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A glossary of sex terms ranging from A-Spot through to Zelophile.

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69 - a sexual position allowing two people to give each other oral sex at the same time.

A-spot - the erogenous zone near the prostate gland, considered the male G-spot for the intense orgasms it can deliver with proper stimulation.

AC/DC - slang phrase commonly used to describe someone sexually attracted to both men and women.

Adult Entertainment Center
- an area of a city dedicated to adult business such as strip clubs, book stores, massage parlors and X-rated movie theaters.

Airborne - an adult movie term for someone picking their partner up and holding him or her in the air while still engaging in a sexual act.

- an adult movie term referring to a woman with a penis or sex toy in her vagina, in her anus, and in her mouth all at the same time.

All Action - an adult movie genre consisting of titles that focus entirely on sexual intercourse without any plot or story elements.

Amateur - adult movies featuring people new to the adult industry. Adult movie stars usually appear in three or four amateur adult movies at the beginning of their career while deciding to stay in the adult industry or leave completely.

Anal - sexual penetration involving the anus, also called Greek style.

Anal Beads - a string of beads made for anal insertion. The beads are attached to a strong cord and usually increase in size gradually from smaller to larger so users of all levels of experience can use them. They also typically include a cord or large pull ring at the end for safe and easy removal.

Anal Lube - a special kind of lube intended for anal penetration. Anal lube tends to be thicker and longer lasting than other kinds of lube, which can make it harder to clean up.

Anal Vibrator - a vibrator designed for anal use. Anal vibrators usually measure 4 to 6 inches long and 1 inch wide at the most, making them shorter and thinner than other vibrators.

Analingus - a formal term for performing oral sex on a partner’s anus. The act usually involves licking in and around the anus itself and inserting the tongue inside the anus. Practitioners follow a simple motto: “One you get past the smell, you’ve got it licked.”

Aphrodisiac - something believed to increase a person’s sexual drive and lower inhibitions. For instance, most Americans believe oysters and chocolate are effective aphrodisiacs.

- the practice of using specific scents such as vanilla or cinnamon to increase arousal and enhance your sexual experience.

Autofellatio - the ability to perform oral sex on one’s own self, usually involves a male adult movie star giving himself a blowjob.


B&D - short for Bondage and Discipline, a sexual fetish that centers on the exercise of control between two or more partners by using restraints and punishment. In a B&D relationship, one person will be the master or mistress while the other acts as their servant. Practitioners often dress up in exotic leather or vinyl costumes and incorporate exotic sex toys like whips, candles and restraints as they act out their fantasies.

Baby Doll - a short nightgown or negligee often decorated with lace, ruffles, bows or ribbons made out of some see-through, smooth material.

Back Door - adult movie term referring the anal region; back-door sex is commonly used to refer to anal sex.

Bald - an adult movie star (usually female) who has completely shaved off all the hair from his or her genital area.

Bareback - vaginal or anal penetration without a condom.

BDSM - an abbreviation referring to any sexual activity with elements of bondage, domination and similar actions.

Beads - a string of smallish spheres linked together on a string used for vaginal and anal penetration. There are usually six or seven beads of varying size on each string.

Beaver - 1. slang for vagina.
              2. a special type of clitoral vibrator. Beaver vibes feature a long, thick tip for clitoral stimulation instead of the two smaller tips found on rabbit vibrators.

Ben-Wa Balls - this adult toy is made up of several balls connected together on a sturdy cord. Inside each ball is a small suspended weight that shakes and vibrates whenever you move the ball, similar to the way Chinese worry balls work. Naturally, physically active users will benefit the most from this toy. Ben-Wa balls can also be used in combination with Kegel exercises to strengthen vaginal and pelvic muscles.

- a chemical commonly used in adult items to de-sensitize the nerves, making it harder for the user to have an orgasm. This delay allows the user to have sex for a longer period than usual without weakening the feeling behind the orgasm itself.

