Tonight I’m facilitating a session on sex positivity for some new volunteers at work. My favourite part of the lesson involves an activity called “Penis Vulva Arm”. The group must come up with as many euphemisms/slang terms for each body part. It’s no holds-barred. Participants are encouraged to throw out any word no matter how cheesy, inappropriate or potentially offensive it might be.
We write all the words on large sheets of paper. Invariably there are dozens words for both penis and vulva, while the record for “arm” stands at four.
The purpose of the exercise is to illustrate how many words we’ve created to describe the sexual parts of our bodies and how, to some extent, the breadth of language exists as a way to avoid speaking about sex directly.
While I agree that speaking in anatomically correct terms without blushing furiously is a good thing, I must confess that I do have fun with less formal sex-talk in certain contexts. Here, for your consideration, are some of my favourite sexy slang terms:
Vulva: Cunt. The Lion.
Vagina: Vag. Inside me/her.
Testicles: Balls. (I’m trying to break my habit of saying “Balls!” to express disappointment, as I like balls/testicles quite a bit. “Pants!” is the my new “Balls!”)
Scrotum: Ball sack.
Breasts: Boobs (in casual conversation). Tits (in sexy situations)
Butt: Ass. Booty.
Vaginal lubrication: Va-Jizz
Penetrative Sex: Fuck(ing)
Spanking: Ass slap
Fellatio: Going Down. Sucking cock.
Cunnilingus: Use/using your mouth (The term “eating out” just doesn’t make sense to me.)
Anal Sex: Ass fuck(ing)
Masturbation: Wanking. Taking Care Of Business.
When it comes to sex words, do you have some preferred slang terms or do you like to straight up tell it like it is? Comments are open so don’t be shy…speak up!