Avoiding Terms like Vulva & Clitoris Keeps Us Sexually Ignorant

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:51
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Dearest Betty D.

Hope you are well and thriving. I've been thinking about you being right about using indian terms for sex related things.

I have been getting an ear full from smart college students about appropriation, and beth took all these classes about colonization of cultures.

And in time, I have decided yes, its better to use our own terms...not other cultures.

That's what we are loving about our ecosex stuff. Creating all our own words and ideas (of course all ancient ideas recycled).

Anyways, just wanted you to know that those seeds you planted have sprouted.

Love you Betty.

Annie Sprinkle,

Dearest Annie,

I love it that you took the time to tell me this. It lets me know that some of my cranky complaints about nearly EVERYTHING ended up making sense.

You and Beth's observation about appropriation and colonization of cultures didn't occur to me, but it's right on! My complaint was about avoiding words like vulva, clitoris, penis, fucking, etc., by using Eastern Indian terms like yoni and lingum kept us sexually ignorant.

Americans need to be able to use the correct name for sex and body parts. Those sanskript terms were similar to kids referring to their Pee Pee, or Thingy or Tushy or Down There. You just gave me an even better reason to use our own American terms.

Happy O's for both of you Darlings
BAD

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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Speaking of the Clitoris,

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 03:21
Clitfab (not verified)

Speaking of the Clitoris, this week is internal Clitoris awarness week, cant let this week pass without this site knowing about this, cant belive that this has not been mentioned yet.

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