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Exploring our Sexual Vocabulary: Today’s Word Starts with ‘C’

Exploring our Sexual Vocabulary: Today’s Word Starts with ‘C’
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The words we use to describe the things we do in bed can say a lot about us, and the society we live in. When we talk sex we usually are talking about something “dirty” or “nasty” or if it drips with raw animal desire, it might even be “filthy.” Why is that?

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The word cunt predates the word cunnilingus by a good many centuries. Cunnilingus is a word invented in the late 19th century (a combination of the Latin words for vulva and lick). I've actually read a contemporary account from Shakespeare's time which noted an actor using the word cunt onstage, accidentally, much to the hilarity of the audience. So yes, it's a very old, very English word.

It probably does come from from the same root though: the Latin word for vulva was cunnus.

I have no idea why it still carries such a negative connotation though. Personally I think it's a lovely, robust, old English word. So much less prissy than your pudenda or your pussy.

08/13/2012
Bri9  

The first time I ever heard of the word cunt I was 20. Honestly, words only have meaning when you put meaning to it. Being called a bitch used to be a bad thing but now, it’s almost a sense of endearment between two girlfriends. Yeah, the word cunt does strong, a lot stronger than the word pussy, but I think that when you are in the sexual throws of passionate mind-blowing sex then I can see that word being tossed around a few times.

08/15/2012
geliebt  

I quite love the word. I think it's a shame to shove it away into a corner without really addressing, and I love to use it in every way I can. I think it's sexy, it can be cute, and if used right it can be quite insulting. It all depends on how it's used... but mostly, I find "Cunt" to be sexy, and I wish it wasn't such a polarizing word! I'd like to be able to feel more comfortable using it at times.

08/16/2012

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