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proper terminology for body parts

Posted by Reader on January 14, 2003 at 09:48:03:

I am amazed at the terminology parents' are using in describing the body parts of boys.

Can you imagine a young lady telling someone her "tits" are aching, or that her "cunt" itched"? Of course not!

Penis - not dick, not peepee, not weewee. It is a PENIS.

Scrotum - not nuts, not balls. It is a SCROTUM or TESTICLES

Anus - not butthole, not asshole. It is an ANUS.



Re: proper terminology for body parts

Posted by Lol on January 14, 2003 at 10:12:10:

In Reply to: proper terminology for body parts posted by Reader on January 14, 2003 at 09:48:03:

Lol Reader!

You really wouldnt want to know what my mum and dad use to refer to genitals as, when we were kids. I wont torture you all with their peculiar names for private parts. Makes me CRINGE every time I hear it. Its so damn uncouth! lol


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Re: proper terminology for body parts

Posted by Linguist on January 14, 2003 at 12:38:27:

In Reply to: proper terminology for body parts posted by Reader on January 14, 2003 at 09:48:03:

Dear Reader,

I must point out that you omitted one many of us learned right here on this BB, the infamous nutsack ;-)

LOL!

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Re: proper terminology for body parts (Archive in sex.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 15, 2003 at 09:36:01:

In Reply to: proper terminology for body parts posted by Reader on January 14, 2003 at 09:48:03:

Thanks, Reader.

It has always been a mystery to me as well. Playing with "cutsie" names helps mystify sexuality which is one of the reasons why the USA has the worst teenage sex problems in the civilized world.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: proper terminology for body parts

Posted by Vince F on January 15, 2003 at 14:36:03:

In Reply to: proper terminology for body parts posted by Reader on January 14, 2003 at 09:48:03:

I think it is OK to use cutesy names to a point or
age but using the right ones as they get older makes
sense but then parents probably aren't comfortable
with them and some may not know them all so stick
with the ones They know or are comfortable with.
Some people don't want to grow up or want their
children to.



Re: proper terminology for body parts

Posted by ~CT on January 15, 2003 at 14:56:18:

In Reply to: Re: proper terminology for body parts posted by Vince F on January 15, 2003 at 14:36:03:

I can't imagine asking my little one if he went "poo poo" in front of a doctor, nor can I imagine asking him to explain to his doc how his/her "butthole" is doing.

I think it would be embarassing!



Re: proper terminology for body parts

Posted by Miss Bliss on January 15, 2003 at 21:18:29:

In Reply to: Re: proper terminology for body parts posted by Vince F on January 15, 2003 at 14:36:03:

I find it interesting why parents have to label our genitals with "cutesy" names at all. What is the stigma about? Almost like its been ridiculed. We dont refer to any other parts of our bodies with "cutesy" names except maybe our anus. :)

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Re: proper terminology for body parts

Posted by Miss Bliss on January 15, 2003 at 21:20:06:

In Reply to: Re: proper terminology for body parts posted by ~CT on January 15, 2003 at 14:56:18:

CT

can't imagine asking my little one if he went "poo poo" in front of a doctor, nor can I imagine asking him to explain to his doc how his/her "butthole" is doing.

So if you were sitting in front of your doc with your little one, how exactly would you word it to your little one? Just need some tips for the future. :)



Re: proper terminology for body parts

Posted by ~CT on January 16, 2003 at 12:21:06:

In Reply to: Re: proper terminology for body parts posted by Miss Bliss on January 15, 2003 at 21:20:06:

Since the day both of mine could talk, they referred to their private body parts as they are named.

A bowel movement is called a "BM", and they have always referred to it as such, and to pee means to either urinate or empty the bladder.

It's funny, but both of my kids think that THEY are the ones that are using odd names, because all of their friends say "poop" and such.

I don't think I've ever heard a small one refer to a bowel movement as a BM, only mine.

:)

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