What kind of acts do you count as “real” sex? A recent article on Jezebel brings up an interesting difference in the attitudes between Americans and the French when it comes to sex. As we all know, in North America oral sex is usually treated as something sexual but it is more like a stop that is on the way to full intercourse. But in France, oral sex is treated just like intercourse. In fact, in a lot of cases it is seen as being a lot more intimate and special than regular intercourse.
When you think about it, it is easy to see why that attitude is prevalent in France. Oral sex is incredibly intimate. It is an act that really focuses on giving pleasure to your partner and although it is enjoyable, there actually has to be a certain amount of trust between two partners when it is happening. It’s interesting to think that this beautiful act is often considered to be a step below intercourse. So what do you think? Should we start looking at oral sex as “real sex” or are they still on different levels?