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Felching

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Felching is a sexual practice involving the act of orally sucking semen out of the anus of one's partner. The act of sucking semen out of a vagina is known as creampie eating.

Earliest appearance of the term

According to the 2003 draft entry for "felch" in the Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest occurrence of the word in print appears to have been in The Argot of the Homosexual Subculture by Ronald A. Farrell in 1972.[1]

The word was subsequently featured in a 1975 underground comic: Felch Cumics, published by Keith Green. Contributors to Felch included Zap Comix cartoonists Robert Williams, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Crumb, and Spain Rodriguez. Members of the Zap collective had previously published two sexually themed comic books, Snatch and Jiz, and decided to continue pushing the envelope by publishing Felch. According to Williams:

Crumb's contribution was a parody of an editorial cartoon featuring John Q. Public felching "Mother Nature/Lady Liberty" after she has had anal sex with a Pravda-style cartoon capitalist.[2] Williams' contribution to the comics was titled "The Nectar of Satan."[3]

It was also used in 1979 by Larry Kramer in his novel Faggots, where he defined it as sucking the ejaculate from the anus after intercourse.[4] It first appeared in scientific literature in 2005, when psychoanalyst Mark Blechner discussed felching as an example of the crossover between disgust and sexual excitement.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Farrell, Ronald A. (March 1972). "The Argot of the Homosexual Subculture". Anthropological Linguistics. The Trustees of Indiana University. 14 (3): 97–109. ISSN 0003-5483. JSTOR 30029496. 
  2. ^ Crumb, R. (March 1994). Thompson, Mark; Groth, Gary, eds. The Complete Crumb Comics, Volume 10: Crumb Advocates Violent Overthrow (1st ed.). Seattle, Washington: Fantagraphics Books. p. 64, reproduction of cartoon from Felch Cumix 1975. ISBN 1-56097-137-1. 
  3. ^ Robert Williams. "Robert Williams, 'Underground(s)'". ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies. Retrieved 2006-12-02. 
  4. ^ Kramer, L. (1979) Faggots. New York: Grove Press.
  5. ^ Blechner, M. (2005) "Disgust, desire, and fascination: Psychoanalytic, cultural, historical, and neuroscientific perspectives". Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 6:33-45.