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[cross-posted to hp_britglish]

So, I have this book called The Latin Sexual Vocabulary. It's bright orange with the title in huge black letters, possibly to discourage me from reading it in restaurants. What I wish I had is a book called The UK Sexual Vocabulary. I find I'm forever writing HP porn in a more formal style than I might otherwise do because I don't know which terms I can use and which I can't. And I have a hankering to write some very dirty sex.

I assume that some terms are the same, but I don't want to assume I know which ones. So here are some of the ones I've been wondering about:

What can I use for masturbation, besides "wanking"? How about jacking off, jerking off, whacking off? Any of those OK?

Words for semen: can I say "jizz" or "spunk"? Anything analogous?

What about "facial"? (A blowjob where you pull out and come on your partner's face.)

Snowballing? (Your (male) partner comes in your mouth and you pass the semen into his mouth.)

Felching? (sucking semen out of the vagina or anus)

Rimming? (licking the anus)

Fisting? (insertion of a fist into the anus or vagina)

Anal sex?

And I haven't even got started on body parts, both male and female, so words for those would be great too.


All contributions appreciated. :)

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You know I've been wondering this as well.

Except, I never considered fisting, rimming, felching, snowballing, or facials. I don't know if that says more about me or you.

Half the time, I just assume that Aussie slang is often the same as British slang.

Also, I want to find more British insults and swear words. There's only so many times I can use the words 'sod' and 'git' without sounding ridiculous.

Um, I would have posted a proper comment, but since I agree with wickedcherub (hi, by the way! ^_^), I'll just put myself here and attach myself to her comments re: wondering, not considering, Aussie slang, sod and git. :]

There's only so many times I can use the words 'sod' and 'git'

On the same level of insult: Bastard, arsehole, wanker, tosser, poof and cunt.

I know that 'cunt' is considered a big deal, but it is routinely used by working class English kids, perhaps particularly in London, where I am.

I find it amusing how the language has modified itself over the years. I heard one nine year old yelling at another outside my window "Give it back you Gay Cunt". Heh.

Except, I never considered fisting, rimming, felching, snowballing, or facials. I don't know if that says more about me or you.

Hee! Probably me.

*delurks* One thing I've wondered is whether some HP characters would have entirely different slang? Many of them seem to be almost, if not entirely isolated from the Muggle world, so would they know standard UK slang, or would there be separate wizard slang? That could be interesting to play with...

Interesting, yes! We could try to make up one new piece of wizard sexual slang per story. Hmm... *g*

Cool -- the first one, especially, looks exellent. Thanks!

http://www.chris-d.net/polari/

is a British Gay Slang dictionary that would be useful in writing Maurader's Era fics as the slang has mostly died out at this point was quite heavily used in the 60's and 70's.

There's a book called "The Big Book of Filth: 6500 Sex Slang Words and Phrases" ed. Jonathon Green, which has, well, 6500 different words, including where they were coined and used and when. I'm pretty sure it's available in North America.

Otherwise, these are some terms I've heard:
Masturbation - Mostly wanking, but also "having a J. Arthur" (J Arthur Rank = wank) or "tossing off". Hence the insult tosser. Also many complicated metaphorical phrases about violent acts involving monkeys, snakes, donkeys or one-handed relief etc.

Jacking off, Jerking off and whacking off I very seldom heard outside US films.

Words for semen: can I say "jizz" or "spunk"? Anything analogous?
I did once hear it referred to as "bollock yoghurt" *g* However, the above are more usual.

All the rest are pretty much as in North America, I'd guess.

There's a book called "The Big Book of Filth: 6500 Sex Slang Words and Phrases" ed. Jonathon Green, which has, well, 6500 different words, including where they were coined and used and when.

*adds to list* Always good to have, er, reference books. *g*

I did once hear it referred to as "bollock yoghurt"

Oh dear god.

Words for semen: can I say "jizz" or "spunk"? Anything analogous

'Cum' seems pretty widespread.

'Rimming' I've heard

'Felch' became more widely known because of a British Day Time TV presenter with a similiar sounding name, although it possible that people repeated the rude sounding word without knowing exactly what it meant.

