articles on euphemisms for sex

Matthew Gordon gordonmj at MISSOURI.EDU
Wed Feb 2 17:13:41 UTC 2005

After having been introduced to the term 'frottage' through this discussion,
I was amused to hear it used on a home improvement show last night. In that
context it's apparently used to describe a technique of texturing a freshly
painted surface by rubbing paper against it - a development no doubt of OED
sense 2.

On 1/31/05 11:16 PM, "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU> wrote:

> in my experience they do.  frottage is one of what i think of as the
> Four Ways and Places for gay men: on the body, in the hand, in the
> mouth, in the ass.  very safe, and easily allows for lots of affection.
>   it's practically decorous.
> of course, other people's mileages certainly vary.
> arnold

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