10 Sex Terms You Don't Know And Are Too Embarrassed To Ask About

Nothing will transport you back to middle school faster than being in a room full of people talking about some sex term you’ve never heard of. No one wants a reminder that once upon a time, they were a virgin who couldn’t drive.

Even though it’s literally impossible to keep up with all the weird euphemisms for sex the youths come up with, you’re obviously not supposed to let others know you have no idea what truffle butter means. (You’re not going to like it. Or maybe you will — I don’t know the details of your sex life.)

I don’t know how people maintained a calm, sexually sophisticated façade before the internet. Still, luckily, we live in an era where you can pull up Urban Dictionary on your phone whenever you want. Blessings.

In the interest of pretending like you’re not totally vanilla, here are the definitions of 10 sex terms you’re too embarrassed to admit you don’t know.

Sex Terms You Don’t Know Explained:

1. Truffle Butter

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj wrote an entire song about this one. Truffle butter is the result of going from anal sex to vaginal sex. It’s the tan shit (possibly literally) around your vag. To maintain my faith in humanity, I’m just gonna assume it’s a thing that happens once and never again in any relationship. Also, hello, does nobody realize that’s a UTI waiting to happen? I am scared.

BTW, the mess is also known by another name: Santorum. Please Google it because the name’s origins are the only good thing to come out of American politics since Jackie Kennedy’s dress sense.

2. Chode

Donald Trump

I’ll keep this definition as short as the word itself: Chodes are short, fat dicks. You can take this definition literally or figuratively. Although he fits the definition in other ways, Pussy Grabber-in-Chief is (surprisingly) too tall to fit in the category in the literal sense. And for those of you who are wondering, according to Google, Donald Trump is supposedly 6’2″, but given his clear Napoleon complex, I’m going to declare that fact fake news.

3.  Creampie


Definitions vary, but basically, a creampie is when a dude’s semen drips out of you after sex. Sometimes, it refers to when your partner licks said semen up once you’re finished banging. To each their own, I guess.

4. Bukkake

Hard Pass

Bukkake is not a trendy new sushi roll. It’s when a bunch of guys jacks off onto a single woman’s body. First of all, where do you gather all these dudes? What are the rules for eye contact? Do the men acknowledge that this is way beyond the rules of the bro code? What the fuck are women supposed to get out of it, aside from a lot of blackmail material? If I wanted to collect a whole bunch of DNA evidence, personally, I’d work in a crime lab.

5. Unicorn


If you’re a bi betch, or just know a bisexual, they’ve def complained about the concept of a unicorn before. Aside from being the mythical creature you asked for on your 9th birthday, unicorns are the nickname for a chick who joins a straight couple for a threesome. Tragically for the poly couples of the world, unicorns are way, way less common than porn would have you think. Precisely why they’re called “unicorns” and not “people in the bread aisle of your local grocery store.”

6. Tossing Salad

I'm Dying

Once again, we have Nicki Minaj to thank for bringing this phrase to everyone’s attention in 2017. Tossing salad (like his name’s Romaine) is literally just going down on someone’s asshole. If you ever heard of The Human Centipede, it’s basically the sex version of that. If Queen Nicki’s into it, I guess it must be fun somehow even if it sounds like the fastest way to get e. coli and end up in the hospital. I’d rather just go to Chipotle.

7. Eskimo Sisters


We did an entire guide to the concept of Eskimo sisters, but if you’re crunched for time, here’s the short version. Eskimo sisters are two women who’ve had sex with the same person, AKA the #1 reason for failed friendships. It’s a complicated, yet sacred relationship in any small social circle, but if you manage to navigate the awkwardness at first, it’s no biggie. Prominent eskimo sisters in pop culture include Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie (and possibly Marion Cotillard), Kristen Doute and Ariana Madix, and all the girls who make it to the fantasy suite on the same season of The Bachelor.

8. Bloodhound

Get Over Yourself

According to a bunch of scandalized articles written in 2014, bloodhounds are dudes who either don’t mind having sex with you while you’re on your period, or they’re actually into it. We would also call them “men”. The fact that “bloodhound” is even a term is proof we need feminism TBH. Unless your flow rivals the Red Sea, having sex on your period is not a big fucking deal, as we’ve previously established.

9. Scissoring


Because people are way too obsessed with how queer women have sex, even straight people have heard of scissoring. Basically, it’s when two people rub their clits together until someone comes or until they get bored. Most of the time, it’s more of a porn/male fantasy thing than an actual thing women do when they have sex, but I guess some couples actually like scissoring.

10. Pegging


In case you missed the infamous Broad City episode about it, pegging is when a woman wears a strap-on and fucks a man —yes, right up the asshole. When a fuckboi tried to convince me to do anal (“Pleaseeee? Just one time?”), I asked him if he would be willing to let me peg him, and that shut him up real quick. I’m just saying, nobody should expect their partner to take it up the ass unless they’re prepared to do the same.

Am I saying I feel like pegging is a win for feminism? Basically, yes.