Bisexual - someone sexually attracted to members of both sexes.

Blow-up Dolls - an adult toy used to simulate having sex with a partner. These inflatable dolls include arms, legs, facial features, hair, and can even be dressed like a large doll. Female blow-up dolls have as many as three openings suitable for sex, while male dolls feature a removable dildo or vibrator that doubles as a penis. Higher-end dolls often feature a special masturbator for improved stimulation. The term originally started to reference lower-end dolls that required the user to inflate them before use, but is increasingly used to refer to love dolls in general.

Blowing his wad
- adult movie term for male ejaculation.

Blowjob - oral sex performed on a male.

Blue Movies - an older expression used to describe adult movies.

Breast Banging - a sexual position where the person on the receiving end places a penis or toy between her breasts, squeezes her breasts together and rapidly thrusts the penis or toy between them, simulating penetration.

Breast Worship
- paying special attention to the breasts and nipples; involves everything from large amounts of fondling, kissing, and nipple sucking to breast banging and ejaculating on the breasts.

Body Stocking - a form-fitting piece of lingerie, usually see-through, that covers the body from head to toe.

Bondage - a sexual activity that involves restraining or being restrained. Usually involves using handcuffs or wrist and leg restraints to tie your partner to a bed.

Booty - urban slang referring to a larger-than-average butt.

Bottom - the person on the receiving end during sex. Often refers to a man who is frequently penetrated by another man without their positions being reversed.

Box Munching - oral sex performed on a woman.

Brazilian - a type of waxing that involves removing all of a woman’s pubic hair. Due to the sensitive nerves, it can be a painful process.

Bulbous - a bulb-like shape or projection larger than the surrounding area. Many G-spot and prostate vibrators feature this kind of enlarged tip for more effective and easier stimulation. These largish features are often found on vibrators, dildos and dongs and butt plugs because of their special feel during penetration and removal.

- a small vibrator, usually around 2 to 4 inches long, used mainly for clitoral stimulation and to enhance other sex toys.

Bullet Proof - practicing safe sex by using a condom.

Bump and grind - a common dance routine that involves rotating the hips and thrusting the pelvis forward to simulate sex.

Bustier - a piece of lingerie that extends from the breasts to the waist to provide extra support while further enhancing cleavage.

Butt Plugs - designed specifically for anal stimulation, these sex toys are shorter than the average dildo or dong at around 4 to 6 inches. They tend to have a conical shaft with a thin tip that flares out to about 1 to 2 inches wide. Butt plugs have a large, flat base for safe and easy removal as well as providing a surface so you can sit on the plug easily.

Butterfly Vibrator - a specialty vibrator lined with ticklers that’s intended for clitoral stimulation only. Butterfly vibes often come with straps so the user can fit them into place over her clitoris and wear the butterfly vibe like a pair of panties. The inside is covered with ticklers for clitoral stimulation. Although most butterfly vibrators do not include a shaft for vaginal penetration, there are some that have shaft, albeit a short one at about 2 to 3 inches long.


Camel Toe - a piece of fabric that is either see-through or tight enough to reveal the outline of a woman’s vagina.

Cami or Camisole - a tight-fitting piece of sleeveless lingerie that covers the upper portion of the body. Camis are increasingly serving as outerwear.

Chemise - a loose fitting garment similar to a smock that is often worn over bra and panties.

Chubby - describes vibrators, dildos, dongs, or other adult toys that are shorter and thicker than their average size. For instance, average-sized dildos are 6 to 8 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. Chubby dildos are about 4 to 6 inches long and 2 to 2.5 inches wide.

Chute - slang for the anus.

Clitoral Vibrator - any kind of vibrator that provides clitoral stimulation, including rabbit vibes, beaver vibes, butterfly vibes and more.

Clitoris - located near the top of the vagina, this is the only part of the human body existing solely to provide pleasure.

