Is Cunnilingus Another Benefit To Increased Earning Power?S

Brazen Careerist's Penelope Trunk examines the correlation between women getting oral sex and how much money they make. As if you needed another reason to ask for a raise!

According to Trunk:

It is well known in the sex research arena that the more educated a woman is the more often she will receive oral sex.

God, you gotta love college, right? And once you've gotten a guy to do that well, you're not exactly inclined to give it up.

Since well-educated women tend to make more money, Trunk suggests it stands to reason that women WHO make more money receive more cunnilingus as well — in addition to the fact that high-earning women tend to live in big cities, are (supposedly) sought-after for dates and interested in men who are good in bed.

Trunk's (male) editor added this:

"Let's assume that men give oral sex only because women ask for it. That's probably 95% true. Then who asks for it? Women who consider themselves at least equally deserving of that sort of consideration -the women who are going to be better earners because they are educated enough to know that they deserve it (both the income and the oral.) So I think they are coincidental, not causal. A woman who earns more has the self-confidence (and the self-worth, boosted by external factors like earning ability, education, etc.) to ask for oral."

Actually, that's an interesting argument, with which I have one very large quibble. Most of the damn time, I don't have to ask for oral sex. In fact, I'd say that he's got the numbers completely wrong, at least in my college-educated, high-earning single experience: 95% of the time, the guy offers, requests or just heads on down there to eat me out. (Maybe it's because I have better luck picking lovers than boyfriends?)

Statistical quibbles aside, I think it's worth noting that societies that allow and even encourage women to achieve educationally and professionally are also societies in which women have (some and increasingly more) autonomy over their lives and their bodies. If you are free to pursue your own life, your own career and your own relationships, then you are also more and increasingly free to pursue sexual pleasure. So, I'd agree with Trunk's editor that while there is likely a statistical correlation between women's income level and cunnilingus rates, the correlations is probably due more to the fact that these women are increasingly less likely to take up sexual roles proscribed by traditions that specifically discourage them from outside employment and equal earning power.

That said, in the spirit of full disclosure, I did receive the most oral sex per annum the year I made the most money, but that was because I had a boyfriend at the time and he had a few things to apologize for.

High-Income Women Get More Oral Sex. Maybe. [Brazen Careerist]