[Ads-l] Another gender-distinction falls by the wayside?

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Sun Oct 1 15:42:35 EDT 2017


Indeed. I learned it as mons pubis independent of sex (or indeed
species, as other animals have it) (and there's no anatomical reason to
give it a different name). Peeking into the dictionary, I see "in women
also called mons veneris".


On 9/30/17 6:05 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
> Yes, but I don't think *mons pubis* was excluded.
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> On Sep 27, 2017 11:28 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On tonight’s Broad City on Comedy Central, one of the “broads” speaks of
> her “mons _pubis_.” Didn’t it used to be “mons _veneris_” for women, IIRC?.
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