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The S-word, male vs. female authors

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Post by rebecca » Tue February 28th, 2012, 1:26 am

[quote=""wendy""]Strangest part of an otherwise interesting book - 1000 WHITE WOMEN (written by a man) has a very odd belief that the female orgasm starts in the stomach. Hmmm. Would any other ladies care to comment?![/quote]

In Australia, we call it wind :D :DLOL.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 29th, 2012, 3:01 am

[quote=""wendy""]Strangest part of an otherwise interesting book - 1000 WHITE WOMEN (written by a man) has a very odd belief that the female orgasm starts in the stomach. Hmmm. Would any other ladies care to comment?![/quote]

Would that be the butterflies in said stomach?

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Post by DianeL » Tue March 13th, 2012, 10:44 pm

Was the name of this thread changed because the word sex is supposed to be dirty ... ?
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed March 14th, 2012, 2:05 am

[quote=""DianeL""]Was the name of this thread changed because the word sex is supposed to be dirty ... ?[/quote]

We're not prudes, but someone pointed out that the title could be a little awkward if someone was looking over one's shoulder at work.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed March 14th, 2012, 4:02 am

I entirely forgot what this thread was named, so when I saw it pop up today I thought the s-word was sh*t!

Which reminds me of a story-- my friend's son, age six, came home from a birthday party and announced, "Mom, I know what the s-word is. Kenny said it at the party."
My friend did not want her son repeating foul language, but she was very surprised that Kenny would have known, let alone used it, at that venue. So she said, "Honey, why don't you tell me what Kenny said."
Little David put his hand up to her ear and whispered, "Stupid."
She had to work very hard not to laugh!

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed March 14th, 2012, 11:44 pm

That's cute. Reminds me of a friend who said he was going to tell his kids the "f word" is fibromyalgia.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Thu March 15th, 2012, 2:33 am

You all are cracking me up. I used to teach 3rd grade and one day two girls asked to speak to me privately. They said someone called another girl the worst thing ever. Blushing like little tomatoes, they FINALLY told me this terrible, earth-shattering swear word. Heifer. Ha! I gave them a hug and almost burst trying not to laugh at the sweeties.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu March 15th, 2012, 4:23 am

Funny, Alisha! One wonders what they thought 'heifer' meant. The mind boggles...

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Thu March 15th, 2012, 1:23 pm

I did, of course, inform them that if they ever heard anyone call me 'heifer' there would be h-e-double hockey sticks to pay!

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Post by fljustice » Thu March 15th, 2012, 4:19 pm

Reminds me of when my (then) 6-year old daughter tried to flip me the bird using her index finger. I burst out laughing and she almost burst into tears. I corrected her technique, taught her several cultural variations, and warned her she should never use any of them with an adult. I don't think she's used it since (at least not with me!)
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