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I'd edit and fix some of the things in this article, but there are just too many. A better writer than i should attempt a rewrite. BTW, the spelling is 'cunnilingus' and i don't believe it actually means all that.

What a mess. TheCoffee 18:16, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Speedy deletion[edit]

Please note here your reasoning behind not deleting rather than just removing the tag. §τοĿĿ€ŖγŤč 12:16, 29 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'm afraid the article should never have been tagged for speedy deletion, and whoever removed the tag did the right thing. There's nothing under WP:CSD that this falls under. AFD, yes, CSD, no. Proto||type 15:54, 30 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Exactly. It was tagged as nonsense, and while it is to me clearly not encyclopedic...it wasn't nonsense. Thats what I wrote in the edit summary I believe. In some cases I would have tossed it into AfD myself, but I didn't have a super strong objection to it so I figured I would let you (Stollery) put it up and you could probably make a more cohesive argument as to why it needed to be tossed. Does that help? --Syrthiss 15:58, 30 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Of course. Thanks for the clarification. ĢĿ€Ñ §τοĿĿ€ŖγŤč 17:50, 30 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]


I've almost entirely rewritten the article. It still needs a lot of work, but it should be a start, anyway. In particular, the "Licking in animals" section should be expanded, and probably split into multiple sections. Ideally, each of the current paragraphs should be a whole separate section. Also, there ought to be a section explaining in detail the mechanics of licking, including the muscles involved in each stage.

The article also needs sourcing and fact checking. This is not a topic for which one can easily find online references — most of my search attempts just turn up porn — so the current content is mostly off the top of my head. There must be an enormous amount of written material that could be cited, but it's probably scattered; I don't think anyone has written a book on licking, though I'd be glad to be proven wrong. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 22:13, 4 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

  • I think it's a perfectly valid encyclopedia topic myself, and is much more than a dicdef. It has significant importance in both human and animal behaviour.--h i s s p a c e r e s e a r c h 13:24, 23 February 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Licking fur for cooling?[edit]

It is not clear to me that an animal licking its fur results in much cooling relative to panting. Fur is a good insulator and licking results only in the top part of the fur becoming wetted. Also, the amount of saliva transferred and evaporating is not that much. I am sure that there are some good estimates available for such a simple biological heat-transfer problem. Please research this point and, if needed, re-write those assertions. My immediate impression is that letting the tongue hang and out panting are the primary "internal" control mechanism (external being going into shade or getting into water if it is avaiable). -- Osolomio 05:39, 8 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Here's s few links gotten by Googling for cats lick cool: [1], [2], [3], [4]. The last one is where I originally found this fact when rewriting the article, but the others seem more comprehensive. Incidentally, cats don't normally pant. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 11:03, 8 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

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