I'm very sorry to even address this topic, but oral sex does not need to be toothless to be "pain free" or pleasurable. For heaven's sake.
And thank you David for our messages about tooth decay crossing.

>>> David Boyd <[log in to unmask]>10/30/13 11:36 AM >>>
It's possible, CR, but don't forget in that era in England tooth decay was rampant and dentists were costly to have constantly to  treat it, so it was very much the norm amongst the working classes to have done with it all and have a dentist extract all of one's teeth and replace them with full sets of dentures. In fact, it was a very common 21st birthday present from parents at one time, paying for such drastic treatment: as far as I know, it never had any associations with oral sex !
It reminds me of my rather droll pal's favourite remark when encountering particularly 'robust' ladies - he'd remark that 'the softest thing about her was her teeth' - and *he* wasn't usually talking about their prowess at pain-free oral sex (or at least to the best of my knowledge and belief.....)

On 30 October 2013 15:00, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Incidentally, the lines from 'Hysteria':

  As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her
     laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were
     only accidental stars with //a talent for squad-drill//. I
     was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each momentary
     recovery, lost finally in the dark caverns of her
     throat, bruised by the ripple of unseen muscles.


On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:54 AM, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
In 'Hysteria' Eliot wrote of the woman's teeth as "accidental stars".

And in the Lil section of A Game Of Chess: 

Now Albertís coming back, make yourself a bit smart.  
Heíll want to know what you done with that money he gave you  
To get yourself some teeth. He did, I was there.  
//You have them all out, Lil, and get a nice set,// 
He said, I swear, I canít bear to look at you.  
And no more canít I, I said, and think of poor Albert, 
Heís been in the army four years, he wants a good time,  
And if you donít give it him, thereís others will, I said.  
Oh is there, she said. Something oí that, I said. 
Then Iíll know who to thank, she said, and give me a straight look. 

I wonder if any critic has pointed to the practice (then?) among (certain?) young women of having their teeth "all out" in order to provide more sucking/kissing/oral sex (?) pleasure to their partners? Or taken note of this aspect of social life? As does Eliot, perhaps? 

And, was Eliot alluding to the "accidental stars" of his first wife, Vivien, in 'Hysteria"?