Experts seem to share a consensus that part of the appeal of a facial is the humiliation. Are men being hoodwinked into thinking that women really get pleasure from these things? That kind of sentiment does women a disservice. The rise of popularity in facials is often attributed to porn. The fact that the adult film industry has managed to tap into our sexuality and mold it around what is safest and fits best with production values is both terrifying and enormously impressive.
But then, any change in human sexual behaviour that came around the same time as the internet is automatically attributed to porn.
It’s time to talk about facials – the kind that involve semen
Dr Ruth Westheimer describes facials as humiliating in Sex for Dummies, and urges people not to consider them a normal part of intercourse. You missed my eye! Plus-size model Felicity Hayward encourages women to talk more openly about good sex. Broadly speaking, the moment when fellatio became a central feature of sex was the film Deep Throat, a film which features a woman who had a clitoris in the back of her throat, therefore derives sexual pleasure from giving oral sex. Of course there are women who will be aroused by it, who will find it a raw and arousing experience.