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cyclonefence

(4,471 posts)
7. Oh, "panties" are on my list, too
Fri Dec 8, 2023, 03:05 PM
Dec 8

I call them "underpants" for both male and female varieties.

While I agree with you in general about censorship, I can't help feeling proprietary about words for female genitalia. It bothers me, in fact, that there's apparently no word--none that I know, anyway--for the female genital gestalt. I recognize parts--vulva, labia, vagina (inside only, please, boys--my vagina is *inside*), but when I talk about my crotch (as I so often do), I don't know a word that encompasses all my female parts.

Mr. Rogers used to sing that "boys are fancy on the outside, girls are fancy on the inside," but I think girls have a lot more parts to name on the outside than "penis" and "scrotum."

I learned to swear, where I learned to do so much else, in college.

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