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    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    What’s your favourite euphemism for sex or masturbation? I personally like the phrase ‘bumping fuzzies’ for sex and ‘diddling your skiddle’ for masturbation. Anyone care to share their favourite silly sayings?

    #109416
    mak_trouble891
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    One I like is ‘bumping uglys’
    another one an ex of mine use to use was ‘reef and beef’ or ‘surf and turf’ when referring to either oral or sex, the girl was the reef lol

    #109417
    ElleBelle
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    I want to bring back “knocking boots” hahaha

    #109418
    Curiosity
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    I loved a slogan I saw for sexual health “use your CONDOM sense” on a badge with a picture of a smiling condom 

    #109419
    NickiPower
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    Here’s one I saw promoting safe sex: “Before inserting your flesh injection, make sure to wear latex protection” 

    #109420
    walk_on_walls
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    I remember reading a resource about how to teach kids about sex. They recommended not using euphemisms such (e.g. “willy”) but give the correct terms (e.g. “penis”).

    What are people’s thoughts on the role of euphemisms in sexual openness? As adults, they can be fun and witty, but do they actually reinforce cultural taboos around not talking about sex?

    #109421
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    @walk_on_walls I only like euphemisms to be silly among adults. I don’t think it’s good to teach children to be ashamed about having genitals or referring to them by a biological name so I’d definitely use the correct term when speaking to children. 

    #109422
    NickiPower
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    Yes @walk_on_walls I did just read an article from Canada that slang or euphemisms in sexual education actually aids to the assumption that these parts shouldn’t be spoken about and then confuses children when they are introduced to education around sexual activity later in their school life. 
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/sexual-health-education-needs-to-call-body-parts-by-their-names/article31550950/

    #109423
    walk_on_walls
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    Thanks for the thoughts @Aunt_Flo @NickiPower

    Great article too, easy to read and explains the points well. Until I’d read up on this topic, I’d never  thought twice about euphemisms for kids – it seems so normal and innocent – but can actually have negative effects.

    #109424
    Kit
    Participant

    Euphemisms…. all I can think is @EggplantEmoji 😉

    #109425
    RoseHill
    Participant

    Great article @NickiPower thanks for sharing!

    What I was taught in our unit on facilitating sex education was always teach children to use anatomical terms because it can be a safety issue… there was a case of a young girl who repeatedly tried to alert a teacher to having been sexually abused and because at home she had only been taught to use the word “pocket” for vagina, it caused a lot of confusion and took adults a long time to figure out what she was really trying to tell them  :'(

    #109426
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    @Rosehill that is certainly not an implication I have thought of before, but wow! Very necessary to use to correct terms when talking to children. 

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