Cock Ring - a sex toy that fits snuggly around the penis for enhanced endurance. The tight fit restricts blood flow, allowing the user to stay harder for a longer period of time while also making it more difficult for the user to have an orgasm. There are several major varieties of cock rings, including some that use bullet or egg vibrators to stimulate the user’s partner and others have multiple straps for the penis shaft and to fit around the testicles to delay orgasm even longer.

Commando - not wearing any underwear.

Compilations - a type of adult movie containing a large number of sex scenes selected from other adult movies and sold at a lower-than-usual price.

Corset - a piece of lingerie that fits under the breasts and snugly around the waist. Corsets often include under-wire bras to flaunt cleavage.

Couples - adult movies that contain scenes featuring just two people. The sex in couples adult movies is usually less-adventuresome than in most other adult movies.

Cowgirl - sexual position where the recipient is on top and facing their partner.

Creampie - adult movie term for when a man ejaculates inside his partner.

Crotch Pie - a term in adult movies for when a man ejaculates on his partner’s genital area.

Cunnilingus - the formal term for oral sex performed on a woman.

- a special patented material that looks and feels like human skin.


Daisy Chain - sexual activity when several people are stimulating each other simultaneously, similar to a train.

Deep Throat - a special type of blowjob that involves swallowing a partner’s penis up to the base. Successful deep throat requires the giver to suppress their gag reflex and open up their throat while developing a rhythm so they can breathe comfortably. Several adult products help suppress the gag reflex.

Desensitizing Agent - frequently used in creams or sprays that promise to delay ejaculation or orgasm. The agent, Benzocaine is one of the most commonly used, is applied directly to the erogenous zone and is used to slightly numb the nerves - making it harder than usual for the person to reach orgasm. Often used by men interested in lasting longer during sex.

Dial - used to select the speed of vibrators and some sex toys. The dial is usually set into the base and the user rotates to select any speed from low to high.

Dildo - a sex toy meant for vaginal or anal penetration made to closely resemble a penis, often used interchangeably with the word dong. Dildos are more realistic than dongs.

Doggy-style Sex
- a sexual position where the recipient is bending over facing away from their partner and looking downward.

Dolphin - a special type of vibrator that features one large tickler for clitoral simulation unlike rabbit vibrators which have two ticklers.

Dominant - the person who is in charge in BDSM-style relationship, often called master or mistress.

- a sex toy meant for anal or vaginal penetration, often used interchangeably with the word dildo. Dongs are less realistic than dildos.

Double Dong
- a special type of dong measuring between 12 and 30 inches long featuring a head at both ends so two partners can use it at the same time, a synonym for double header.

Double Header - a larger-than-average dong meant to be used by two people at the same time, a synonym for double dong.

Double Penetration - position when a woman has a penis or sex toy in her vagina and anus at the same time.

DP - abbreviation for double penetration, position when a woman has a penis or sex toy in her vagina and anus at the same time.

Dry Hump - thrusting that mimics sex without actual penetration. Partners often leave their underwear or other clothes on throughout.

Dual-action Vibrator - a vibrator designed to stimulate different erogenous zones at the same time. Rabbit vibrators, for instance, have a tickler to tease the clitoris while a separate vibrator provides stimulation in the shaft during penetration.

Dungeon - a special room meant for BDSM, often includes chains, restraints and other bondage-related items.


Egg Vibrators
- these specialty vibrators are roughly the size of large eggs and usually come with a remote control to regulate speed and store the batteries. While egg vibrators can be inserted and used for stimulation, they are most often used to enhance other sex toys like love dolls and some cock rings.

Erection Ring - a snug-fitting ring that fits around a penis to maintain the erection and delay ejaculation, see cock ring.

Erogenous Zone - a highly sensitive area that can be stimulated to bring about sexual pleasure. The nipples, clitoris and penis are common erogenous zones.

Exchanging DNA - slang for sexual intercourse.

Extensions - special sex toys designed to fit around the tip of the penis to provide extra length and girth. Most extensions fit around the penis the top of the penis like a condom.


