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Oragenitalism is a book by the American folklorist Gershon Legman, published by the Julian Press in 1969. The book describes various types of oral sex. The book is intended as "instruction manual, conduct guide, and household advice book".[1] The author claimed that it was the earliest book of its kind on the subject, and for a long time the only one.[2] Its contents are divided into four sections: "Cunnilinctus" written under the pen-name Roger-Maxe de la Glannege (an anagram of his real name) and published by Jacob Brussel of New York in 1940;[3][4] the three remaining sections "Fellatio", "Irrumation", and "Sixty-Nine" were not published until 1969.[2]

Author Gershon Legman
Country United States
Language English
Subject Oral sex
Publication date
Media type Print


  1. ^ Kick 2006, p. 66a
  2. ^ a b Brottman (2004) p.31
  3. ^ Martha Cornog; Timothy Perper (August 1999). "Make love, not war: The legacy of Gershon Legman, 1917-1999". Journal of Sex Research. 36 (3): 316–317. doi:10.1080/00224499909552002. 
  4. ^ Slade (2001) p.802