VOTE The Best Euphemisms for Sex  

Christie Buckner
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Ah, sex. Over the centuries, few things have wielded such power over mankind as the promise of a great romp between the sheets. And because it’s on our minds practically all the time, it’s no wonder it’s been a topic of conversation for almost every person ever. Perhaps that’s why it’s also gotten so many nicknames and aliases throughout history. (Or maybe it’s just because “horizontal tango” sounds a lot more romantic and exciting than “performing coitus” when you’re telling your friend’s about last night’s escapades.) Regardless, here we’ve created a list to pay homage to all the best euphemisms for sex that have spun their way into popular culture.

We kicked things off with a few of our own fun phrases and other names for sex, but we also invite you to add your own favorites as well. A warning to readers in advance: this list has as a lot of potential to get graphic, so it’s not for children or the weak of heart.

That said, if you’re ready to celebrate some of the best euphemisms for the everyone’s favorite activity, you’re in the right place! Here you’ll find some of your favorite, classic sex nicknames and maybe even learn a few new ones. We’ve got everything from classy cover words for doing the nasty to blatant, not so subtle slang for sex. We’ve also included sex terms for specific sexual encounters such as the “quickie” and the “wam bam thank you ma’am.” Enjoy!

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F---ing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
F---ing

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380 169
Making Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Making Love

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313 148
Sleeping Together is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Sleeping Together

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288 152
Getting Laid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Laid

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284 168
Banging is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Banging

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260 152
Quickie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Quickie

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244 149
Getting Lucky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Lucky

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259 164
Getting Some is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Some

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229 142
Doing It is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Doing It

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221 142
Getting It On is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting It On

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211 158
Hooking Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Hooking Up

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194 163
Screwing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Screwing

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179 175
Doing the Nasty/ Doing the Dir... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Doing the Nasty/ Doing the Dirty

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168 164
Getting Busy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Busy

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181 189
Knocking Boots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Knocking Boots

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168 177
Afternoon Delight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Afternoon Delight

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158 173
Pounding It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Pounding It

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156 174
Roll in the Hay is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Roll in the Hay

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95 101
Bumping Uglies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Bumping Uglies

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154 190
Tappin' It is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Tappin' It

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156 196
Nooky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Nooky

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92 104
Laying Pipe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Paul Nyhart added Laying Pipe

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146 190
Shagging is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Shagging

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148 196
Horizontal Tango is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Horizontal Tango

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142 192
Humping is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Humping