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Making love. To want to throw up.....

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TheNaze73 Mon 13-Jun-16 16:51:37

When people use the expression "making love"

Makes me want to vomit on the spot, puts my teeth on edge & it just sounds, so Mills and Boon


LordoftheTits Mon 13-Jun-16 16:52:15

YANBU, it's so cringey!

Bananalanacake Mon 13-Jun-16 16:55:58

Yes, I had an older exBF who said it in such a cringey way it put me right off him.

Dozer Mon 13-Jun-16 16:56:29


TheHiphopopotamus Mon 13-Jun-16 16:56:35

Yanbu, but everything else sounds a bit harsh. Fucking and shagging? I can't thing of a 'nice' way to put it otherwise. 'Let's have sex' is a bit clinical and unromantic.

Cutecat78 Mon 13-Jun-16 16:56:48

I don't mind it at the right moment - it's quite romantic blush

GreaseIsNotTheWord Mon 13-Jun-16 16:59:14

YANBU op. Makes me cringe.

acasualobserver Mon 13-Jun-16 17:00:50

What expression would you prefer, OP?

NotExactlyHappyToHelp Mon 13-Jun-16 17:01:46

Yanbu! It makes me feel all crawly and wrong.

As TheHiphopopotamus (love your NN) says though everything else either sounds too clinical I.e 'Having sex' or 'intercourse' or too wild and devoid of emotion 'fucking' etc.

We usually go with the Marvin Gaye route of 'getting it on' accompanied by winking and waggling of eyebrows but I'm well aware that'd make some people want to barf.

Cutecat78 Mon 13-Jun-16 17:04:23

"I'm going to nail you in two?"


romoca Mon 13-Jun-16 17:04:22

Hehe it is a bit cringy, I only say it when messing around with the hubby just for euugh factor!!!

daydreamnation Mon 13-Jun-16 17:10:57

I hate it too but agree that there isn't a great alternative. I'd be insulted if someone I had only just met referred to it as fucking but more than happy for dh to say it blush

MrsJorahMormont Mon 13-Jun-16 17:18:14

It is a loathsome expression. It shouldn't be but it is.

Ilovetorrentialrain Mon 13-Jun-16 17:19:22

Who is saying to you OP? Tell them it's putting you off!

KateLivesInEngland Mon 13-Jun-16 17:19:54

I once heard my dad use that terminology (towards my mum) when I was a kid. It scarred me, I tell you!
I honestly can't hear it without shuddering, let alone use it myself.

exWifebeginsat40 Mon 13-Jun-16 17:20:31

'heyyy baby. you DTF?'

not really any smooth way to broach the subject, i don't think. although in my early 20s, 'fancy a shag?' usually worked.

claraschu Mon 13-Jun-16 17:20:46

Some things are better left unsaid. Whatever happened to wordless communication and a little bit of innuendo?

BastardGoDarkly Mon 13-Jun-16 17:20:48

We say 'fancy a shag' or 'fancy a fuck' yes, we've got two kids, romance is dead.

If dh said 'im going to make love to you' I'd gaffaw I reckon.

ThePinkOcelot Mon 13-Jun-16 17:22:37

Lol Banana, me too!! He started talking about when we start making love! Ewww I could have puked right there and then!

Arfarfanarf Mon 13-Jun-16 17:22:42

I don't know why but I hate it. I cannot say it seriously. No matter how I try, it comes out in a sneery voice with a weird lurrrrrrrve.

I find it an embarrassing phrase. Which is bonkers, really. It's like I'm still 14 hmm

Plus no love is being created. So from an accuracy pov it bothers me too grin

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 13-Jun-16 17:22:54

Me and oh made love once. Both decided it was not for us and now just fuck. You're gonna get it suffices.

littlejeopardy Mon 13-Jun-16 17:24:31

Doesn't bother me, but it isn't one I use. Now I come to think of it, I am not sure what we say... I think we just look hopeful and say 'do you wanna...?'

OurBlanche Mon 13-Jun-16 17:26:55

OK... Maybe, maybe not smile

MaidOfStars Mon 13-Jun-16 17:27:20

Hate it. As my husband once reminded me (when I spent too long gazing at him as we kissed), 'It's always been 'fucking' with us - it's what we do'.

Tantric spiritual sensuality we are not.

bibbitybobbityyhat Mon 13-Jun-16 17:27:33

Feeling like vomiting on the spot is a massive over reaction.

Can't you just think "well that's not how I would put it".

Live and let live eh?

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