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Rant: Oh the Shame!




Oh The Shame!

There are few things that annoy more than reading either a sex toy review or adult themed blog and encountering certain words. While I understand the writers desire to not alienate readers at the very least they could stick to proper terms for anatomy then. For me it comes across as highly immature when reading a review of a vibrator or cock ring. Hell I have even encountered a few writers who employ the use of cutesie terms and/or euphemisms for sex acts. If as a sex writer/sex toy reviewer you find yourself shying away from using even proper words such as vagina, penis, testicles, clitoris and nipples then you should really take a step back and rethink the whole writing thing.


Reviews and articles are meant to convey some form of information in regards to the proper use and or experience of the writer. It is meant to help the reader either make a choice to purchase or not or to educate them on sexual health and well being. It is not meant to resemble a poorly written “erotic” novel meant for bored woman, or a lecture from an elderly aunt. So please, at the very least try to come across as an educated and mature adult as you write.

A list of some of the offending terms I have encountered. This list is in no order of importance.

  1. lady/male bits
  2. tender bits
  3. nub
  4. sensitive button
  5. his parts
  6. back hole (instead of actually saying anus)
  7. vajayjay
  8. Your you know what (yes I actually saw that in a review once ~growls~)
  9. lovehole
  10. hole
  11. nether region
  12. down below
  13. member
  14. dangly bits
  15. privates
  16. doing the deed
  17. sweaty time
  18. little swimmers (used in a post in regards to oral sex)
  19. white stuff (used in a review of a male masturbation sleeve)
  20. hoohaw


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