The Top Seven BJs That Ruined Everything
3. French President Felix Faure
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Some men want to die in the arms of their lover. Sadly, French President Felix Faure didn’t do that. He died in the mouth of his mistress, 30-year-old Émile Loubet. The official cause of Faure’s death was a stroke that occurred while engaged in sexual activity. At the time it was widely reported that he died while receiving oral sex. The French press had a field day with his death, pulling out some fabulous French puns. One such headline read, "Il voulait être César, il ne fut que Pompée" which could mean “he wished to be Caesar, but ended up as Pompey" or "he wished to be Caesar and ended up being pumped." The verb “pomper” in French is also slang for oral sex.
The 58-year-old Gallic leader died suddenly in 1899 four years into his presidency. This was a critical time in French politics as the country was divided over the Dreyfus affair, a political scandal that involved the wrongful imprisonment of a Jewish artillery officer who was accused of selling military secrets to the Germans. His mistress later gained more fame after she was charged with, and later acquitted of, murdering her husband and stepmother.
2. President Bill Clinton
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Bill Clinton achieved many things during his time in office, but he’ll perhaps be remembered best as the President who got head and nearly lost his job. Technically, it wasn’t the blowjob he received from a 22-year-old intern named Monica Lewinsky that got him in trouble. It was lying about it. His undoing came when he denied the affair, famously saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” When a certain blue dress turned up, Clinton had to backtrack. He tried a "lawyerly" way out of the lie, arguing that receiving oral sex did not constitute “sexual relations.” Impeachment proceedings were later launched and Clinton survived after a 21-day Senate trial.
Clinton’s blowjob was all anyone could talk about in 1998 and early 1999. It paralyzed politics and greatly diminished Clinton’s ability to get things done during his last two years in office. It also had an effect on the 2000 Presidential election. If the scandal never happened Clinton would have campaigned with Al Gore and the results of that Presidential election would probably have been very different.
1. Genarlow Wilson
The story of Genarlow Wilson is heartbreaking and as sad as any Shakespearean tragedy. In 2005, the talented high schooler’s world came crashing down after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole for having consensual oral sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend. The incident occurred at a 2003 New Year’s Eve party when the then 17-year-old was an honor student, homecoming king, and a star football player with an overflowing mailbox full or recruitment letters.
Wilson’s ridiculous jail sentence was the result of Georgia’s arcane laws in relation to oral sex. (Up until 1998, oral sex, even between husband and wife, was punishable with up to 20 years in prison). At the time of the incident Georgia’s so called “Romeo and Juliet” provision only covered underage consensual vaginal sex. Had he had sexual intercourse with the girl, he would have been charged with a misdemeanor and the worst prison sentence he could have received would have been 12 months behind bars. Instead, he was charged with, and subsequently convicted of, aggravated child molestation and forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Wilson’s imprisonment caused nationwide outcry, charges of racism, and even resulted in ex-President Jimmy Carter stepping in on his behalf. It caused Georgia’s laws to change, but they were not retroactively applied to Wilson, who was languishing behind bars. After several unsuccessful attempts to take the case to the Supreme Court of Georgia, Wilson was finally released from prison in 2007 after spending almost three years in jail. All because of a BJ.