Friday, April 18, 2008

Scissoring

Although I'm a big fan of the cartoon South Park, I'm not an expert on lesbian sex. So I have to admit that I was a bit confused when, watching South Park series 11 episode "D-Yikes!" recently, I suddenly heard the character Janet Garrison say:

Really, I don't even understand how two women can make love, I mean, unless they just kinda, scissor or something?

In case any readers aren't familiar with the South Park characters, I should explain that Janet Garrison was a bald man until series 9. He then had a sex change operation and became a bald woman, which lasted until series 12 when she had the operation reversed to become a man again. Anyway, I wasn't sure whether scissoring was a genuine entry on the menu of lesbian love-making, or whether it was simply the product of the over-active and awesomely fertile imaginations of the South Park writers!

Luckily wikipedia came to the rescue. The article on tribadism, explains that scissoring is indeed a term for the sexual activity where two women rub their genitals together in a form of mutual masturbation.

In the world of gay male sex, I'm familiar with frottage of course which is the closest equivalent. Unfortunately though, I don't think the scissoring position would work with two guys. On the contrary, I think it would be absolutely ball-gridingly painful!

4 comments:

David said...

Hence Scissor Sisters...

Queers United said...

i guess you learn new things every day, this sexual term, and now the scissor sisters

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SubtleKnife said...

Hehehe, none of the Scissor Sisters are lesbians, though.

There's a funny clip of Ana Matronic (who is straight) on their first DVD demonstrating the position with two fingers from each hand...

Anonymous said...

LOL, GB you make me laugh!