articles on euphemisms for sex

Susan Tamasi stamasi at LINGUO.NET
Mon Jan 31 22:03:44 UTC 2005

I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good articles to be used in a
discussion of euphemism or slang and sex/gender/sexuality. The specific
focus is open, but I'll mostly be discussing how terms for sex and sexuality
reflect a different view of men and women, such as playa vs. slut, or having
dozens of terms for male masturbation vs. about three for women, or why
slang terms for female genitalia are so much "dirtier" than for male

Also, can anyone give me a definition of "frottist"?


Susan Tamasi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Program in Linguistics
Emory University

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