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Have some good "dirty" fun with more than 6,500 off-color phrases, all vividly, explicitly defined. Categories include body sites; arousal and frustration; masturbation; orgasm; intercourse in a dazzling variety of positions; oral, kinky, gay, bi, and safe sex; and many other aspects of sex. Sources range from street jargon and popular music lyrics to literary allusions, fascinating etymologies, and rhyming slang. Bonus: George Carlin's famous 1970s "12 words you can't say on TV," and their latest competitors
If you like reference books like I do, you can never have enough lexicons at your disposal. I thought I knew a lot of the slang referring to things normally covered by bathing suits, but I was mistaken. Tons of stuff I didn't even imagine. Some of the terms are 19th Century slang and are no longer used... and the reason for their use is not always obvious or explained.The few sparse illustrations are absolutely hilarious, but they are just cartoons to pepper the book, not diagrams.
My less than perfect rating is due to the lack of true history behind the terms, especially those from the 1960s and earlier... just citing that it was coined in a particular year.
Also, there are terms I have heard repeatedly on TV & movies that were not cited here. There are no references as to where they collected their data, so the book becomes more of a funny bathroom humor compendium instead of a reliable lexicon.
Whenever you need an arsenal of foul words, or you need to look up that term you just overheard your teenager say on the phone, however, this is a handy reference for those of us less informed in the realm of lockerroom banter.