Face Sitting
- adult movie slang for when a woman who is receiving oral sex kneels directly over her partner’s mouth.

Facial - when a male ejaculates on his partner’s face and mouth.

Falsies - pads worn in bras or other clothing to conceal a woman’s nipples while also making her breasts appear larger.

Features - a type of adult movie that mixes plot elements and a storyline along with sex.

Fetish - an intense focus or interest in a specific activity, object or body part. Many fetishes center on activities that are considered unusual in mainstream society.

Fetish Clothing
- elaborate outfits and costumes including leather, vinyl, schoolgirl outfits, high heels and anything else that is used in role playing, BDSM, or to help act out a specific sexual fantasy or desire.

Finger-banging - swiftly thrusting one or more fingers in and out of the vagina or anus to simulate sex.

Fingering - using one or more fingers for anal or vaginal penetration.

Fluffer - person on adult movie set responsible for making sure that the male talent maintains an erection throughout the filming.

Foot Job - using one’s feet to stroke and stimulate your partner’s genital area. Usually involves a woman rubbing her feet over a penis.

Foot Worship - unusual attention to the feet including kissing, sucking on toes and other similar practices.

Foursome - sex with four partners.

Fresh Face - adult movie slang for a young, amateur star.

Friends with benefits - two people who are currently friends that have sex with each other on a casual basis


G-spot - the nickname for an especially sensitive area located in the upper portion of the vagina. Stimulation of this area can create more intense orgasms and also can lead to squirting orgasms - the release of a clear liquid while climaxing.

G-spot Tip - the enlarged and sharply curved end at the tip of vibrators and sex toys designed for G-spot stimulation. The curve and larger-than-average tip make it much easier for the user to hit the G-spot.

G-spot Vibrator - a vibrator with a specially curved tip designed to make G-spot stimulation easier.

Gang Bang - multiple men having sex with one woman one right after the other or at the same time.

Girl-Girl - a large adult movie category featuring women having sex with other women. It frequently includes women using different kinds of sex toys as well.

Girl Gasm - adult movie term for a woman who releases a clear, tasteless liquid from her vagina when she has an orgasm. This is not the same as a woman who urinates during sex.

Glass Toys - sex toys made from glass. Glass toys tend to be more expensive than average, but sex toy users prize glass for its many benefits, including: smoothness, easy-cleaning, and multiple sensations. Glass toys can be heated or cooled for extra stimulation and are often handmade. You can throw them in pot of boiling water to clean them or stick glass toys in the dishwasher.

Glory Hole - an adult movie term for anonymous sex; usually involves a male star sticking his penis in a hole in a wall to be pleasured by someone on the other side.

- a special adult movie category featuring interaction between the on-screen star and someone off-screen, usually the cameraman or the director. This interaction can be anything from conversation to actual sex with the off-screen person.

Greek - slang for anal sex. Often used to describe anal openings in love dolls.

Group - general phrase for sex between three or more people at the same time.

Gushing - adult movie term for when a woman releases a clear liquid from her vagina while having an orgasm.


Half & Half - adult movie term for performing or receiving a blowjob and a rimjob.

Handjob - stimulating and stroking your partner’s erogenous zones until they have an orgasm.

Hands-on work - term for masturbation.

Harness - 1. a type of sex toy used to hold a dildo or dong in place for strap-on sex.
               2. used along with a sex swing to support the person being held up in mid-air.

Head - slang for performing oral sex on someone.

Hooking up - meeting someone with the intention of having sex with them.

- these special sex toys are less likely to produce an allergic reaction. This is a common selling point for adult toys made from silicone or glass.


Interacial - an adult movie term and category for sex between two partners from different racial backgrounds. The most popular interracial titles involve black men and white women, though white men and Asian women are also fairly popular.

