Fascinating article by Christopher Hitchens in the current issue of Vanity Fair (gasp!) about the history of the Blowjob. Including the term's supposed Victorian origin in the phrase "the below job." With wide-ranging references to Pompeii frescoes, the Kamasutra, Auden's poem "The Platonic Blow," Lolita, Erica Jong, The Godfather, The World According to Garp, "Mickey Mouth" in Vietnam, the seminal 60's movie "Deep Throat," and the Clinton White House, it's a big gulp (hehehehe). "At some point, though, there must have been a crossover in which a largely forbidden act of slightly gay character was imported into the heterosexual mainstream."
Hitchen's friend, David Aaronovitch recounts "his embarrassment at being in the same room as his young daughter when the TV blared the news that the president of the United States had received oral sex in the Oval Office vestibule." And then how "the little girl asked him, 'Daddy, what's a vestibule?'"