I first came across the term in Simon Callow's autobiography, where it turns up in some stories he hears as an adolescent about things 'american gay men do'

'Fisting' - definite british usage.

On a side note, an older gay man once told me that oral sex only became a common british pastime after we discovered indoor plumbing, about the same time as we discovered the Beatles...





On a side note, an older gay man once told me that oral sex only became a common british pastime after we discovered indoor plumbing, about the same time as we discovered the Beatles...

Yeah, that's a whole nother kettle of fish! I wonder if the Wizarding World kept up in this regard. (Well, judging by fanfic, they sure did. *g*)

I've got to assume that, in Britain, rimming is rimming. *g*

BTW, fisting refers to insertion of a hand -- not necessarily a fist (which I'm not sure you can do, since you have to go slowly and start with tapered bits [fingers] first).

Anal sex: rogering, buggering.

I like to pretend felching doesn't exist in *any* country. (:

Hee! Not actually planning to write any felching, because, ew, but it's best to be prepared for any eventuality. *g*

You can say "wanking". Not "jacking off" - that would definitely make me pull up. The other two... I don't want to blanket say 'no', but not usual, really. Also "tossing off" (hence 'tosser'). And many, many creative uses of fruits and vegetables.

Jizz, no. Spunk, not really. Cum is about all we have.

Not heard the word "facial" before, but that doesn't mean a no.

Felching, rimming, fisting, yep.

Anal sex - not, as some people might tell you, usually "rogering" - that's a bit of an old-fashioned phrase, and would really be used more camply than anything else. Buggering, fucking, sodomising.

I think "tossing off" is going to be my new favourite term. Especially since I can't have "jizz". *g*

Rather nice, isn't it?

No to jizz, but I would say yes to spunk. That was the routine term for it when I was young. Come came later.

Wanking, tossing off. All other terms are foreign or arch.

Felching, rimming and fisting are fine. Sodomy is the legal term, but not one used much outside the courts, or fanfic. We don't have terms for 'facial' or 'snowballing' outside the porn arena.

body parts, both male and female

Tits is the most common. Knockers and jugs are vulgar.

Cunt, fanny, twat, minge (vulgar), most common.

Arse and bum - That's your lot really.

Cock, dick, prick, knob are the most used.

Of course rules change in the reaches, and I am London born and bred. Things may be quite different elsewhere, but JKR does tend to use very few regional terms.

In addition, two of my favourite terms. For fucking: 'Knob-out', and to tell someone that something is piffle: "What a load of cock-snot"!

Unfortunately the boys aren't here tonight. They are usually very good at this kind of thing, plus, the male perspective. I'll ask them when I see them, and add if they come up with anything else.

"No to jizz, yes to spunk." I just like saying that.

What a load of cock-snot!

I think I need an icon that says that. *g* You are a fountain of knowledge! Thank you. :)

Re: "No to jizz, yes to spunk." I just like saying that.

Rik has just wandered in.

He argues that "knockers is just as amiable a term as tits". Probably true, and I withdraw the assertion of vulgarity (Mostly).

He adds that his girlfriend calls spunk 'boys fish'. Neither of us has heard this term before, but we quite like it.

The female equivalent, btw, is often referred to as 'fanny batter', in quite a friendly way.

I'm also reminded that a common term for oral sex on a girl is called 'plating'. Plate-ing

Nic is still at work, so I can't offer the late adolescent greek male perspective - probably for the best... *g*


Swear words then and now

If you are going to be writing Marauder's era fics, then bear in mind that acceptable swear words then were a bit tamer than what is used now. I went to school here in the UK in th 1970's and we considered 'fuck' and 'cunt' to be really bad words - you would only use them if you intended to shock someone. Nowadays they are far more commonplace.
Mostly we would have said bloody, or bugger, or damn. We were also far less politically correct and thought nothing of using racially provocative words of the kind which nowadays will get you the same shocked reaction that 'fuck' would have got back then.
As for sex, we used to use the term 'having it off'. 'Shagging' was considered a bit 60's and old fashioned back then.
That's about all I can think of for now.

Re: Swear words then and now

Cool! That's really useful!

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