Do Women REALLY Like Giving Blowjobs — Are Some Addicted?

82.7% of women find oral sex somewhat or very pleasurable, despite concerns that their affection for giving head might cross into addiction.
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I hope you’re sitting down because this information might come as a shock: 82.7% of women find sucking dick somewhat or very pleasurable, according to a study we’ll discuss in greater detail later on.

Although it’s perfectly normal to enjoy giving head, some may be concerned about whether their affection for blowjobs crosses into addiction territory — something we’ll also address.

For what it’s worth, though, a whole lotta dicks are getting sucked around the world, and it seems like a perfectly normal endeavor that most partake in.

As another data point, a global survey of more than 26,000 people found that 56% of heterosexual women and 83% of homosexual men reported giving oral sex.

So, if you’re also a skin flutist, count yourself among excellent company.

Although giving head is a widely known phrase, the term “fellatio” isn’t as commonplace.

What Is Fellatio?
Simply put, fellatio is the act of stimulating a penis orally using the mouth, tongue, or throat. Fellatio can include licking, sucking, or even blowing on a penis during foreplay. It can also be a start-to-finish sexual act by itself.

You’re probably a lot more familiar with the colloquialisms: sucking dick, sucking cock, giving a blowjob, giving head, or sucking a guy off, to name a few of the more popular gems.

If you really want to expand your vocabulary, there are a ton of interesting slang options to choose from: bobbing for kiwis, mouth hugs, and rocking the mic are among my favorites.

While many people love taking a trip downtown to gargle some sausage, can that enjoyment turn into addiction — and how will you be able to tell if it does?

In this article, we’ll talk about:

Editor’s Note: Sections of this article that cover psychological information or opinion on psychological facts were reviewed for accuracy by Christie Hartman, Ph.D. – Psychology, who sits on our medical review board.

How Do I Know If I Have An Oral Sex Addiction?

If you love giving head, odds are you’re simply a connoisseur of the phallic arts.

After all, it’s perfectly normal to enjoy giving oral sex and even fantasize or become extremely aroused, or borderline obsessed, with it.

But could your propensity for deep throating on the regular be cause for concern that you might have an addiction?

Well, for starters, based on the characteristics of oral fixation, it appears that oral sex addiction does not technically apply to that label.

So does that mean the desire to perform fellatio all the time is a form of sex addiction?

There has yet to be any solid medical or scientific evidence to suggest this, however, it could be lumped into the sex addiction category.

When in doubt, take note of the following behaviors/signs if you think you might be addicted to giving head:

  • Feeling powerless to stop the act of giving fellatio
  • The urge/compulsion to perform oral sex ends up interfering with your daily routine (i.e. work, school, social life) to the point where your life becomes unmanageable
  • Engaging in risky behavior or putting yourself in dangerous situations without caring about the consequences
  • Feelings of shame, self-loathing, or pain associated with performing oral sex

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) offers a free self-assessment test you can take online, the results of which are for your eyes only.

Despite any debate about the practice of diagnosing sex addiction, common forms of treatment include psychotherapy — ideally from a medical professional specializing in compulsive sexual behaviors and addiction — as well as self-help groups like SAA.

If there are underlying mental health issues connected to an oral sex compulsion, medications could be used as an additional method of treatment.

If you don’t fall into any of the above negative or debilitating behaviors, then it could simply be a case that you love going down on a guy more than most — and according to most guys, that’s a very good thing.

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Do Women Enjoy Giving Blowjobs And Is It Normal?

What makes the answer a bit complex is the fact that every gal has her reasons for giving head in the first place.

As we mentioned earlier, an analysis by Jessica R. Wood et al., 2016, discovered that 82.7% of women found blowjobs to be somewhat or very pleasurable.

Noting that few studies have examined the actual enjoyment associated with giving and receiving oral sex, the researchers conducted their own using heterosexual college students aged 18 to 24 as participants.

Pleasure ratings for giving and receiving oral sex ranged from 1 (not at all) to 4 (very).

While 54.6% of women rated dick sucking a 3 (somewhat pleasurable), 28.1% gave it 4 stars.

The study also noted that the respondents’ enjoyment of giving and receiving oral sex was higher for those in committed partnerships rather than casual ones.

The same holds true for older adults, as well.

One study found that heterosexual adults in solid relationships perform oral sex on their partners more often than those in lower-quality partnerships.

Another study discovered that women’s propensity for giving blowjobs was related to their desire to improve the relationship satisfaction of their partner and increase their mate retention.

It’s like the old saying goes: “If you blow him, he will cum…and stay.”

On that note, Esquire surveyed nearly 10,000 women in America and found that 46% percent of them liked giving head simply because their partner enjoyed it.

Data from studies and surveys like the ones mentioned above clearly show that sucking dick is part of a normal, healthy sex life — so you’re not a freak if you love playing songs on the meat whistle.

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How Long Does A Blowjob Last?

When it comes to how long a blowjob generally lasts, there isn’t a magic number. Some men may shoot their loads within a few minutes, while others struggle to reach orgasm during fellatio.

Many factors play into the duration of a blowjob, including but not limited to:

  • The man’s level of arousal
  • The woman’s skill set/experience
  • The sensitivity of the man’s penis
  • The amount of time from the man’s last orgasm

A blowjob might be lightning-fast or feel like it’s taking forever, but the result is a happy ending, indeed.

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Do Women Enjoy Swallowing Semen?

Of course, you can’t talk about blowjobs without discussing the aftermath of what to do when he cums.

If you’ve been wondering whether women enjoy swallowing semen, let’s take a page from “Family Feud” and read the next sentence in our best Steve Harvey voice.

Survey says: 1 in 4 American women said they always swallowed afterward, compared to 1 in 10 European women.

If you’re struggling over the decision to spit or swallow, you might find comfort in knowing the same survey also reports that 50.7% of men don’t care about it either way.

Right about now, you’re probably wondering, “Is it dangerous to swallow semen?”

The short answer is no. Like marijuana, the male protein shake is au naturale and barring STDs, is safe to consume.

For those of you who read labels, here’s a quick breakdown of key ingredients in semen: fluid containing amino acids, potassium, phosphorus, citric acid, fructose, protein-splitting enzymes, calcium, zinc, sodium, phosphatase, hormones, and sperm cells.

No need to add spirulina or flax seeds, either, you health nuts — bet ya didn’t see that one cumming! (Who doesn’t love back-to-back puns?)

Bottom Line: If you’re not canceling work meetings, skipping out on lunch dates with friends, or exhibiting other toxic behaviors, chances are you’re perfectly healthy and normal if you enjoy bobbing the occasional knob.

Love giving blowjobs? Awesome! You’re already in great company so go ahead and get down with the get down.


How do you feel about giving blowjobs? Are they an activity you avoid, tolerate, or really enjoy? If you love going down on your man, have you ever been concerned that you’re addicted to doing so?

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