Let’s Talk About: Pussy

 

Vagina Specifics/Mechanics
Beaver
Box
Clam
Cooch
Cunny
Cunt
Fanny
Flower
Gash
Kitty
Minge
Mound
Muff
Peach
Pudenda
Pussy
Sex
Slit
Snatch
Twat
Vag
Clitoris
Button
Nub
Camel Toe
Cervix
Clitoral Hood
Come/Cum
Cream
Dew
Quim
Squirt
G-Spot
Hymen
Labia
Labia Majora
Labia Minora
Lips
Folds
Petals
Mons Pubis/Mons
Mound of Venus
Urethral Opening
Uterus
Vulva

I’m going to be completely honest here: I love pussy. If you were to search my blog for pussy, you’d find it repeated over and over and over again. Pussy here, pussy there. Pussy comes in all shapes, sizes and descriptions – just watch From Dusk Till Dawn and hear the adjectives on offer at the Titty Twister bar. And hopefully the list above will give you some options when it comes to describing pussy in your own stories.

But, as usual, there are some do’s and don’ts:

Beware – this kitty has claws!

Pussy, kitty, flower, cooch, peach…

Unlike when we talked about cock, there are a lot of words for pussy that suggest softness and playfulness. Playful kitties, sweet peaches, beautiful flowers. Even the words for the specifics and mechanics are often soft and delicate – button, petals, cream and lips. It’s almost poetry.

But there’s a reason why we call anyone who’s done us wrong – from the phone company overcharging for calls to the gangster threatening to cut off body parts and feed them to us – a cunt. It’s harsh, it’s raw, it makes us think of hard, animal sex. If you have two characters having hate sex, cunt would be a great word, as would gash or minge or twat. Compare:

He thrust himself hard into her warm pussy, making her grunt and seethe.

He thrust himself hard into her tight cunt, making her grunt and seethe.

He thrust himself hard into her swollen gash, making her grunt and seethe.

There’s a time and a place…

I’d almost forgotten the word “cooch” until I came across it while researching the word list here. It’s a cute word that I think we used back in the late 80s and early 90s (my formative years). It makes me think of innocence and prettiness, bright colours and bubblegum pop. I’ve fallen back in love with cooch.

Cunny, on the other hand, definitely conjures a Victorian setting or even earlier. There’s almost a reluctance to name the body part, instead ending with a noncommittal “ee” sound. That said, go back to the Middle Ages here in Britain and you’d find a gazillion city streets called “Gropecunt Lane”, and yes – it meant exactly what it sounds like it meant. Attitudes weren’t always so conservative…

Fanny makes me giggle, and I bet it does for you, too, at least if you’re British. Over on this side of the pond it means the same as pussy, but it’s almost a sex-comedy word that’s only made funnier by the fact that there are still a few old ladies around called Fanny. It’s like a man being called Prick.

Which is all to say, the word you choose can make a big difference to where and when your story is set.

Medical Terms

There are some really nice medical terms for the female sex organs. Labia is one of my favourites, I just love the way it (they) slide(s) over my tongue, and I always love to get my searching fingers on clitoris. “Community Cervix” by Amber Skye is both a clever play on words and a cute reference to the anatomy.

That said, vagina itself is all promise and no action, looking good on paper but feeling dry and boring in the mouth. I’d rather see a pussy or a kitty than a vagina. The same goes for Mound of Venus in place of mons pubis, although usually I prefer the simpler “mound”.

Anything I’ve forgotten?

OK, that’s it for today, but as usual let me know if you have any more words for pussy that should be added to my list. Of course, if you have any do’s or don’ts of your own, please do share them! Or maybe you think cunt should never be used at all, or that labia is the ugliest word in the world? Let me know that in the comments too!

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