Periodically, I’ve come across lists of words people use for erogenous zones and genitalia. From what I recall, all of those had both good ideas and icky ideas.
In an effort to equip Christians with a lot of sexy ideas, I’ve compiled a list of 101 words for private areas, none of which are curse words or generally considered vulgar. Still, make sure your choices are okay with your specific mate!
Some words are scientific, some straightforward, some poetic, some funny. But the intent of this list is to inspire you to speak positively and creatively about your body and your spouse’s body.
I have a feeling this post will bring readers who don’t usually come to Hot, Holy & Humorous. If you’re one of those, you should know that I write for married couples and encourage you to check out what God says about sexual intimacy!
A woman’s breasts includes fatty tissue, areolas, and nipples. Breasts come in various sizes and shapes, including athletic, bell-shaped, east-west, and round.
Whatever they look like, though, a woman’s breasts tend to be an erogenous zone for one or both spouses. As Proverbs 5:19 says to a husband about his wife: “May her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.”
Here’s a variety of ways to refer to a wife’s breasts:
- bon bons
- chesticles / breasticles
- chi chis
- the girls
- Grand Tetons (or another mountain reference)
- lady humps
- mangoes (from Bend It Like Beckham)
- second base
- yabos (from Hocus Pocus)
Vulva refers to all the external female genitalia, including the pubic mound, labia majora, labia minora, clitoral bulb, vaginal opening, and Bartholin’s gland ducts (pea-sized openings where secretions emerge).
Song of Songs seems to prefer the word “garden” in reference to the wife’s vulva, but below are many options.
- cave of mysteries
- flower (also rose, tulip)
- honey pot
- lady bits
- (vaginal) lips
- magician’s hat (his part disappears inside)
- sweet spot
- tunnel of love / love tunnel
- velvet glove
The penis is a fascinating body part. The more one learns about it, the more one appreciates God’s creation. (See Are You a Fan of Your Husband’s Man-Part?)
Given how many labels men have come up with for this (favorite) body part they own, this probably could have been a post with 101 words for penis. But we’ll stick to the ones below.
- Excalibur (yes, like King Arthur’s legendary sword)
- fire hose
- hot dog
- love muscle
- love pistol
- Mr. Happy
- mushroom (especially for a circumcised penis)
- popsicle (see my own post on this!)
- soldier (or hey, general!)
- trouser monkey
- weenie / wiener
Having raised two sons, I’ve also heard a lot of names for testicles. (You moms of boys know what I’m talking about!) These delicate semen factories get lots of labels as well.
Here are some options for what to call hubby’s testicles:
- dangling participles
- fruit basket
- huevos (Spanish for “eggs”)
- jewels (or family jewels)
- wonkas (apparently because they’re between a willy and a chocolate factory)
Okay, that wraps it up! Be sure to check these out with your spouse! We should show respect for one another in the bedroom.
If you want, you can download a checklist. Fill out one checklist together or print two copies, fill them out separately, and then share your results.
A big thank you to the ladies in my higher drive wife group who made great suggestions, many of which are included here.