for example -- making love.
guys, you definitely want yer. you might even like her. but do you truly love her?
an aside: you don't make love because love is an action, not an object. you make a house, a table and chair, or a car. and you don't truly put the pedal to the metal; you put it on the metal.
other bad examples:
- sexual intercourse -- by the time most guys have said it, they're through doing it.
- sleeping with -- now, how much sleep are you getting? and how much sleep do you want to get?
- tap -- you don't do that to your lover; you do that to a keg of beer.
- knocking boots -- that's what farmers do to get mud and snow off their clodhoppers.
- shag -- only if you're austin powers, baby, and as rarely as possible. besides, it's a lousy style of rug and too hard to keep clean.
- the beast with two backs -- only if you're william shakespeare.
- rogering royally seven ways 'til sunday -- i don't want to talk that fancy all the time.
- bang, nail, pound, hammer or screw -- it doesn't sound like you're having sex; it sounds like you're building a house. if that's so, you're not a lover; you're a carpenter.
but if you use that word around here, you get strange and uncomprehending looks. and if you talk about its origins, you definitely get strange and uncomprehensing looks -- and often with a bit of nastiness.
i don't like using the word fuck for the sexual act because it has a nasty implication. for example, if someone cuts you off in traffic and if someone cheats you of something, i bet you'll say:
"FUCK YOU, YOU MOTHERFUCKING SON OF A MOTHERFUCKING BITCH!!!"
hell, you might as replace the word fuck with the word rape.
then, during the same day, you'll say to your significant other, "baby, because i love you so much, i want to fuck you."
what the hell?
addenum, october 13: this weekend, i realized that if you substituted the word fork for the word fuck, you'd have the same intent and attitude.