I thought Republicans were supposed to be the prudish ones! Ronald, in matters of history you an ultra-liberal. Only in today's politics are you a conservative.
The Romans were notoriously crass. Don't know if that particular metaphor was in use back then, but it wouldn't have been out of character. However, I don't think it would have been considered manly for a Roman man to perform oral sex on a woman. Not that I'm an expert on these things. But perhaps Titus thought it would be o.k. in a month that contained an "R".
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