Oral sex is standard practice in sexual encounters among young people today, but how much do people really love giving versus getting head, does this differ between hookups and romantic encounters, and does it differ between men and women? Thus far, we’ve had a lot of stereotypes but very little research to answer these questions.

New research conducted on Canadian college students has brought some interesting results to light. People have different experiences giving and receiving oral sex depending on the status of their relationships–casual, dating, or cohabitating. And, as you may guess, men and women have different experiences both giving and receiving oral sex, but you might be surprised to learn that while women give head more frequently, men in the study enjoy giving more than women do.

Ready for another surprise or two? Read Dr. Zhana Vrangalova’s take on the study results in her latest Strictly Casual post for Psychology Today. And tell us what you think! Is it more fun for you to give or receive head in a casual relationship versus a committed one? Do you think you enjoy giving or receiving more than the rest of your gender? Has your attitude about oral sex changed over the years? Share your comments about the study below and on Twitter and Facebook.

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