69 Sex Position .January 6, 2021
Sixty-nine or 69, also known by its French name soixante-neuf (69), is a group of sex positions in which two people align themselves so that each person’s mouth is near the other’s genitals, each simultaneously performing oral sex on the other. The participants are thus mutually inverted like the numerals 6 and 9 in the number 69, hence the name. This position can involve any combination of sexes.
In these positions, the partners are said to experience sexual stimulation simultaneously, but this can also distract those who try to focus solely on pleasuring themselves. The position can also be awkward for partners who are not similar in height.
Mutual simultaneous oragenitalism is usually referred to in English under the euphemistic French numerical form, “soixante-neuf. The term “soixante-neuf” has not been traced any earlier than the Whore’s Catechisms published in the 1790s in France, usually attributed to the early leader of the French Revolution, Mlle. Théroigne de Méricourt.
“The earliest unequivocal representation of the sixty-nine appears to be that on an oil-lamp preserved in the Munich Museum (Deutsches Museum), and first reproduced in Dr. Gaston Vorberg’s … portfolio, Die Erotik der Antiken in Kleinkunst und Keramik (Munich, 1921) plate 58, showing the woman lying on top of the man. Dr. Vorberg gives this … to be of the period of the Roman Caesars … . However, another oil-lamp of the same kind, showing the sixty-nine almost identically … is more recently reproduced as a full-color plate, in Prof. Jean Marcadé‘s Eros Kalos (English-language edition, Geneva : Nagel, 1965), facing page 58, in … lamps preserved in the Heracleion Museum in Greece.
Before we expand and make your imagination go wild, let’s begin with understanding the meaning of the 69 position. “69” position refers to the carnal arrangement that lets couple indulge in simultaneous oral sex. The position is called “69” because of the way it appears when a couple match their mouths to each other’s genitals. And, while it involves a little coordination and a lot more confidence you’re your regular bedroom moves, trust us, the outcome is absolutely worth it.
Cons of 69 Position
Oral sex is not everybody’s cup of tea and thus this position won’t be too. Also, there is a high chance of one partner climaxing before the other and that can take the entire pleasure out of this sex position.
To make this position do wonders, both partners need to be compatible in terms of weight and height. Or else, this sex position will become too uncomfortable for either one of the partner to enjoy. The other thing about the position is that its nature makes it suffocating for some people who are performing it.
So, the simplest way to understand the 69 position is by looking at it as a glass of fine wine. It is an acquired taste, and some people swear by it. For others, they might like to stick to their regular glass of stout beer. But there is no harm in trying everything once. So, give it a shot and see whether you both develop a penchant for this position, or you would like to stick to the basics.