Sex and sexuality Idioms (Page 1)
- 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
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
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
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
If a woman is up the duff, she's pregnant.
- Up the stick
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
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.
If something is x-rated, it is not suitable for children.
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