Erotic vocabulary composed entirely of squeals and giggles

And yet even in the dark years of this century, Britsex bubbled under, though in an infantile way: … an erotic vocabulary composed entirely of squeals and giggles; even the very words “slap and tickle”, a euphemism for the carnal act no other nation on the planet could have coined… And that was all there was to it: we were ludicrously vague as to what the actual beast with the two backs was about. I mean what are you going to learn about sexuality when the only other phrase you have to describe it, apart from “s and t”, is, “a bit of the other”? The other what? Leg? Bathroom? Day?
Nicholas Lezard, “In Praise of British Women”, GQ, December 1996, p.174

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