Autofellatio is the act of oral stimulation of one's own penis as a form of masturbation. Most men do not possess sufficient penis length and/or flexibility to perform the necessary frontbend. However, increased flexibility achieved via gravity-assisted positions, and physical training such as gymnastics, contortion, or yoga may make it possible for some. There is a risk of developing stretch marks on the lower back due to the extreme frontbend, especially if one has not trained at this and spends a lot of time in any position without rest. American biologist Alfred Kinsey reported that fewer than 1% of men can successfully suck or lick their own penises. Autofellatio used to be treated by behavioristic science as a problem rather than as a variety in sexual practice
While fairly few pornographic movies involve autofellatio, Ron Jeremy is remembered in part for his 1970s examples on film.
One version of the infamous limerick "The Man from Nantucket" tells of a man who engages in autofellatio.
On his The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson has frequently joked (when dealing with topics touching on somebody else's physical flexibility), "If I could bend like that, I'd never leave the house," presumably alluding to autofellatio.
References in fiction
The topic has also been used as the basis for comedy. Bill Hicks elaborated an oft-quoted riff on the subject of fellatio:
A woman one night yelled out, "Yeah, you ever try it?" I said, "Yeah, almost broke my back."
He also followed this up with:
I can speak for every guy in this room here tonight. Guys, if you could blow yourselves, ladies, you'd be in this room alone right now... watching an empty stage.
In the 2006 movie My Super Ex-Girlfriend the main character, Matt, is on a subway train reading a newspaper about a superhero. He asks his best friend Vaughn if he could have any power what would he want. Vaughn replies, "To gratify myself orally."
The act also featured in an April 18, 2000 Saturday Night Live skit featuring host Tobey Maguire as a yoga instructor whose student, played by Will Ferrell, distracts the entire class by managing, after years of trying, to fellate himself.
In his semi-autobiographical novel The Hand-Reared Boy (1970), the writer Brian Aldiss describes group masturbation practices at a British boys' boarding school. One boy with an especially large penis is capable of fellating himself, a fact which the narrator, Horatio Stubbs, verifies.
Kevin Smith later developed a similar theme in his debut film Clerks, in which the main character, Dante Hicks, is goaded by his comedic foil, Randal Graves, into admitting that he once attempted the act but could not reach his penis, after Graves has related to Dante that his cousin Walter died while attempting the act—a setup that results in a later payoff at the end of the film. A coroner observing a corpse being moved into an ambulance relates a story about the strangest death she ever encountered.
Randal: "This has got to be the weirdest thing you've ever been called in on."
Coroner: "No, I once had to tag a kid who broke his neck trying to put his mouth on his penis."
Writer/director Larry David, in his 1998 film Sour Grapes, included a few mentions of the topic, with muted shots of a lead actor fellating himself occasionally throughout the movie.
The Viz comics have featured fake advertisements (also published in "Roger Mellie's Ad Break," a compilation of Viz fake adverts) about autofellatio, including slogans such as "Learn yoga and give yourself a *******."
In the 2001 movie Saving Silverman actor Jack Black talks about taking yoga to achieve the goal of being able to perform autofellatio (though in the movie only says "...oh, and the fact that I like sucking..." which at that very moment he was interrupted by his friend, who was quite shocked. Also, the friend attempts performing autofellatio, but is interrupted by a phone call.
In the spoof movie Scary Movie 2, David Cross' character is frustrated at the offer of receiving oral stimulation from another, perceiving that everyone thinks he needs constant assistance due to his being wheel chair bound. He refuses the offer and quickly opts for self-stimulation.
In the 2006 movie Shortbus, one of the main characters, James, eventually, through aid of a gravity assisted position, succeeds in fellating himself in his loungeroom.
In Chuck Palahniuk's Invisible Monsters, he alludes often to the concept of autofellatio.
On his Gag Reflex tour, Jimmy Carr has asked men in the audience to put their hands up if they have never attempted autofellatio. Very few have. Carr has also mentioned that this is his favorite part of the show.