Autofellatio is a form of masturbation in which a person orally stimulates their own penis. The term means "self fellatio," as "auto" is a Latin prefix that means self. Although there is plenty of lore - both modern and historical - surrounding this form of self-pleasure, it's believed the practice is extremely rare as most people are physically unable to do it.
The act of autofellatio is both an aspiration and an insult. It’s considered the ultimate act of self-pleasure. However, feeling a need or desire to practice autofellatio might suggest someone doesn’t have a partner that’s willing or able to orally satisfy them. There's a link between autofellatio and autocunnilingus, a sex act where someone orally stimulates their vulva and vagina. However, autocunnilungus is believed to be even more difficult to perform than autofellatio.
The History of Autofellatio as a Sex Act
Records of autofellatio go back to ancient Egyptian texts, which suggested that Amun, the god of creation, produced children after autofellatio. In 1948, American sexologist Alfred Kinsey reported on the behavior of autofellatio in "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male." While he noted that "a considerable portion" of males attempt this, he estimated that only two or three out of every thousand could manage it. A niche porn market for stars able to perform this difficult sexual act has been active since the 1981 film "Lips" popularized it. High-profile porn star Ron Jeremy also performed auto-fellatio in several films during the 1980s.
In 2021, the Wikipedia page about autofellatio received more than 435,000 pageviews. A 2012 Buzzfeed article reported on people vying to include their own photos of autofellatio in this page. Wikimedia Commons replaced these images with artistic and historical ones.
Autofellatio and Sexual Orientation
Although it's believed that many people attempt autofellatio, the behavior was historically pathologized. The first published psychiatric case of autofellatio appeared in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 1938. Others followed in the 1940s and 1950s, during which the chief concern appeared to be whether the act was a sign of homosexuality. Many internet queries around autofellatio also center around whether an interest in this activity "makes you gay."
However, David Marky, the founder of the website SuckSolo.com, noted that “modern research has found no correlation between autofellatio and homosexuality. Today, autofellatio is most often considered a rare sexual behavior that may or may not be related to a person's sexual orientation. It is important to remember that one's sexual identity is complex and personal, and should be respected without judgment. Autofellatio, when detached from stereotypes and misconceptions, is ultimately viewed as a self-stimulatory act that varies greatly in its occurrence among individuals. The ability to engage in autofellatio is not exclusive to any particular sexual orientation.”
What is an autofellatio kink?
A persistent or intense interest in autofellatio is an autofellatio kink. People of any gender may develop this kink. They may satisfy this kink by fellating themselves or attempting autofellatio. People with an autofellatio kink may also enjoy watching their partners or porn stars fellate themselves. While autofellatio is usually one of many sexual activities that people enjoy, people with this kink may practice it exclusively.
Can you spell autofellatio??
One fun fact about autofellatio is that people tend to have trouble spelling it correctly. Some of the common mis-spellings of this term include:
Pronunciation is also a common query. If you're wondering, you can listen to how autofellatio is pronounced here.