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106 Euphemisms for Cunnilingus

106 Euphemisms for Cunnilingus

While we're all about using proper terms for our anatomy (know the difference between vagina and vulva please), there's something pretty titillating about all the unique ways people avoid saying the words "oral sex". There are the basics, like eating pussy, going down, and giving head, but the more creative slang terms for cunnilingus (AKA pleasuring a vulva with one’s lips and/or tongue) are way more interesting, and a lot of them are pretty funny. 

What is cunnilingus? 

Before we get into the more creative aspects of this article, let’s get a few definitions out of the way. The word “cunnilingus” is the proper (or more official) term for performing oral sex on a person with a vulva. The vulva refers to the outer part of the genitals and includes the area around the opening of the vagina (sometimes called the “vestibule”), the labia majora (the outer lips), the labia minora (the inner lips), and the clitoris. The visible part of the clitoris, the glans, is often the most pleasurable part of the genitals, but the tissue and oh-so-pleasurable nerves of the clitoris actually extend all over the vulva, so there are a lot more sensations to be had with just a little exploration. 

Cunnilingus can be extremely arousing for both the giver and the receiver, and it can be the main event, part of foreplay, or an integrated part of sex throughout the experience. There really are infinite possibilities for pleasure.  

Read our All About Cunnilingus article to up your oral game!

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A little bit of word history 

According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, cunnilingus derives from the Latin words “cunnus” (vulva) and “lingere” (lick). And interestingly, the term "muff" (as in "muff diving"), has a little bit of its own history.

“From what I understand, the term muff was first used to refer to pubic hair and vulvas in 1699 (per A New Dictionary of the Terms Ancient and Modern of the Canting Crew) — a tale as old as time,” says Justyn Hintze, sexologist, educator, and director of Women Who Tech. “Some of my favorite [slang terms] are the most simple: giving head, going down, and muff-diving. They're all pretty gender-neutral, and are even sexier when paired with some enthusiastic consent.”

106 Slang Terms for Cunnilingus 

In search of new euphemisms for cunnilingus, we scoured the internet from top to bottom. We waded through Reddit, scrolled down one too many Quora responses, and took a quick peek at the infamous Urban Thesaurus. 

Throughout the list we call out a few of our favorites here at Lorals, and we share a bit about their history. So get your Scrabble pieces ready — here we go

    1. Adult happy meal
    2. Australian kiss
    3. Barking at the ape
    4. Bikini burger
    5. Bite the dog-end
    6. Blow some tunes
    7. Boating
    8. Bush dinner
    9. Canyon yodeling
    10. Carpet munching
    11. Chew the cooch
    12. Chow box
    13. Clam diving
    14. Clam jousting
    15. Clam lapping
    16. Cleaning the cage out
    17. Cleaning the fish tank
    18. Connie Lingus
    19. Cunning linguistics
    20. Cunninglinguist  Someone good with their tongue could be a good orator, but we're hoping it's much more related to oral sex skills. Although we can’t pinpoint when this term was first used, we do know that there’s a 1970 erotic novel called The Cunning Linguist by Troy Conway.
    21. Dine at the Y
    22. Dinner beneath the bridge
    23. Dip the brush
    24. Dive a muff
    25. Dive in the bushes
    26. Do downstairs for breakfast
    27. Do it the French way
    28. Don the beard
    29. Doormat bashing
    30. Down under
    31. Downstairs
    32. Drinking at the fuzzy cup
    33. Drinking from the furry cup —To shave or not to shave, that’s the question, right? And the answer: Do whatever the hell you want, bb! Also, this phrase is much sexier in French—le déjeuner en fourrure, which means “the luncheon in fur” and refers to an iconic 1936 sculpture of a fur-covered teacup, saucer, and spoon by surrealist Meret Oppenheim! 
    34. Eat muff pie
    35. Eating bearded clam
    36. Eating hair pie
    37. Eating on the Ritz
    38. Eating squirrel
    39. Eating the tuna taco
    40. Egg McMuff
    41. Face job
    42. Facetime downstairs
    43. Fall in love
    44. Fanny noshing
    45. Flaming Amy
    46. French culture
    47. French lessons
    48. Fur burger
    49. Fuzz sandwich
    50. Fuzzburger
    51. Genital Slurpees
    52. Give a length of tongue
    53. Giving face
    54. Giving head
    55. Gnash the gash
    56. Go south
    57. Go way down South in Dixie
    58. Going down
    59. Gorilla in the washing machine
    60. Growl at the biter
    61. Hat job
    62. Having a box lunch
    63. Husband’s supper
    64. Kissing the Wookie
    65. Kneel at the altar — This one just conjures up so many scrumptious images. Is kneeling the best way to give oral? Only way to find out is to try...
    66. Labia lapping
    67. Labial titillation
    68. Lapping at the lint trap
    69. Larking
    70. Lay the lip
    71. Lick the envelope
    72. Lickety-split
    73. Licking the beaver
    74. Licking the mango
    75. Licking the spoon
    76. Lip service — This phrase sounds so rock-and-roll, doesn’t it? (Kind of Aerosmith like, right?) The true origin of “paying lip service” is a little murky, but some say that the term made its debut in 1590 in A Treatise Against Witchcraft by Henry Holland and simply means giving insincere support. But in modern times it’s been adopted by those of us who find service in giving or receiving oral pleasure.
    77. Lip-synching
    78. Monster munching
    79. Muff-diver
    80. Mumbling in the moss
    81. Oklahoma moon pie
    82. One-man band
    83. Parting the fuzz
    84. Pearl diving — Isn’t this a cute phrase? Plus, it’s referring to the clit, so of course we’re into it. Vulvas and labia have often been compared to oysters, so it’s only fitting that the jewel of pleasure herself be compared to a shiny, valuable pearl. But actual pearl diving began in the 1850s on the coast of Western Australia. And, as the name suggests, it literally means diving for pearl shells. 
    85. Peaches and cream
    86. Pink lemonade
    87. Playing in the sandbox
    88. Pug noshing
    89. Redwings
    90. Rug munching
    91. Rusty trombone
    92. Sixty-nine
    93. Slurping clam
    94. Smoking the fur
    95. Smooch the cooch
    96. Speak in tongues — Ooh, we love this one! Oral pleasure is just another love language that everyone should be fluent in. The original phrase “speaking in tongues” (which is also known as “glossolalia”) actually refers to the words or sounds people utter while they’re under a divine spell (or religious “ecstasy”). Some consider this other-worldly phenomena a gift, but it sounds exactly like the best tonguing of your life, if you ask us. 
    97. Stamp collecting
    98. Sucking the dead fish
    99. Tasting the rainbow
    100. Tongue lashing
    101. Velvet buzzsaw — A velvety vulva is always a favorite (and we're just going to ignore the movie of the same name). We completely agree George.
    102. Wearing the beard
    103. Whistle in the dark
    104. Whistling in the weeds
    105. Worship at the altar
    106. Yummilingus

Whew, that's a pretty exhaustive list of ways to express your desire for more cunnilingus! We hope you'll be integrating a few of these into your lexicon – we definitely have. 

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