Sexual DictionaryDictionary of the F-Word
period:Short for: period of menstruation / menstrual period / my period(s) , are all based on the 19 th century medical usage of the word ' period ' for duration of a disease. See menstruation for synonyms.
See Also: abandonment (of a child), abdominal pregnancy, abnormal bleeding, accouchement, adolescence, adolescent growth spurt, baby bust, bad week, baker flying, become a lady, blindfold, blindfolding, blue balls, blueballs, cardinal has come, the, come around, come-down, coming on, curse of Eve, the, date of menarche, decorators are in, the, domestic afflictions, estrus, friend has come, gestation, heat, hell week, holy week, homosociality, IMB, impotence, in the Red Sea, infertile period, infertility, intermenstrual bleeding, lope the mule, lying-in, make out, menstruation, minge week, multiple climax, multiple orgasm, mutton dagger, nine day blues, pelvic inflammatory disease, period, Phthirus pubis, PID, puberty, put the flag out, rag time, roses, rutting time, sexual revolution, spoffskins, tail flowers, Tampax time, terms, time buying, toxic shock syndrome, transitional bisexuality, transvestic fetishism, TSS, Vatican roulette, wallflower week, wet season, wet week, wet weekend, woman's home companion, women's terms, women's thing
Quotes Containing period:
Lawrence Paros, The Erotic Tongue (1984): ''Sex comes from the Latin secare, "to cut or divide," and we first used the word to designate the two major categories of humanity we have come to know and love as male and female. (...) We later used the word sex not only for dividing the sexes, but to refer to qualities of being male or female. Over time we assigned specific attributes to each category. These distinctions were dutifully recorded in the esteemed OED, making-it all very official. The male was described as "the better" and "the sterner" sex ; the female, as "the fairer," "the gentler," "the softer," and "the devout" sex . Women were also called "the second" sex . For a period of time between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when people spoke of "the sex ," they had women in mind.''
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