What Do You Call “It”?

February 17th, 2012 by admin in Body-Image, Sexual Being, Sexuality, Shame
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What do you call your genitals?

Maybe you have a cute or fun pet name.


Perhaps you prefer to be clinical or use actual names of your anatomy.



Maybe you use the same name you did as a child.

“Your privates”


Perhaps you use something that feels spiritual.


Maybe you like slang.



Perhaps you use a term that makes you feel sexy.

Maybe you don’t use any words at.

“Down There”

Perhaps you use words that other people have used…words that make you feel dirty or yucky…but maybe you don’t like that part of your body much so you think that’s OK.

What's in a name - Rose

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare.

What you call your genitals is important. The words you use are important.  They reflects how you feel about your body.  How you feel about yourself.

If you are embarrassed to call your genitals anything, are you embarrassed about your body? If you refer to your body as “junk,” what does that say about your relationship with your body? I don’t care what you call “it” just as long as it is something that makes you feel good about your body.  Something that makes you feel empowered.  Something that makes you feel sexy or beautiful.  Something that makes you feel YOU.  Your genitals are a part of you, what would it take for you to love ALL of you?

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