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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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Making Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Making Love
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Sleeping Together is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Sleeping Together
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Banging is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Banging
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Getting Laid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Laid
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Doing It is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Doing It
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Quickie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Quickie
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Getting Some is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Some
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Getting Lucky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Lucky
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Getting It On is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting It On
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Hooking Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Hooking Up
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Screwing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Screwing
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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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Getting Busy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Getting Busy
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Bumping Uglies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Bumping Uglies
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Knocking Boots is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Knocking Boots
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The Funky Monkey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
VernL.Ripley added The Funky Monkey
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Pounding It is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Pounding It
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Laying Pipe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Paul Nyhart added Laying Pipe
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Afternoon Delight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Afternoon Delight
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Roll in the Hay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Roll in the Hay
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Shagging is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Shagging
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Tappin' It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Tappin' It
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Nooky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Nooky
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Horizontal Tango is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Euphemisms for Sex
Horizontal Tango