Here’s a little verbal stimulation to kick off the week. Etymology is sexy, yo!

Anus: from the Latin anus, meaning “ring”.

Clitoris: from the Greek kleitoris, related to kleiein, meaning “to close”.

Penis: from the Latin penis, meaning “tail”.

Perineum: from the Greek perineon, meaning “empty stems”

Orgasm: from the Greek orgasmos, meaning “to be excited”, “to swell”.

Sex: thought to be from the Latin sexus, meaning “to divide”.

Testicles: from the Latin testis, meaning witness. Possible connection to the Greek parastates, meaning “two glands that stand together”.

Vulva: from the Latin volva, meaning “womb” or “female genitals”.