- an adult movie that gives the viewer a limited choice in what the movie presents. Most interactive titles feature a start screen that allow the user to select from different foreplay options for the star to perform like striptease, masturbation, or dirty talk. There are also options for different sexual activities and positions like cowgirl ride, doggy-style and cum shots.

Internal Cream Pie
- adult movie term for when a male star ejaculates inside another star.

Internal Pop Shot
- slang used in adult movies for a male star ejaculating inside someone.


J/O Scene - adult movie term for a male masturbation scene; short for jack-off.

Jack off
- male masturbation.

- when a man brags about having sex with a famous or popular woman.

Jawbreaking - performing oral sex on an especially large penis.

Jelly - a popular material often used to make sex toys, vibrators, dildos and dongs. Jelly is firm enough for penetration, but has a little give for a smooth and comfortable experience.

Jimmy cap - slang for a condom.

Jollies - thrills or pleasure, especially those of a sexual nature.

Jolly Roger - slang for a penis.

Joy Buzzer - slang for the clitoris.

Jugg Jousting - thrusting a penis or sex toy between a woman’s breasts.


Kegel Exercises - a set of special exercises used to strengthen a woman’s vaginal muscles.


Latex - a rubbery type of material that provides a curve-hugging fit. Latex is used in many different kinds of lingerie and fetish costumes.

Leather - material made from cattle skin that ranges in texture and feel from smooth and flexible to stiff and rough; often used in lingerie and other clothing items like pants. It is a very popular material for making BDSM-style costumes.

Leg Restraint - used during bondage play to limit a consenting partner’s ability to move their legs. Leg restraints are often attached to bed posts and used in combination with wrist restraints.

Love Dolls
- a catch-all phrase to describe sex toys used to simulate having sex with a partner. Love dolls are shaped like a person with one or more orifices and/or an erection suitable for penetration.

Lube - a liquid used during sex to make penetration smoother and more comfortable. There are several different types of lube on the market to meet special needs like anal penetration, oral sex, and more.


Massage Oil - these thin lotions are used during massage mainly to cut down on friction and allow for smoother, improved sensations. Some massage oils include special features like scents or warm with contact.

Massage Vibrator - designed to give a partner a soothing, relaxing muscle massage only, not safe for penetration.

Masturbators - sex toys specifically designed for male masturbation, made from a soft material for comfort.

MILF - popular phrase used to describe attractive middle-aged women.

Missionary - sexual position where the recipient is on their back facing their partner who is on top.

Money Shot - an adult movie term for male ejaculation.

Monster shot
- an adult movie term for a full screen close up of a star’s genitals.

Mutual Masturbation
- two or more adults masturbating at the same time in front of each other.


Newcomer or Newcumer
- adult movie term used to describe someone who is just starting out in the adult industry.

Nightie - a short, hip-length dress usually made from see-through or nearly see-through material with matching panties.

Nipple Clamps
- sex toys that fit over and gently squeeze or pinch the nipple for enhanced sexual arousal.

Nipple Pumps - sex toys that create a vacuum-tight seal over the nipples and increasing blood flow to the nipples. This results in larger nipples and can make them even more sensitive.

Nubs - small bumps on a vibrator used to provide additional clitoral and vaginal stimulation.


O-ring -  1. a rubber ring found in waterproof vibrators and adult toys to create a water-tight seal around battery compartments and controllers.
               2. a specially designed round base with a hole in the middle for easy control and removal. Often found in sex toys and some vibrators designed for anal use.

Oral Sex - when someone uses their tongue and mouth on their partner’s genitals.

Orgy - group sex involving five or more people.


- slang for an older woman who enjoys picking up younger men for sex.

Pearls - beads located in a sex toy or vibrator and used to provide additional stimulation.

Penis Pump - a sex toy used to increase the length and girth of a man’s penis. The toy fits snugly around the penis and uses suction to increase the blood flow to the shaft. The increased amount of blood results in a larger overall penis. Results are often improved by using a cock ring immediately afterwards to restrict blood flow and to preserve the increased size.

