Oral Sex In Ancient Egypt

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The article titled “SEMEN INGESTION AND ORAL SEX IN ANCIENT EGYTIAN TEXTS” by Marc Orriols- Llonch explores the sexual practices in ancient Egypt, and discussed potential meanings of the Egyptian writings. The article talks about the possibility that the passages may have many different meanings, including Oral sex from a female, Oral sex from a male which is quickly dismissed due to the lack of acceptance at the time, and that ancient Egyptians gods were able to reproduce from oral ingestions . The ancient Egyptians were well aware that the presence of both parents is needed for reproduction, through the many explicit and implicit texts in ancient Egypt... In fact the most common sexual motif was copulation. Unlike copulation, other sexual …show more content…
There were many activities discussed such as, oral sex, anal, and dominant female rolls in sex. Similar to Marc’s article, the book also shows that women to actively please men. Oral sex only done by women to please men, there had been no document record of men participating in oral sexual activities to please women. Similarly anal sex was not uncommon. As women had to please the men in any way possible, therefore anal was a normal activity. On the other hand it was not common at all that women would play a dominant role in the sexual activity. There has been no recorded cases where a man had to please a woman. Due the nature of the ancient Egyptian society and the role that the gods played men were seen superior to women. Men had active roles, while women always remain passive. The men were the household masters, and women were care takers of the home. Rarely did women have responsibilities outside of the house, as time went on women began to take more active roles such as, managing house hold finances, however they remained work in the …show more content…
It is apparent after reading the article that many of the ideas and passages discussed are not meant to be taken latterly, rather they are metaphorical. The author describes the creation method as a god masturbating in his own hand then eating the semen and then spitting out two other gods. It is simple to understand the creation method in literary terms, however arguably it is not supposed to be literal. Consequently the hand is symbolizes the women, and the mouth is the womb, such interpretation is more in line with the traditional understanding. This article is formatted in a comprehensive way, where the author takes the topic and shows all sides of the discussion and then provides his opinion. The aim of the article is professionals and graduate students because it offers an abundant amount of available resources on the topic and scholarly

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