Five Sex Terms You Must Know About
Especially with the rise of social media, new terms are coined all the time, including in the arena of sexuality. For instance, while the word “cuck” has become an insult hurled by the right-wing trolls, it’s related to cuckolding, which can (and should) be a hot and consensual sexual activity that all involved parties enjoy. If you weren’t quite sure of what that particular word’s definition is — or you’re unclear on terms like felching, docking, or queening, for that matter — I’ve written a near-comprehensive guide.
You may have seen this word circulating around the Internet already, but you haven’t got the chance to find out what it means. And we can assure you that ‘creampie’ doesn’t have anything to do with pie at all! It is basically a coined term used to refer to internal ejaculation.
Pegging refers to when a woman penetrates a man anally with a strap-on dildo. There’s a now-infamous pegging scene in a Broad City episode that recently repopularized the term.
Impact play refers to any impact on the body done for sexual gratification, from spanking to whips and crops. When engaging in impact play, remember to pick a safe word and continually check in with one another to ensure the level of pain is desirable. It’s also important to stick to areas on the body which are safe to spank or tap on with a crop, which means fleshy, meaty areas away from the organs, such as the butt and thighs.
Scissoring, also called tribadism or tribbing, is most often thought of as the territory of same-sex, female-identified couples. It’s usually considered to be two partners rubbing their vulvas against each other’s, but can also be defined as one partner rubbing their vulva against other body parts of their partner’s (including the thighs and butt), as Autostraddle pointed out. In the so-called “classic” scissor position, partners’ legs intersect so that they look like — you guessed it — scissors. Porn (especially porn made for the male gaze) has probably hyped up scissoring as a more popular activity among women who have sex with women than it actually is in real life, but plenty of people love it.
Cuckolding is when a person in a relationship stands by as their partner has sex with someone else. There are many ways to cuck: The “cuckold” may look on while tied up in a corner, or the cuckold’s partner may go out on their own, have sex, and report back. There is usually an element of humiliation involved: For instance, a wife may tell her husband all about how her other partner has a massive penis and can satisfy her in ways her husband cannot. Yes, some men are turned on by being told they suck in bed. (Important note: It’s totally possible to share sexy fantasies about cuckolding with your partner without actually doing it.)