Pile Driver - sexual position where the recipient is resting on their shoulders with their torso pointing up while the partner stands over them.

Pink - slang for vagina.

Piston Shot - adult movie term referring to a close-up shot of a star’s penis rapidly thrusting in and out of his partner.

Pleasure Nubs
- larger bumps and ridges on the vibrator, usually located near the base and used for additional clitoral stimulation.

Pleasure Pearls -  1. a synonym for Ben-Wa balls, a string of beads designed for vaginal or anal insertion and stimulation.
                           2. refers to small beads embedded in sex toys and vibrators.

Pocket Rocket - adult term for a discreetly sized vibrator that can be easily hidden in a pocket or purse. These travel-sized vibrators are often used during vacations and sometimes during work breaks.

Pop Shot - adult movie term for male ejaculation.

Prostate - a special gland in the male body that can be stimulated to produce more intense orgasms. The prostate is often called the male G-spot.

Pulsating patterns
- an alternative vibrator setting that rapidly turns the vibrator or adult toy on and off as well as adjusting the speed from high to low with one push of a button. There are usually several different preset patterns for the user to choose from. This option is very popular as the user just focuses on pleasure instead of controls. Additionally, some users are further aroused by the surprise of not knowing what to expect.

Pumps - any sex toy that creates a vacuum-tight seal over a body part to increase blood flow to it, resulting in increased size and improved stimulation.

Push-Button - a kind of control commonly found on vibrators and some sex toys. The user just pushes a button or buttons to select a speed from high to low or one of several pulsating patterns.

Pussy pumps
- special sex toys that fit over the vagina and use a vacuum-seal to increase blood flow and enlarge the vagina.


Quim - slang for vagina.


Rabbit Vibrators - a special type of vibrator very much in demand for its intense clitoral stimulation and additional features. Rabbit vibrators are named for the two bunny ears that vibrate at high speeds against the clitoris.

Raised Veins - a series of raised bumps and ridges shaped like human veins and commonly found on vibrators, dildos and dongs. This feature is used to provide extra stimulation during penetration and thrusting.

Release Valve - found in sex toy pumps to safely and quickly remove the suction. Pressing the release valve breaks the seal and fills the chamber with air for near-instant relief.

Realistic - used to refer to any sex toy, vibrator, dildo and dong, or material that creates the appearance or feel of real human skin or body part like a penis or vagina.

Remote - common feature found with egg vibrators, allows the user to control the device and often doubles as a battery compartment. Also found on some rabbit and G-spot vibrators and other sex toys.

Renewal Powder - a special item similar to cornstarch or talcum powder used in conjunction with Cyberskin and other realistic materials to preserve their unique feel and other properties.

Reverse Cowgirl - sexual position where the recipient is on top and facing away from their partner.

Ribs - a series of ridges that can be anywhere from small to large; found on vibrators, some dildos and dongs, and the inside of masturbators to provide additional stimulation during penetration and thrusting.

Rimming - performing oral sex on and around the anus.

Role Playing - acting out a special fantasy that requires two consenting adults to play a certain character, for instance the college student asking their professor for a higher grade or a nurse taking special care of a patient.

Rotating Shaft - a special feature found on many Rabbit and G-spot vibrators that allows the shaft to slowly twirl in a complete circle.

Rotating Pearls - a series of beads that move independently found in a special chamber on a rotating shaft. This provides a unique and firm sensation with every use.

Rug Munching - oral sex performed on a woman.


Sapphic - a synonym for lesbian; originates from an ancient Greek female poet named Saphos who is known for her love poems addressed to women. Saphos lived on the island of Lesbos, which is also where the word lesbian originates.

Scene - references a sexual segment in an adult movie. Each scene is a stand-alone sexual encounter between a group of people with a defined beginning (usually foreplay and oral sex), middle (penetration in a variety of positions), and end (orgasm and male cum shot).

