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Are there any slang terms for the cervix?
March 4, 2011 3:29 PM   Subscribe

Are there any slang terms for the cervix?
posted by gregr to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
At my house, it's the manta ray.
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:35 PM on March 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


killbutton?
(as in, you hit it, game over.)
posted by iamkimiam at 3:36 PM on March 4, 2011 [9 favorites]


I remember having a conversation about this in college. We generally concluded that there were not really any slang terms in actual use (this was before the internet and its corners of you-can't-shock-me, I'll-find-a-nasty-way-of-saying-anything culture), and that this was because, in general, men can't really see it.
posted by Miko at 3:37 PM on March 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cervizzix?
posted by theredpen at 3:37 PM on March 4, 2011


The Wall, as in: "Stop, your hitting the wall. Let's reposition."
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:39 PM on March 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Manta Ray ...very curious about how that came to be? Also, I will be using that incessantly from now on.
posted by AlliKat75 at 3:44 PM on March 4, 2011


I feel like a lot of men don't even know what it is. And I also feel like men make up a lot of the slang terms for lady parts.
posted by elpea at 3:49 PM on March 4, 2011


BF says "Backstop".
posted by amethysts at 3:53 PM on March 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


The Honda CRV EX
posted by Confess, Fletch at 4:08 PM on March 4, 2011 [7 favorites]


AlliKat75: Manta Ray ...very curious about how that came to be?

When practicing Fertility Awareness, it helps to check the positioning of the cervix throughout the cycle. At certain points, it's like a visit to the ray tank at the aquarium. (The cervix feels smooth, rubbery.)

elpea: I feel like a lot of men don't even know what it is. And I also feel like men make up a lot of the slang terms for lady parts.

FWIW, I'm a woman. But I also call my breasts "Sacco and Vanzetti," so maybe there's just something not right with me.

What's that? TMI? Don't be silly, it's Metafilter....
posted by Iris Gambol at 4:10 PM on March 4, 2011 [16 favorites]


The stupid saying is that the cervix feels like the tip of your nose. Which I guess makes sense if you've got a cold and your nose is completely covered in mucus, but most days I've got my nose more under control than that. So I have been known to call it my inner nose.
posted by jessamyn at 4:18 PM on March 4, 2011 [10 favorites]


Iris...In addition to now and forever referring to my cervix as "the manta ray", I am also seriously considering referring to sex as "a trip to the ray tank". Thank you for making my Friday so much fun.
posted by AlliKat75 at 4:21 PM on March 4, 2011 [8 favorites]


The goalie.
posted by Askr at 5:18 PM on March 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


On the show Ugly Americans, one of the characters says, "I want to do the deepness with you... You know, hit all the walls." Do the Deepness has been in my mind ever since.
posted by hermitosis at 5:42 PM on March 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


I've worked in the field of STDs/HIV for over 15 years, and I've never once heard a slang term for a cervix. Interesting! I've heard (and seen) *everything you can imagine*.....
posted by tristeza at 6:46 PM on March 4, 2011


When practicing Fertility Awareness, it helps to check the positioning of the cervix throughout the cycle.

Not that this will ever catch on, and I'll have a lot to answer for if the fact that I related this publicly ever makes it back to my wife, but I referred to my wife's cervix as "Hakeem" when we were trying to conceive. As in Hakeem Olaijuwon, who holds the NBA record for blocked shots by a wide margin.

"Let's hope that Hakeem is having an off night."

"IUI? So we're just going to bribe the refs because we can't beat Hakeem?"
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:43 PM on March 4, 2011 [14 favorites]


The very first time I had a pelvic exam, the nurse practitioner made me look at my cervix while I had the speculum in. It looked like a slimy, fleshy doughnut. So now I call it the Flesh Doughnut.

Unrelated side note: I know my NP meant well, but I could have done without that. I was also majorly surprised at my next pelvic exam when it took 5 minutes instead of 20, because there wasn't anyone explaining every step of everything to me along the way. When there's a speculum involved, I generally just want to get that over with as soon as possible, explanation be damned.
posted by Fuego at 9:24 PM on March 4, 2011


A search on urbandictionary.com for the word "cervix" reveals a bunch of cervix-related slang and a couple of slang terms, including the ever-classy "bottom of the pussy hole".
posted by NoraReed at 12:54 AM on March 5, 2011


Bottom.

Okay, well, um, at least in the phrases "bottom out" and "hit bottom."
posted by Sys Rq at 1:00 PM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Uterass.
posted by SquidLips at 3:10 PM on March 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


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