How to comfortably use the words “penis” and “vagina” in business talk

Escorts who refer to their clients’ penises as “wee wees” or “willies” cannot expect to be taken seriously. And unless you’re attempting to indulge your client with some dirty talk, the slang alternatives are not much more suitable. As a result, becoming comfortable with the correct anatomical names for the genitalia is necessary. However, the words “vagina” and “penis” seem so taboo in regular conversation, it’s often quite challenging to incorporate them smoothly into your instructions to clients.

It’s important to understand the significance of the taboo issue concerning these parts of the body. In ancient times, the female genitals were worshipped and idolized for fertility and love. It’s only when Christianity began to be shoved down people’s minds as a state religion that nature (allegedly created by the very same God) became something to be ashamed of. This taboo – as a part of the blanket demonization of everything related to sex – is alive and well to this day. Few parents are willing to teach their children the correct names for their private parts, opting instead to use “pee pee”, “willie”, “ding dong” or “hoo ha”. People seem to have a sincere phobia of teaching these words, feeling they are wrecking their children’s innocence. The taboo on these words went so far in June 2012 as to cause Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown to be banned from speaking on the house floor after using the word “vagina”. The Speaker of the House insisted she failed to maintain expected decorum.

According to linguistic specialist Shonna Trinch, Ph.D. of City University of New York, taboos associated with words stem from three categories: 1) fear, 2) illness, death or criminality, or 3) decency or propriety. In the case of words for the genitals, all three categories may be applied to discern reasons for society’s association with discrimination against the terms.

Additionally, through the use of common slang terms and swear words, the names for the genitals are often used as insults. Men are called “dicks”, “dickheads” or “pussies”. Often, women are labeled as “cunts”. With these terms in use regularly, it’s no wonder that any word associated with them is often avoided.

Many groups have fought against society’s ban on these words. Recently in the U.K, Jamie McCartney created a piece of art called the “Great Wall of Vagina” on display featuring various depictions of women’s vaginas and vulvas. The Muff March took place in London, and Naomi Wolf’s recent e-book entitled Vagina: A New Biography had its full title returned on iTunes after being listed as V****a: A New Biography). U.S. stand-up comics regularly use the words “penis” and “vagina” in their routines, much to the pleasure of their audiences. In 1996, the play “Vagina Monologues”, written by Eve Ensler, made quite a stir and was performed worldwide for liberal crowds. Two years later in 1998 in Australia, Simon Morley and David Friend developed a performance they called “Puppetry of the Penis”. They performed their show for global audiences and bent their penises and scrotums into hamburgers, the Eifel Tower and the Loch Ness Monster, in attempts to bring “penis” to the mainstream.

However, efforts have not been fully successful, as the general public is still sensitive to words describing the human genitals. From school children being removed from classrooms after being taught anatomical terms to U.S. advertisements banning the word “vagina”, people are still immature and resistant to embracing the reality of having a body.

Why does this matter to an escort? Well, it seems silly to refer to your client’s penis as his “ding dong”. Imagine tell him that you want to stroke his big, erect “wee wee”.

In order to be taken seriously as an escort, you must learn to use these terms comfortably, as they really are words of your trade. Here are some realistic tips you can implement to ease into using “penis” and “vagina” with comfort and style:

  1. Desensitize yourself with practice. While you’re preparing for an encounter or just milling around the house, say phrases that include the words to yourself. Say them out loud. Focus on being able to say them comfortably and without hesitation. If it helps, just say the words (without the phrases or full sentences) as a way to become accustomed to them.
  2. Retrain your brain that it’s okay to use these words. Just as the rest of society has been subjected to prudish perspectives, you may be under the impression that these words are dirty. Realize that educators, psychologists, physicians and child specialists encourage the use of these words early on, teaching children that these terms are acceptable and preferred descriptors. Review their true definitions, focusing on the fact that these are the words that educated, respected people use.
  3. Listen to how silly the alternatives sound. If necessary, record yourself iterating phrases using childish words for the genitals. Put yourself in your client’s place if you were to say these things to him. Realize that even if you are uncomfortable with the genuine terms, you will sound even more ridiculous using the substitutions.
  4. Take pride in your body parts. The ancient Greeks and Romans (along with many others) were very comfortable with their natural organs. Follow suit and realize that the genitals are vessels of wonder. If that’s too corny for you, simply be confident in the amount of pleasure that can be created with these body parts and realize that it’s not shameful in the least.
  5. Use confidence as you say these new phrases. Even if you are not completely comfortable, attempt to use the terms with certainty. Eventually, your assuredness with become genuine and comfort will soon follow.
  6. Avoid pausing as you’re using the words. If you pause in the middle of a statement, perhaps, right before using the word “penis” or “vagina”, you are bringing much more attention to it than you would without the slight break. Say the entire phrase or sentence using the word without hesitation or stopping. Make your delivery smooth and effortless.
  7. Encourage your clients to use the words, too. Ditching the silly names will help you both avoid the giggles when your client says, “My willie is hard!” You are both adults, and you should both use appropriate adult terminology for your genitals. (Unless, of course, your role playing dictates otherwise.) You are both sexy, passionate adults and deserve to treat your encounter as such, instead of applying a juvenile context to it.