Circle jerk (sexual practice)


Circle jerk (sexual practice)

A circle jerk is a sexual practice in which a group of men or boys form a circle and masturbate themselves or each other.[1] In the metaphorical sense, the term is used to refer to a "boring or time-wasting meeting or other event".[1]

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Description

Circle jerks are typically an experience of adolescents in early puberty and often feature a competitive element, with the "winner" being the participant able to ejaculate first.[1][2] They can serve as an introduction to sexual relations with other males, and are a sexual outlet at an age when regular sexual intercourse with a girl is not possible.[1] Where the heterosexual frame is adhered to, each male masturbates only himself, and touching another participant's genitals is forbidden.[2]

Motivation

While circle jerks feature a homoerotic element, some analysts interpret adolescent boys' group activities such as circle jerks as an effort to establish heterosexual, masculine dominance within the group.[1][2][3] What actually motivates participation is to have friends witness and acknowledge one's sexual prowess, helping to counter teenage feelings of inadequacy related to sex.[3]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e Peter Francis Murphy (12 February 2001). Studs, tools, and the family jewels: metaphors men live by. University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 66–67. ISBN 9780299171308. http://books.google.com/books?id=bMwDCHI3QbMC&pg=PA66. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Jay Mechling (1 May 2004). On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth. University of Chicago Press. p. 292. ISBN 9780226517056. http://books.google.com/books?id=u8aSN5GSxZIC&pg=PA292. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Bernard Lefkowitz (11 July 1997). Our guys: the Glen Ridge rape and the secret life of the perfect suburb. University of California Press. pp. 243–244. ISBN 9780520205963. http://books.google.com/books?id=-QjG5QpOKcoC&pg=PA243. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 

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