Scissor Position - one of the more exotic sexual positions, the two partners have their legs interlocked with their genitals in contact with each other. This allows for a unique angle of penetration but some find it slightly uncomfortable.

Sex Swing - a special sex toy used to elevate one partner in the air to allow for a new range of positions, deeper and more comfortable penetration, and make other positions easier for both partners.

Shaft - 1. the portion of the penis between the head and the balls.
           2. the part of a vibrator or sex toy used for penetration.

Shaved - adult movie term for someone who trims his or her genital hair. There are several degrees of shaved, including Brazilian wax, bikini trims, shapes or patterns and more. The majority of adult movie stars today are shaved, the only real difference is how shaved they are.

Showing Pink - adult movie slang for spreading the outer lips to show the vagina and clitoris.

Silicone - a high-quality material increasingly popular among sex toy users and makers. Silicone has several unique properties such as its ability to retain its shape despite hard use, durability, easy cleaning, superior hygienic features, softness, smoothness and more.

Silicone-based - designation for lotions or lubes with silicone as the primary active ingredient. These lubes tend to be a little more expensive than most but their long-lasting effects, waterproof properties, and easy-to-clean features make them increasingly popular.

Sleeves -  1. sex toy feature than be fit over vibrators similar to a condom fitting over a penis to provide new and enhanced stimulation. These sleeves are usually covered with ticklers and pleasure nubs to heighten the user’s pleasure.
                2. hand-held toys with a small hole in the middle for male masturbation.

Solo - adult movies featuring nothing but masturbation, usually feature either all-male or all-female stars.

Spinner - sexual activity that involves a petite-sized woman turning around in a circle while riding her partner in a cowgirl position.

Squirting - adult movie term for when a female star secretes a colorless liquid from her vagina while having an orgasm. This is not the same as urination.

Stimulators - any sex toy or feature that can be used to arouse a person and enhance their sexual experience.

Strap on - a special type of dildo or dong that can be substituted for a penis. The dildo or dong is usually attached to a kind of harness the user wears like a pair of panties and must be strong enough to hold up to penetration and thrusting.

Strokers - slang for hand-held toys used for male masturbation. The user inserts his penis into the toy and then masturbates.

Spanish Fly - a special aphrodisiac made from a plant used to enhance male virility and stamina. The term is increasingly used as a general reference to any and all aphrodisiacs targeted to men.

Spooning - two partners lying on their side while pressed together, also refers to the same sexual position.

Subservient - person involved in a BDSM-style relationship who follows the orders and commands from their master or mistress.

Sugar Daddy or Sugar Momma - a wealthy older man or woman who uses their money to attract and support a much-younger lover by providing them with a free apartment, paying their bills, treating them to fancy dinners, and showering them with expensive presents.

Swinger - a person in a committed relationship who has sex with other people with their partner’s knowledge and consent.

Swizzle Sticks - a type of butt plug that is both longer and thinner than average. Swizzle sticks tend to be 5 to 7 inches long and less than 1 inch wide. Many swizzle sticks also have a unique texture of striped ridges, somewhat similar to a barber pole, for added stimulation during penetration.


- a large, flat based that expands from the shaft similar to the flat line at the top of the letter "t." These are most often found on butt plugs and some other toys designed for anal play.

- a sex act that is considered unusual or odd by the dominant culture in a society. For instance, sex itself was a taboo topic throughout Europe and America in the later 1800s. Anal sex, while increasingly popular in the adult movie industry, still is taboo in some communities.

Talc Powder - used on adult toys after cleaning to protect and preserve the special properties of Cyberskin.

Tea-bagging - slang for when a partner sucks on a man’s balls usually while giving the man a blowjob.

Teddy - a piece of lingerie combining a tight fitting top and high-cut panties.

Teens - in the adult industry, this term refers to performers who are 18 or 19 years old.

Threesome - three people having sexual intercourse with each other at the same time.

