Sex and sexuality Idioms (Page 1)

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An old flame
An old flame is a person that somebody has had an emotional, usually passionate, relationship with, who is still looked on fondly and with affection.
As the actress said to the bishop
(UK) This idiom is used to highlight a sexual reference, deliberate or accidental.
Facts of life
When someone is taught the facts of life, they learn about sex and reproduction.
In the club
(UK) If a woman's in the club, she's pregnant. 'In the pudding club' is an alternative form.
In the family way
If a woman is in the family way, she is pregnant.
Love begets love
If you behave lovingly to another person, that person will behave lovingly to you.
Marriage of convenience
A marriage of convenience is a marriage or commitment made for financial, social or other benefit rather than love, affection, etc.
May-December romance
When one person in a relationship is a lot older than the other, it is a May-December romance ('May-December love affair' is also used).
On the game
(UK) A person who is on the game works as a prostitute.
On the rebound
If someone is on the rebound, their relationship has recently ended and they are emotionally unstable.
Play the field
Someone who plays the field dates or has sexual relationships with many people.
Roll in the hay
A roll in the hay is quick sexual intercourse- a quickie or casual improvised sex.
Shotgun marriage
A shotgun marriage, or shotgun wedding, is one that is forced because of pregnancy. It is also used idiomatically for a compromise, agreement or arrangement that is forced upon groups or people by necessity.
Up the duff
(UK) If a woman is up the duff, she's pregnant.
Up the stick
(UK) If a woman is up the stick, she's pregnant.
Virgin territory
If something is virgin territory, it hasn't been explored before.
Wouldn't throw a rock in a school yard
(USA) Going through old photo albums with my 99 year old Gramma she pointed out one of my grandpa's uncle's & said this.  I was not sure why anyone would throw a rock in a schoolyard but I asked why this uncle in particular- it's a pretty obscure saying, but it's a very polite & modest, though playful, way to say someone is promiscuous. She explained that they "wouldn't throw a rock in a schoolyard" for fear of hitting one of their own illegitimately fathered kids, as any of them could be theirs.
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