Pussy is a noun , an adjective , and in rare uses a verb in the English language. It has several meanings, including use as slang , as euphemism , and as vulgarity. Common meanings of the noun include " cat ", as well as " coward or weakling ", and "the human vulva or vagina ", or as a synecdoche , " sexual intercourse with a woman". The etymology of the word is not entirely clear. Several different senses of the word have different histories or origins. The noun pussy meaning "cat" comes from the Modern English word puss , a conventional name or term of address for a pet cat. The word puss is attested in English as early as The words puss and derived forms pussy and pusscat were extended to refer to girls or women by the seventeenth century. Noah Webster , in his original American Dictionary of the English Language , defined pussy as: "inflated, swelled; hence, fat, short and thick; and as persons of this make labor in respiration, the word is used for short breathed". He gave pursy as a "corrupt orthography" or misspelling of pussy.
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The audio, which was recorded in , featured now President Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault by saying that, because of his celebrity, he can grab various? And many women were having none of that. Women are newly empowered to use the word—formerly considered vulgar—proudly. We talk about our pussies all the time, in a variety of different settings, with lots of different people. But to really reclaim a word that was typically used to dismiss female anatomy, it's important to understand its history. Where does it come from, and why do we use it? Personally, I always assumed we describe vaginas as pussies because they do, IMHO, look somewhat like cats—specifically, Dr. Turns out other slang terms for vaginas date back to as far as , when the first recorded use of the word cunt appeared.
A guide to cunnilingus.
Have you ever wondered what that stuff in your panties is and why it changes? Yeah we did too That whole hymen-breaks-when-you-lose-your-"virginity" thing is a total myth.
Now more than ever, The Stranger depends on your support to help fund our coverage. Please consider supporting local, independent, progressive media with a one-time or recurring contribution. Our staff is working morning, noon, and night to make your contributions count. L esbians, ahead of their time, have always known the importance of cunnilingus. But for far too long, cunnilingus was seen as taboo by both heterosexual women and men.