Ticklers - long, thin and highly flexible pieces of material made to stand out and transfer vibrations. Found on a wide variety of sex toys and vibrators, ticklers are useful for providing additional stimulation directly to the clitoris or during penetration. The bunny ears on a rabbit vibrator show how effective ticklers can be to helping someone have an orgasm.

Tongue Banging - using one’s tongue during oral sex to stimulate thrusting penetration.

Top - slang for a person in a relationship who usually does the penetration; used to describe gay men who repeatedly mount their partners without reversing the situation.

Train - a group of people having sex with each other at the same time, often seen in gay movies with several adult stars having anal sex with each other at once while lined up in a row.

Twink - slang for a young and attractive gay male.


Unload - adult movie slang for male ejaculation.


Vaginal Beads - a string of various sized balls made to be inserted into the vagina for additional stimulation.

Vanilla Sex - basic missionary-style sex with none of the little extras often found in adult movies like cowgirl or doggy-style positions, anal, toy play or more.

Veined - used to describe sex toys that have a series of raised lines following a semi-random path along the shaft of vibrators, dildos and some dongs. The lines provide extra stimulation during penetration and are often made to look like human veins for realism.

Venus Vibrator
- synonym for butterfly vibrators. The vibrator fits against the vagina and is mainly used to deliver clitoral stimulation. These usually come with some sort of strap or panties so the user can wear them and even use them during regular sex.

Vibe - common nickname for a vibrator.

Vibrating Ring - the combination of a cock ring and vibrator. The cock ring restricts blood flow to the penis for longer endurance while a bullet or egg vibrator is positioned to stimulate a partner’s clitoris or other erogenous zone. One of the few adult toys on the market designed for his and her use.

Vibrator - specialized adult toy that relies on batteries or electricity to power a motor that causes the toy to vibrate at usually high speeds. By using the vibration on or near erogenous zones, this adult toy can deliver faster and more intense orgasms than normal. There are many different kinds of vibrators, each catering to specific needs and fitting a unique niche.

Visiting the Wookie - performing analingus on someone who hasn’t shaved recently.


Wad - adult movie term for semen.

Wall to Wall - 1. non-stop sex from beginning to end in adult movies; also called all-action.
                  2. a very energetic sex scene with lots of different action, positions, and toys.

Wand vibrator - a specialized vibrator with a small tip on the end of a long, thin, and flexible shaft. Vibrations are often focused at the tip to deliver intense anal or G-spot stimulation.

- the primary ingredient is water, often used in lubes or lotions. Water-based lubes are prized for their low price, compatibility with all kinds of material, sex toys, vibrators and condoms, as well as their easy-cleaning properties.

- designation for sex toys safe for use in wet environments like a shower, hot tub, bath or pool. These toys can be identified by a rubber ring around the battery compartment or control device that creates a water-tight seal.

- an adult movie term referring to a woman with a penis or sex toy in her vagina, in her anus, and in her mouth all at the same time.

Wet Smile
- a kinder, gentler way of referring to a man ejaculating on someone’s face or mouth.

Worship - paying special attention to a specific part of the body by usually licking, kissing,
rubbing, fondling or sucking on it. Breasts and feet are both body parts that are commonly

Wrist Restraint - a toy often used in bondage games to restrict movement of the wrist and arms. These toys can be used separately or in pairs in a wide variety of locations; they are sometimes used along with leg or ankle restraints.


- used by the Motion Picture Association to identify adult movies from the 1960s until the early 1990s. Still used today by many adult companies.

XXX - a widely used abbreviation to identify explicit adult content.


Yarbles - slang for testicles.

Yodeling in the Canyon
- 1. oral sex in general.
                                     2. specifically refers to oral sex between a man and two women.


Zebra’d - a white girl wearing a visible black bra or a black girl wearing a visible white bra.

Zelophile - a person who becomes sexually excited because of their partner’s jealousy.

Zipper sex - oral sex performed quickly, without even taking off the recipient’s pants.

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