There's a thread title I never thought I'd write. I have a problem in my sex scenes. There are no terms for female sex organs that I like and feel comfortable using - not for prudish reasons, just because I find them utterly ridiculous and cringey. If I talk about female genitalia with my friends or whatever (it happens) we use "vulva" and "vagina" but I'm very aware that to most people that sounds ridiculous and would make them think of a biology text book. They're definitely not sexy words for most readers. I just can't bring myself to be writing "pussy" or, even worse, any of those god-awful Mills and Boon type phrases. The last book I read kept talking about a "clinging love tunnel." *shudder* I'm okay with using "cock" for men, though I don't particularly like it. I don't even like the medically correct terms there. I have actually managed to write several sex scenes using vague terms like "between her legs" or only mentioning the clitoris, a word which I'm okay with and think readers are okay with, too. But for at least two of the scenes, which are important to the plot, I'm going into a lot of detail and I need a bit of variety. I don't want to end up with a 50 Shades situation where I have a sexually active, adult woman referring to her "down there." What words do you use?