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October 29, 2009

Naughty Bits

Thursday Thirteen

This week I have a naughty list – blame on my erotic romance writer background because I get to research this stuff. :grin:

Thirteen Names for the Male Genitals

1. Crown jewels (1960s)
2. Wedding tackle (1910s)
3. Bat and balls (1940s)
4. kit (19th century)
5. tiddley-hoy (1930s – Irish)
6. stock-in-trade (late 19th century)
7. dongs and gongs (20th century)
8. bag of tricks (mid 19th century)
9. barber’s sign – a standing pole and two washballs (late 18th century)
10. three-piece suite (1970s)
11. goodies (1950s – USA)
12. gear (late 19th century)
13. naughty bits (1970s)

Source: The Big Book Of Filth: 6500 Sex Slang Words and Phrases


  1. Ms Menozzi

    I really, really like number 5! I’ll have to find ways to use that phrase in real life… Tiddley-hoy!


    I would also like to submit, for your approval, a variation on number 2:

    “Tickle tackle”

    Ciao for now!
    Happy TT!

  2. Stephanie Adkins

    LOL! I haven’t heard of most of those. Great list. Happy Thursday! :grin:

  3. Ella Drake

    Oh, I love these.
    I hear “naughty bits” around the house quite a bit. :mrgreen:

  4. Jaime

    These are great LOL! :grin:

  5. Adelle Laudan

    Too funny! It would be hard to keep a straight face at an inopportune moment if I heard any of these. lol
    Happy T13!

  6. Kaye Manro

    These are great, Shelley, and so much fun too, lol.

  7. Alice Audrey

    What? No “man bits”? :grin:

  8. Mary

    Those are too funny. Now you know you have to research and find all the names for the women’s naughty bits names. hahahahaha

    I hear ‘Naughty bits’ around here quite a bit too. ;)

  9. Elise Logan

    Fun list. And some of those I use or hear used a good bit even now.

  10. Yvette Davis

    Hubby calls his his “unit”…..too much time around machinery maybe?

    You could also do a historical list – names from the Victorian era or? That would be fun!

  11. Susan Helene Gottfried

    Okay, that does it. Your writing job is cooler than MY writing job. (I’m trying to sneak out to see the Michael Jackson movie. Doesn’t look promising and I’m bummed.)

  12. Shelley Munro

    Yvette – guess what I’m going to think of every time I watch The Unit now? :mrgreen:

  13. Shelley Munro

    Susan – it has its moments. I hope you get to that movie.

  14. Heather

    *Shaking head*

    Suuuuure it was for research. Too funny! LOL

  15. Linda Henderson

    I’ve never heard of a lot of these. How funny.

  16. Janice Seagraves

    Hmm, these sound Kiwi to me, and wedding tackle sounds a bit Aussie. I bet it was fun doing the reseach.

    Happy TT.

  17. Mary

    Do older guys get mad if you call their’s…old fella? *snicker*