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This article is about autofellatio in humans. For autofellatio in other animals, see Non-reproductive sexual behavior in animals#Autoeroticism or masturbation.
A man performing autofellatio.

Autofellatio is the act of oral stimulation of one's own penis as a form of masturbation. It is physically possible for some men to perform autofellatio.[1] Autofellatio is a niche in pornography.[2][3][4]


Egyptologist David Lorton says that many ancient texts refer to autofellatio within the religion of Egypt, both in the realm of the gods and among the followers performing religious rituals.[5][6] According to Lorton, in the Papyrus Bremner-Rhind 28, 20–24, in a document called "Book of Overthrowing Apophis", there is a poem narrating how the sun god Ra had created the god Shu and goddess Tefnut by fellating himself and spitting out his own semen onto the ground.[5] In ancient Egyptian texts this act is usually performed by the god Atum, and most texts depict only the spitting of the semen or only the masturbation, but not both.[5]

Michel Foucault cites Artemidorus' Oneirocritica as identifying the act of "taking [one's] sex organ into one's [own] mouth" as one of three ways to commit "relations with oneself." Artemidorus thought that dreams of this "unnatural" act portended the death of one's children, loss of one's mistresses, or extreme poverty.[7]

Physical aspects

Few men possess sufficient flexibility and penis length to safely perform the necessary frontbend.[1] However, increased flexibility achieved via gravity-assisted positions, and physical training such as gymnastics, contortion, or yoga may make it possible for some. American biologists Craig Bartle and Alfred Charles Kinsey reported that fewer than 1% of males can successfully orally contact their own penis and that only 2 or 3 men in a thousand could perform a full autofellatio.[8] Previously, autofellatio was considered by behavioristic science a problem rather than as a variety in sexual practice.[9]

References in culture

While relatively few pornographic films involve autofellatio, some pornographic actors are noted for this skill including Ron Jeremy for his 1970s examples on film.[10][11] Other actors including Scott O'Hara, Cole Youngblood, Steve Holmes, and Ricky Martinez have also been featured performing autofellatio and the practice has become a pornographic masturbation subgenre. In Brian W. Aldiss' 1970 semi-autobiographical novel The Hand-Reared Boy, he describes group masturbation practices at a British boys' boarding school. One boy with an especially large penis is capable of fellating himself, a fact which the narrator, Horatio Stubbs, verifies.[12]

Comedian Bill Hicks elaborated an oft-quoted riff on the subject of fellatio, "A woman one night yelled out, 'Yeah, you ever try it?' I said 'yeah. Almost broke my back.'"[13] Kevin Smith later developed a similar theme ("He broke his neck trying to suck his own dick") in his 1994 debut film Clerks.[14] Writer/director Larry David, in his 1998 film Sour Grapes, used autofellatio as a recurring plot device with several mentions and muted shots of a lead actor fellating himself (back trouble allowing) throughout the movie. In the 26th season (2000–2001) of the popular Saturday Night Live comedy show Will Ferrell plays a character who joins a yoga class with the sole purpose to be able to fellate himself as a part of reaching Samadhi.[15] In the skit the character is shown to have been successful after three years of efforts.[15] The opening sequence of the 2006 film Shortbus shows James (Paul Dawson) fellating himself on videotape; like all of Shortbus's sexual content, the scene was unsimulated.[16][17]

In 1993, American feminist artist Kiki Smith created a beeswax life-size sculpture titled "Mother/Child" which included a depiction of man performing autofellatio.[18][19][20]

See also


  1. ^ a b Savage, Dan. Savage Love, page 242 (Plume 1998).
  2. ^ Ben R. Rogers, Joel Perry, "Going down: the instinct guide to oral sex"; Alyson Publications, 2002; ISBN 1-55583-752-2, ISBN 978-1-55583-752-5.
  3. ^ Linda Williams, "Porn Studies", Duke University Press, 2004; ISBN 0-8223-3312-0, ISBN 978-0-8223-3312-8.
  4. ^ Russell Kick, "Book of lists: subversive facts and hidden information in rapid-fire format"; The Disinformation Company, 2004; ISBN 0-9729529-4-2, ISBN 978-0-9729529-4-1
  5. ^ a b c David Lorton (1995). "Autofellatio and Ontology". Retrieved 2006-04-15. 
  6. ^ "Autofellatio". Archived from the original on 21 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-15. Academic David Lorton says that many ancient texts refer to autofellatio within the religious mythology of Egypt. He also notes that autofellatio was performed during rituals as a result of the sun god Ra’s. . . 
  7. ^ Foucault, Michel (1984). The History of Sexuality: The Care of the Self, vol.3, p. 24. Translation by Robert Hurley. Pantheon Books, New York.
  8. ^ William Guy, Michael H. P. Finn (1954). "A Review of Autofellatio: A Psychological Study of Two New Cases". Psychoanalytic Review (41): 354–358. 
  9. ^ Cavenar JO Jr, Spaulding JG, Butts NT. "Autofellatio: a power and dependency conflict.", Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease. November 1977; p. 356-360.
  10. ^ Nardwuar (1996-12-27). "Nardwuar vs Ron Jeremy". Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Inc. Archived from the original on 20 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-25. 
  11. ^ Dan Kapelovitz (January 2001). "Because They Can: The Risks and Rewards of Auto-Fellatio". Hustler Magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. 
  12. ^ Brian W. Aldiss, The Hand-Reared Boy; Weidenfeld & Aldiss, London.
  13. ^ It's Just a Ride Transcribed by Elspeth Fahey
  14. ^ Kevin Smith. Clerks (Script). Archived from the original (txt) on 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  15. ^ a b Yoga Journal; Sep-Oct 2000, pp. 26, ISSN 0191-0965, Published by Active Interest Media, Inc.
  16. ^ Onstad, Katrina (September 12, 2006). "Naughty but Nice". Archived from the original on 7 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  17. ^ Shortbus (ThinkFilm, 2006) Robert M. Tilendis, film review. Green Review. accessed 28 November 2009.
  18. ^ Vasquez, Diego (2011-05-03). "Words and thoughts from New York". Media Life Magazine. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  19. ^ Saltz, Jerry (2010-03-26). "Jerry Saltz on the Jeff Koons-Curated 'Skin Fruit' Exhibit at the New Museum - New York Magazine Art Review". Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  20. ^ Roberta Smith (2010-03-04). "Art Review - 'Skin Fruit' - A Mainstream Show at the Anti-Mainstream New Museum". Retrieved 2011-12-27. 

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