasurable (52% vs. 28%).
Ratings of pleasure experienced when giving and receiving oral sex were higher among women who were cohabitating, engaged, or married compared to women whose partners were casual (i.e., hookup, friends with benefits). For men, partner type was not associated with pleasure ratings.
Cosmopolitan's Hanna Smothers suggests the gender disparity between givers of oral sex "could be [due to] that there's not so much cunnilingus going down on casual hookups or in friends-with-benefits situations," given that the women in the study "found giving and receiving oral sex to be better when in a serious relationship (cohabiting, engaged, or married)."
Interesting. What do you think?