The Evolutionary Benefits Of Oral Sex

The Evolutionary Benefits Of Oral Sex
There’s an evolutionary reason people engage in oral sex. A recent study sheds new light on the subject. Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, and Brett Erlich (Pop Trigger), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“While it’s hard to pin down a single evolutionary reason why humans engage in oral sex, scientists have come up with a few possible explanations for why we lick each other’s privates. When it comes to fellatio, for instance, research has shown that swallowing semen could potentially reduce preeclampsia, a life-threatening pregnancy-related condition. This can, in turn, boost chances of successfully carrying a pregnancy to term, which has obvious benefits for the species.

The story is (perhaps unsurprisingly) a bit more involved for cunnilingus, though. Although it’s clear oral sex can heighten arousal and, as a result, overall sexual satisfaction, it’s not entirely clear what role that might play in perpetuating the species.

However, as Medical Daily notes, a 2013 study of 243 men in long-term heterosexual partnerships indicates that women’s sexual fulfillment could have a great deal to do with their decision to maintain one sexual relationship instead of pursuing another…

Basically, the hypothesis goes, if women are getting off enough with their current sex partners — which is more likely to happen when their getting plenty of (good) head — they might be less likely to cheat.”*

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, Brett Erlich

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Jimmy Dore, Brett Erlich


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