Getting Ahead, Getting Head.

Penelope Trunk tries to figure out why it is that educated women get more head. Her editor said the link is “coincidental, not causal,” as women who are more educated are also more self-confident and thus more likely to ask.

Megan has some ideas.

…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.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • I almost said “Megan ftw!” but why should oral sex be an apology? And Trunk’s editor claims 95% of men have to be asked to give. I say, since when?!

  • ladyfresshh

    say word…

  • quadmoniker

    Maybe it’s just that the educated men they date like to give it :)

  • Grump

    I *WISH* cunnilingus was a good way to make up for mistakes…

  • robynj

    Shani-o: Right? I’m thinking maybe Megan needs to date different men. Or something.