Sexual Etymology

by Jason Stotts

Last year I started a weekly segment called “Sexual Etymology.”  In it, I went through words related to sex and took a look at their etymological origins to see if these origins could inform our current understanding of these words and their use. Unfortunately, in the move from Blogspot, I forgot about the segment and let it lapse. I am happy to announce, though, that I am rectifying this and reintroducing this segment.  To hold you over until the new editions come, I’ve reposted all of the originals.  Enjoy!

Masturbation

Penis and Vagina

Fellatio and Cunnilingus

Hymen and Orgasm

Ejaculate and Cum

Sadism, Masochism, and Candaulism

Weibliche Scham

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