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suggestions please, acceptable term for DDs 'bits'!

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damdaffs Mon 18-Aug-08 10:14:14

OK, i know this is a bit silly but DD has spent a lot of summer with no nappy on and as she is getting into naming parts of the body i realised last night i dont know what to call her 'front bottom'.

any suggestions???

LadyThompson Mon 18-Aug-08 10:21:32

There have been a lot of threads on this in the very recent past.

Most people seem to call it a minny or a fairy hmm but it'll be a fanny for my DD, even though her grannies won't be impressed. And bum for the back bit.

lilymolly Mon 18-Aug-08 10:23:35

we call ours Lulu!

but you will get flamed unless you call it a vulva grin

Uriel Mon 18-Aug-08 10:30:56

We stuck with bits. grin

LadyThompson Mon 18-Aug-08 10:35:34

I watched that programme about vaginal surgery last night and a lot of them called it a fou fou. I think it doesn't really matter what you call it as long as it doesn't have overtones of shame - there were teenage girls having labial surgery sad

crunchynutter Mon 18-Aug-08 10:50:35

moo moo

Was a tuppence by parents/granparents but for me it's a moo!

nailpolish Mon 18-Aug-08 10:52:10

we call it a flower

kormachameleon Mon 18-Aug-08 10:52:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Mon 18-Aug-08 10:55:21

jesus christ do we have to have this thread every week (apologies to damdaffs, but really try the archives)

beanieb Mon 18-Aug-08 10:55:46


CouldYouWouldYouWithaGoat Mon 18-Aug-08 10:58:42

to summarise what normally happens on these threads.

1 no it is not a vagina, it is your vulva
2 who is their right minds encourages a 3 year old to say vulva?
3 front bottom, flower, fanny etc is regarded as the anatomical equivalent of fruitshoots and sausages rolls.
4 call it whatever teh hell you like.

sweetkitty Mon 18-Aug-08 11:05:03

Did anyone else tell the TV last night "it's not a perfect vagina it's a vulva, the vagina is the tube the hole FFS, the vulva is the bit with the labia"

Sorry off on one we kind of call it "girlie bits" bu default. Wanted to use fanny but it's rude why though? In the US it means bum and isn't rude.

lilymolly Mon 18-Aug-08 11:08:21

Told you grin

VictorianSqualor Mon 18-Aug-08 11:16:34

We use 'bits' in general conversation, like 'Put you bits away' or 'have you wiped your bits?' but DD&DS both know it's a vuvla and a boy has a penis.
Whatever you use make sure it is universally understood i.e don't pick a word out of a dictionary with your eyes closed. Your child may one day have to communicate with someone other than yourself and they need to be understood.

lauraloola Mon 18-Aug-08 11:19:13

Lady bits smile

beanieb Mon 18-Aug-08 11:21:15

Why is it Vulva and not Vagina? Have I been wrong all these years?

VictorianSqualor Mon 18-Aug-08 11:22:55

beanieb, the vagina is the passage where the penis goes/baby comes out.
It's just we are taught at school that the 'penis enters the vagina' and assume the whole thing is a vagina.
Much prefer the word vuvla though, I think it's quite pretty.

hughjarssss Mon 18-Aug-08 11:24:18

I have the same question beanieb

And sweetkitty's explatiotion didn't help as I don't know what a labia is either

BitOfFun Mon 18-Aug-08 11:25:27

Hmm, Vulva - could be a girl's name smile

VictorianSqualor Mon 18-Aug-08 11:26:05

hugh, the labia are the lips.

BitOfFun Mon 18-Aug-08 11:26:46

Labia= flappy bits (in my case anyway, ha)

VictorianSqualor Mon 18-Aug-08 11:27:31 go down to the picture.

beanieb Mon 18-Aug-08 11:27:50

see [[ here]]

hughjarssss Mon 18-Aug-08 11:28:30

Now I understand! Thanks smile

BitOfFun Mon 18-Aug-08 11:28:42

I couldn't bring myself to watch that show last night. Do you think all this new surgery stuff is down to too much porn being seen now, so we are all supposed to look like the actresses?

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