January 15, 2005

Can We Get Over

. . . this unfortunate habit of referring to the male genitals as "junk"? It's only slightly less offensive than the British "naughty bits."

On the other hand, at least there are terms for the male genitalia that encompass the entire area. Most term that refer to female genitals only refer to the canal . . . you know: the useful part.

Of course, sexual slang is generally really inadequate to describe the human equipment and experience. We should, really, be able to do better.

That said, I'm glad to finally know the origin of the term "going commando." Carry on.

Posted by Attila at January 15, 2005 10:55 PM
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"Most term that refer to female genitals only refer to the canal . . . you know: the useful part."

There's other parts?

Posted by: Don at January 16, 2005 12:50 AM


It is easy to criticize, but do you have any suggestions?

Posted by: Pile On® at January 16, 2005 07:07 AM


I'm still waiting for my ice cream.

Posted by: William Teach at January 16, 2005 08:03 AM


Wiliam, I'll mail your ice cream to you. Or maybe send it UPS. There's a slight chance it'll melt, of course.

A friend of mine used to refer to female masturbation as "pounding the petunia." I liked that. (This is the same person who decided that the equivalent of "cocksucking" had to be "cunt-slurping.")

There is the male habit of naming their dicks, so as to establish that, at times, "they seem to have minds of their own." Sometimes it's a different name, and sometimes it's "Little [guy's name]."

Actually, I'll bet there is some slang out there that isn't offensive. I should look into it.

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 16, 2005 10:57 AM


Thanks. Chocolate.

Now, there was some language you don't see everyday. LOL

Posted by: William Teach at January 16, 2005 02:26 PM


But Tilly — may I call you Tilly? — "junk" rhymes so conveniently with "trunk." Rhyming is an important part of playground slang.

If I can't have junk in my trunk, am I still allowed to have a rocket in my pocket?

Posted by: Jeff Harrell at January 16, 2005 11:40 PM


Tilly's fine, as is LMA, Attila Girl, and Joy.

But isn't the "trunk" a different part of the body? If schoolkids have THAT kind of junk in their trunks, we do have one heck of a disciplinary problem.

If I were younger, I'd totally encourage the rocket in your pocket. In a sense I still do, though I can't really help you, um, "launch" it.

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 17, 2005 01:02 AM


Junk is not a term that I used frequently, but the other word that came to mind when writing that post was 'hog'. As in "strapping 20 grit sandpaper to your hog". I thought better of that terminology so I went with junk.

Posted by: Froggy at January 17, 2005 02:15 PM


I certainly got the sandpaper issue, and I certainly wasn't criticizing. It just got me thinking, is all . . .

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 17, 2005 07:05 PM




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