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Top 10 Rap Sex Euphemisms

Talking about having sex is healthy. But with radio censors intent on bleeping out the most explicitly offensive material, what's Lil' Wayne to do when he wants to write an entire song about a woman performing oral sex on him? Invent a bizarre euphemisms for fun and profit. Below, the top ten euphemisms for sex made famous in rap songs.

10. "Lollipop"


DEFINING MOMENT: Lil' Wayne's "Lick it Like a Lollipop"

UNDERLYING MEANING: Sexual infantilization ahead. "It's basically a cock. As in lick the lollipop. Refering to blowjobs. Lil Wayne made a song called Lollipop about this topic."

SEE ALSO: 50 Cent's "Candy Shop"

9. "Ridin' My Pony"


DEFINING MOMENT: Ginuwine's "My Pony"

UNDERLYING MEANING: Ginuwine's pony, obviously, is his cock. One commenter commends Ginuwine for invoking a diminuitive horse as opposed to a more sizeable stallion; I'm just impressed he manages to carry the analogy throughout the song. His saddle is waiting, ladies.

8. "The Nappy Dug Out"


DEFINING MOMENT: Ice Cube's "Givin Up the Nappy Dug Out"

UNDERLYING MEANING: All this means is vagina, but points for originality.

7. "Milkshake"


DEFINING MOMENT: Kelis' "Milkshake"

UNDERLYING MEANING: I always assumed "milkshake" stood for "blowjob." In the context of the song, that interpretation would have Kelis performing mass outdoor yard blowjobs for all the boys. Kelis had this to say about the true meaning of the frothy drink: "Milkshake is just that thing that makes a woman stand out from everyone else. It's a thing that makes you sensual and warm and maternal. It could be about breasts but I don't have huge tits so you gotta work with what you got."

6. "Skeet"


DEFINING MOMENT: Lil' John's "Get Low"

Ejaculating; "To shoot your man juice up on ur bitch."

5. "Make it Rain"


DEFINING MOMENT: Fat Joe's "Make It Rain"

UNDERLYING MEANING: Urban Dictionary identifies two levels of euphemism in this rap standard: "In strip clubs, it is when you throw stacks of money all over women (this is the "edited" definition)"; "When a man ejaculates all over a woman (this is the "explicit" definition)."

SEE ALSO: Lil' Wayne's "Rain Man (Strip Club Anthem)"

4. "Superman That Ho"


DEFINING MOMENT: Soulja Boy's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"

UNDERLYING MEANING: Is it not intuitive? "When you cum on a girls back and then stick the sheets to her, so when she wakes up in the morning she has a cape."

3. "Wild Thing"


DEFINING MOMENT: Tone Loc's "Wild Thing"

UNDERLYING MEANING: Dropped in 1989, this song is one of the original examples of hip-hop sex euphemism. Now, "doin' the wild thing" is so intimately associated with having sex that it's hard to believe it was once ambiguous.

2. "O.P.P."


DEFINING MOMENT: Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P."

UNDERLYING MEANING: "Other People's Property," generally. Throughout the song, "O.P.P." is made to signify both "Other People's Penis" and "Other People's Pussy." According to Wikipedia, "when the song asks the listener if they're 'Down with O.P.P.,' it is asking the listener if he/she is willing to have sexual relations with a person who is known to already have a significant other." The enthusiastic call-and-response that generally accompanies this song suggests that we're all a bunch of cheaters. Or we have no fucking idea what Naughty by Nature is talking about.

1. "Doin' It"




  • Hill Rat

    "The Nappy Dug Out" should be number 1, definitely in my top 10 hip-hop songs of all time. If nothing else the song should get bonus points for sparking conversation about war & global politics with lines like this:

    "You should hear how she sounds wit a cock in her
    Boots get knocked from here to Czechoslovakia"

  • Ambiance

    Awesome awesome list, extremely funny. :)

  • Hocus Pocus

    This is terribly researched. A "milkshake" is when a girl shakes her tits. "Make it Rain" is not a sexual euphemism. It's also hard to say whether "supermaning" was what Soulja Boy was referring to, or if someone just came up with that on the internet. You could've just made this whole article about R. Kelly and it would've been much better for it.

  • Amanda Hess

    Hey Hocus,

    Yeah, Kelis righted my false assumption that a Milkshake had something to do with oral sex. I have to disagree with you about "Make it rain on dem hoes" though. Are Urban Dictionary and I the only ones who see the underlying ejaculation in that? Believe me, my Top 40 listening will be a lot less traumatizing if I'm proven wrong on that one.

    And next time, I will DEFINITELY make the whole thing about R. Kelly.

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  • Figure.10

    I think someone on UD just made up that 'superman' thing. People are always doing that. I think they just publish it because it's funny.

  • Sexy Eyez

    This shit is hella funny

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  • Dave

    Tip Drill should really be on this list. Made "famous" by Nelly's song Tip Drill, it is apparently the act of grinding against a girl's bare ass. NSFW video at the real song starts at 00:34

  • Amanda Hess

    Dave: Amazing.

  • Q

    Is there any surprise that Hip-Hop has contributed much to the euphamisms. No real challenge here. Rock, Blues, R&B, and several Pop singles could easily have similar lists. Hey Amanda, I wonder if you can find some examples in Country Music? Now that would be funny and TOTALLY unexpected.

  • Amanda Hess

    Q, I am totally going to come up with a Country Music list. I'm not sure how deeply euphemistic their sex songs are, but any genre that produced "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" is sure to provide some interesting subject matter.

  • Q

    Figure.10, Amanda is right on #4. The actual song is called 'Crank That'. Anyone confused about Soulja Boy Tellem need only look at this video posted here. In the lyrics, he actually says "Supa Soak that Ho". I'm not certain what type of gesture this is supposed to be (as this is supposed to be a dance), but it doesn't mean spraying her with water.

  • Hugh Jazzfan

    Points off for your research... and for Ice Cube I guess.. for not being so ORIGINAL.
    Nappy Dugout came from the song titled "Nappy Dugout" from the Funkadelic album, "Cosmic Slop."
    Maybe we can find sexual euphemism in music without lyrics. I can't listen to Ravel's annoying humping, cloying and unsatisfying "Bolero" without thinking about the Nappy Dugout and/or a big building crushing pink cookies in a plastic bag. I'm shocked the last reference was missed.

    Marion Barry for President 2012!

  • Q

    Hugh Jazzfan, you are correct. Aural euphemisms exist in music without lyrics. Art of Noise's Moments in Love comes to mind. Still the purpose of this list is "RAP". Once she finished the "COUNTRY" euphemisms, then she can work on the instrumentals. LOL!

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  • Kay

    Have you heard of Gucci Mane. Which such lyrics as "wrap it like an egg roll" and "beat up on the taco", I think he desires to be an honorable mention. "It's, Gucci!"

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  • Mark

    Funkadelic had a song called "Nappy Dugout," Ice Cube didn't invent it

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