Researchers Reveal The Real Reason Why We Have Oral Sex

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No-one really ever questions why we have oral sex, because it’s a bit of a no-brainer – it just feels good.

But, apparently, we don’t just do it because it’s awesome and acts as a bit of a warm-up before full-blown sex, there’s actually some proper science behind it too, the Daily Star reports.

According to a study published in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology, the act of oral sex serves an evolutionary purpose for both men and women.

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The reason women perform oral sex on men is because swallowing semen can make your body become more used to someone’s DNA.

This then helps the woman’s immune system during pregnancy, as it won’t view the man’s genes as ‘foreign’ – all thanks to swallowing sperm.

Meanwhile on the male side, apparently we do it because there is some scientific proof that giving oral sex on a regular basis to your partner makes them less likely to cheat.

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Researchers at Oakland University spoke to 243 men in heterosexual relationships to see if they performed oral sex to make their partner feel more satisfied in the bedroom or if there were other underlying reasons.

The people behind the study found that men were more likely to go down on their partner if they think they’re attractive (no shit) and were at risk of playing away from home – which is a pretty depressing reason really, when you think about it.

From an evolutionary standpoint, this stops ‘sperm competition’, which is essentially when another man tries to get with your partner.

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All that stuff aside though, we ultimately have oral sex because it feels awesome or because we want to make our partner feel good, and surely that’s reason enough?