Lacy Danes

Historic Sex

Sex Phrases and Words Used Before the 19th Century

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Below is a list of terms used for the various acts and sex parts that I have collected while doing research. The list is by no means complete — so if you know of something that is missing or not correct — please let me know. I’m always on the look out for new words!

Gentleman

Penis
Abraham – angle – arrow – bauble – beak – blade – cock – dart – gristle – handstaff – bald headed hermit – horn – hung like a bull – impudence – instrument – knocker – lingam – lobster – loins – machine – member – manhood – meat – Old Horny – Old Harrington – Organ – pego – peg – pen – penis – phallus – picklock – pike – pillicock – pin – pintle – pistol – pizzle – point – poll-axe – poperine pear – potato finger – prepuce (foreskin) – priapus – prick – prickle – privy member – private parts – pump handle – ramrod – ranger – raw meat – rod – roger – root – rudder – rule of three – rump splitter – sausage – scepter – shaft – spit – staff – stake – stick – stiff – stretcher (large penis) – stump – sword – tallywag – thistle – thomas – thorn – tool – torch of cupid – verge – tallywag – well hung/well built – wood – yard.

Ballocks
Apples – ballocks – bobbles – bangers – goolies – gooseberries – nick nacks – nuts – pebbles – pounders – scrotum – testicle – whirlygigs.

Erection
vigor – hard – have a horn – proud below the navel – rise – stable – stand.

Seed
seed – butter – butterd bun (laying with a woman who has just laid with another) – cream – discharge – froth – jelly – custard – gravy – honey – hot milk – juice – oil – letchwater – load – marrow – ointment – pudding – semen – stuff.

Ladies

Vagina
abraham’s bosom – affair – article – burning shame – crack – cunt – cunny -eye of her sex – fanny – furrow – gap – garden – gash – gentlemans pleasure garden – grotto – gusset – half moon – old hat – Hell (as in put his devil in her hell) – hole of content – hone – honeypot – jam pot – jewel – kettle – kitty – labia – ladder – leak – thing -it – lowlands – masterpiece – meat – modesty – motte – muff – notch – neather mouth – nick-nack – Orange (the juciness of an orange) -Orchard – Organ grinder – orifice – oven – Padlock – paradise – Parsley bed – peculiar river – pin-cushion – pipkin – pit (pit of darkness) – pitcher (pitcher to the well) – plum (plum tree) – pond – pot (honey pot – jam pot) – private parts – Pudenda – pulpit – pulse – pump – purse – Pussy – Quagmire -quaint – queen of holes – quim – quiver – regulator (regulator of men’s activity) – ring – rose – saddle – secret parts – shape – sheath – skin – sluice – spot – star – tidbit -titmouse – token – carnal trap – trinket – twat – vagina – velvet – Venus’s glove – whim – whole – wicket.

Clitoris
button – nubbin – Blissful place – That place – Place of desire.

Vaginal Fluid
jam – gravy – cream – jelly – juice – oil – sauce – letchwater.

Menstruation
Menstruation – courses – monthly.

Maidenhead or Deflowering
article of virtue – maidenhead – Pick her lock – Pluck ones cherry – Punch – La Rose (French Maidenhead) – ruin – trim.

Pubic Hair
fleece – feather – fur – fuzz – hedge – mons – moss – mottle – parsley – pubes – scut – stubble – thatch – wig.

Breasts
breast – apples – bags – bosom – bubbies – diddies – globes – heavers – muffins – orbs -strawberries (nipples) – teat – tit – turrets – udders – wares.

Acts

Coitus
the act of darkness – the act of shame – the act of sport – amorous rites – art of pleasure – basket making – bed – between the sheets – blanket hornpipe – boarded – buck – bump – bury his wick – carnal knowledge – coitus – congress – shoved it – crammed it – diddle – favor – fettle – fornicate – fuck – futter – go to bed with – grant him favor – greens or getting ones greens – grind – have it or have a bit – have ones oats – huddle – hump – intercourse – be intimate with – do a kindness – knew her intimatly – let him in – lie with – lift ones legs – make love – mate – mount – mutton – the nasty or naughty – a bit of nifty – niggle – nock – nugging – Occupy – oblige – Parley – physic – play (play at in and out) – please – Pluck – plug – poke – possess – prig – prize – pudding – pump – punch – push (do a push men) stand a push (women)) – quiff – ride – rifle – roger – rootle – roust – rib off – rut or rutting – salt – scale – screw – secret services – serve – shag – shake (shake the sheets) – shove – smoke – snatch (hasty intercorse) – spit – sport – stitch – strain – strap – stretch leather -strike – stroke – strum – stuff – sweet death – swing – swinge – tail – take – tender agony – thrum – thumb – thump – tickle – tillage – tread – trick – timble – twang – the ultimate favor – undergo – union – do a upright (standing sex) – use – vault – venture – yeild one’s favors.

Masturbation
chuff – finger fuck – flog – frig – handle – lark – masturbate – pollute – rub or rub up – self abuse – shake up – toss off.

Anal Sex
backgammon player – bugger – higher multhusianism – sodomy

Oral Sex
bagpipe (on a men) – gamahuche – larking – lick-twat – tip the velvet.

Other

Buttocks
anus – arse – backside – behind – bottom – bum – cheeks – hinder parts – hole – poop hole – poop – porthole – posteriors – rump – stern – toby.

Orgasm
die – spend – ease – little death – orgasm – petite mort – pleasure.

Contraception
Onanism (coitus interruptus) – prophylactic – armor – French letter – Lemons – sponges soaked in vinegar or herbs.