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Why do some people call sex 'hanky panky'

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Electrascoffee · 01/11/2018 21:18

I went out with a guy who called it this. I found it weird and suggests he thinks people shouldn't be doing it. And cringeworthy.

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themueslicamel · 01/11/2018 22:03

It's just a retrospective colloquialism.

No different to a bit of "how's your Father" or a million other euphemisms for sex historically.

You are overreacting.

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chestylarue52 · 02/11/2018 03:22

A man who calls sex ‘hanky panky’ should never, ever be allowed to touch you. HTH.

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Blokenamechangesexboard · 02/11/2018 05:56

What about "rumpy pumpy"?

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Electrascoffee · 02/11/2018 07:24

🤣🤣 I just don't like it. I think that how people use language does, to a certain extent reveal something about their thought processes.

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Blokenamechangesexboard · 02/11/2018 07:42

So what does "hanky panky" reveal then? Or should I say expose ?

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PussGirl · 02/11/2018 16:42

Calling it hanky panky sounds like he lives in a Carry On film Grin

Rumpy pumpy is funny I think - DP & I sometimes refer to it jokingly as that. Otherwise we call it sex, fucking or shagging Smile

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Blokenamechangesexboard · 03/11/2018 00:04

"Rumpy pumpy" makes me think of someone with a moustache who reads the Sun and likes women in stockings and suspenders.

Sex: a bit clinical.

Fucking: ow I've put my back out; can we stop?

Making love: soft rock, big hair and satin sheets after midnight.

Swiving: Shakespeare.

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TooOooOnaStubbs · 03/11/2018 09:59

The couple that invented sex (circa 1676) were called Hankthaniel Pankinthorpe and Rumbilena Pumpidou. The names stuck with the activity for many years - but like most words they evolved to the shortened versions that are prevalent today.

Source: I'm a professor of ancient stuff at the university of things.

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flapjackfairy · 03/11/2018 21:04

They invented sex ??
I am pretty sure they didn't!

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Electrascoffee · 03/11/2018 21:22

Invented sex??! lol who invented breathing?

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themueslicamel · 03/11/2018 21:28

They did, I was there at the time

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GrannyHaddock · 03/11/2018 22:00

OP, "hanky panky" is silly expression, and you are NBU to cringe when you hear it. The full phrase, "Hanky panky winky wanky" is another matter however and could not offend anybody.

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SirGawain · 03/11/2018 23:36

People who say "Rumpy Pumpy" read the Daily Telegraph not the Sun!

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Mk1234 · 04/11/2018 23:25

Lmao you lot crack me up.

Use it when i taking the piss.

My personal fave
'sexy sexy time'Wink

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Electrascoffee · 05/11/2018 05:37

Oh yes - sexy time that's another shocker!!

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Blokenamechangesexboard · 05/11/2018 07:49

"Sexy time" sounds like "mat time" or "dinner time", although I suppose they can be combined.

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PhilODox · 06/11/2018 00:12

Swiving? New one on me...

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YorkshireBelle3 · 11/11/2018 23:08

My personal fave is knockin' boots (prederably in a texan accent) as heard on the Client List.

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wishywashy6 · 12/11/2018 09:22

Out of interest OP, what do you call it?

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Electrascoffee · 12/11/2018 09:45

I call it sex, obvs

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wishywashy6 · 12/11/2018 09:57

Oh 😂

I suppose it depends on the context

I liked hanky panky winky wanky personally 😂😂

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Electrascoffee · 12/11/2018 10:41

lol I suppose I felt the way he was saying it was like it was not a normal thing to do.

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Blokenamechangesexboard · 12/11/2018 17:48

That's very bourgeois. DW and I call it "our duty to the Party".

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boolala12 · 12/11/2018 23:20

We now call it "having a dip" I told DP I needed a Dip one morning (meaning a dip for breadsticks at sainsburys) and he thought I meant I wanted sex. Weird.

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wishywashy6 · 13/11/2018 00:08

Haha these are brilliant 😂

I don't really think we call it anything... we just do it 🤷🏼‍♀️😂

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