A Rose by Any Other Name


Let’s talk about semen.

As a reader or a writer, what do you prefer to call it? Some popular euphemisms include:

  • Cum
  • Seed
  • Spunk
  • Jizz
  • Spooge
  • Load
  • Cream
  • Jism

Along with some others that get more laughable as the list goes on. (Man glue? Ball snot?? Baby batter?!?) So, what’s your favourite word for it? Or do you just prefer good ol’ “semen”? If you’re a writer, do you do your best to avoid calling it anything?

For writers and readers, does the time period of the story matter? For example, does “seed” fit for a historical, but stick out like a sore cock thumb in a contemporary story?