A twitter discussion on (what else), bodily fluids resulted at one point in Remittance Girl raising the issue that there was no good single term for female bodily secretions on the level of ‘cum’ for males’. It is true that the origin of the term cum is fairly gender neutral – the fluids produced by orgasm – cum is still considered, on the whole a male thing. The slick, tasty, juices that a woman produces before and during sex and orgasm have no word of their own – nothing visceral – and it’s a travesty. Sure sure, there’s ‘pussy juice’ ‘slickness’, even ‘slime’ (which, yes, can be sexy if you write it right), but even vagjizz doesn’t come close to the hardcore appeal that cum has.
So, what to do? Invent a proper word, I say. Something that evokes the same hard, fucking, sexual aspect of come. Something associated with orgasm, but not exactly – like cum evolved from ‘coming’ – and mutated into ‘cumming’.
My humble proposal: ‘Clim‘
Roll that off your tongue for a moment and see how it feels. A little slippery? A little sweet? Maybe something to get used to the first time or two? Sound familiar? Why clim?
Well, the phonetic associations are many. It’s derived from ‘climax’ in much the same way ‘cum’ is from ‘come’. It rhymes with quim. It is alliterative with cunt and clit, and climb. It is similar but lighter off the tongue than cum when spoken – or tasted. It can be used in the more crass and ribald, associated with clam, as well.
Neologistically, it is evocative specifically of a woman’s pattern of arousal – she gets wet before climax as well as when she comes. Clim is produced on the climb to climax…
Literarily? Try it on for size.
on an aroused cunt
in candle light
Clim makes you
lick your lips
for a little taste.
My cum and your clim
intermingled on my cock
as I withdraw, spent.
I could see it catching on. Hell, my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
So – I challenge you – all of you. Don’t we need equal terms and sexual imagery for both sexes, don’t you wish you had something to describe that drop of arousal trickling down your lover’s thigh? Write me a poem, a flasher, a short story, an ode to clim – or just use it. The only way for a new word to make it is to be used. Perhaps the best path is to get it into the Urban Dictionary before shooting for the OED. Or maybe we can get Charlie Sheen to rant using it – that’d likely be the biggest shortcut.
But come on – show me your clim. Let me taste it. I dare you.
Being the visual guy I am, I also challenge you to find me an image that encapsulates and evokes clim properly – I know there are better than the one I’ve selected. –M