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Why is it called a "blowjob" if there's no blowing involved?

Asked by Cesar H. Pablo, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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Travis Martin

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Travis Martin, Corporate employee, MCA, Hunavatnshreppur

Answered Sep 19, 2018

Many say it is called blowjob because when the act is carried out, the cheeks of the person carring out the act looks like the person is blowing air and the only way to ease pressure is by exhaling or blowing. Some say the word originated from 'blowsies' which is a term use to refer to prostitues at a point in England.
Others also say that blowjob originated from 'below the belt job' and it was shorten to 'below job'. Overtime, it was referred to as 'blowj...Read More
 

Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Mar 20, 2018

There are many sexual acts that have nicknames and names that people have named a long time ago. Another way of saying blowjob is oral sex which implies exactly what it is. Usually, a man or woman came up with the word that people now commonly know as oral sex. Then the term spread around and now people now know it completely by that name. These sexual acts have come about throughout the years, but they were not as prevalent in earlier decades. It seems that people started conducting these...Read More
 

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