Sex Terms You Didn’t Know Existed

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People like to pretend that they know all about sex, but the truth is, there is so much material there no one can possibly know everything. You might be familiar with some common sex terms like cunnilingus or rimming, but have you ever heard of a Frottage or Pony Play? We’ll give you a hint – it does not involve real ponies. Either way, in this article we’ll introduce you to some of the more obscure terms used in sex. You may not ever use them in your life (for some it is even advisable), but it’s still good to know. As they say – knowledge is power. Perhaps they didn’t have this in mind, but still…


We’ll start things off with the term barebacking. In case you’ve never heard of it – it means having sex without a condom, something most people have done at least once in their life. Where does the term come from? Well, barebacking is used to refer to riding a horse without a saddle, which is rebellious, dangerous and wild. In a way like having sex without protection, right? The term became quite popular among the US soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. You can guess why.


Frottage is basically a more “scientific” term for dry-humping. It involves rubbing against someone’s private parts while fully clothed. The term actually comes from a well-known art style where some form of pastel or a pencil is rubbed over an uneven surface to create a random, abstract piece of art. You might say it’s pointless, but so is dry-humping when you think about it. In any case, it’s good to know.


The term shrimping refers to sucking of one’s toes, attentively, as if they were tasty shrimps. Depending on your fetishes, this can be a great thing or an utter torture, so it is important to know how to refer to it in the future. “Honey, no shrimping tonight, OK?” On the other hand, it can be used to spice up your sex life by, quite literally, spicing your partner’s feet to discover new, enjoyable flavors.

Pony Play

Pony Play

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If you love wildlife, you’ll probably enjoy this thing as well. Namely, Pony Play is a popular term in BDSM where one of the partners has to behave like an animal. You can decide for yourself which animal you’d like to be, but if you want to stay true to the original term, you’ll be a pony. It is a great ice-breaker and, besides, all girls love ponies, so it’s a win-win situation for you.


Now, furball is a term used to describe a situation where a guy performs an oral sex on a girl who’s got a bit too much pubic hair. Some of these hairs inevitably end up in the guy’s mouth, which is why some coughs can ensue along with other cat noises. Obviously, the name comes from the hairball that usually accumulates in the cat’s stomach and it needs to cough it out. It may not be as dramatic as this during sex, but you never know.


While the bangover may sound like the name of an alternative band from the 90s, it is, in fact, a well-known sex term used to describe the feeling of absolute exhaustion after a whole night of wild sex. Some of the symptoms may include a strong headache, the numbness in the nether regions, and a feeling of pride for making it out alive. If you’re able to choose between a bangover and a hangover, always go for the former one.

Hotdog in a Hallway

Now, this sex term is not something you’d say to anyone you care about. It is used to politely explain to the third party the condition of your lover’s reproductive cavity. Namely, if a woman has had a lot of partners in her life, there is a good chance that they’ve all contributed to the stretching of the inner wall of her vagina, ultimately leading to a “hotdog in a hallway” scenario. Even if that is the case, try not to mention that to your lover.



Bonus Round

Sex Terms Bad Oral

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If you still haven’t had enough, here’s a bonus round of some of the more creative sex terms out there. You might not try them all out, but you should know if you’re offered one of these.

The Moses

While Moses isn’t really the first name that comes to mind when you think about sex, it will make a lot more sense when you hear the explanation. Namely, the Moses is a sex term used to describe performing oral sex on a girl who’s having her period. So, just like the famed Moses didn’t let the Red Sea stop him from helping his people, you too won’t let some period stop you from helping your girl out. She will certainly consider it an epic move.

The Hindenburg

This term has a little bit of history behind it, as it refers to the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 when a huge airship caught fire and exploded to everyone’s amazement. One of the radio announcers, Herbert Morrison witnessed the disaster and famously exclaimed “Oh! The humanity!” When it comes to sex, this term is used to describe getting such bad oral sex that all you can do is lament your fate and utter the famous Hindenburg words.

The Hummer

Unintentionally, it turned out that this whole batch had a common theme, which is oral sex. The Hummer is a sex term where a girl who’s giving you oral is also humming your favorite song at the same time. Those tiny vibrations, along with the joy of hearing familiar notes during the act, increase your pleasure and give you a unique sensation. Once you try the Hummer, you can never go back to the usual, boring ones.

The Screwnicorn

We’ll end this off with one of the more magical sex terms out there – the Screwnicorn. This unique act involves the guy strapping a dildo to his head and pleasuring the woman like a deranged unicorn. It does require a lot of dedication on the guy’s part, but the Screwnicorn is truly a scene your girl won’t ever forget. Remember to do the neck excercices first, though.

Have you heard of these sex terms? Have you tried some out? Go on and share your story with us.