French Sex vocabulary and expressions are used all the time in movies. Books don’t cover this topic but I think it will be very helpful to adult students to understand French Sex Vocabulary, and know which words NOT to use to avoid huge faux-pas.
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Of course, this lesson is intended for adults: I don’t wish to offend anybody, but there is no reason to write a French lesson about sex if you are not going to be explicit about it. I will also block the comment section for obvious reasons.
1 – How to Say to Have Sex and to Make Love in French?
The commonly used expression is “faire l’amour”, which translates perfectly into “to make love”.
There are tons of vulgar expressions about it, the most common one being “baiser” used as a verb. This means to fuck, in the physical way as well as the mental one, just like ‘to get screwed’. In that case, it is mostly used in the verb in the reflexive form: “se faire baiser”.
2 – “Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir” = Would You Like To Have Sex With Me Tonight?
Made famous by “Lady Marmalade”, this song lyric is also a very direct pick-up line.
You have no idea how many times a student naively said that to me to show they knew “some” French. Obviously they didn’t mean it. Still, it’s quite embarrassing.
So, unless you want to asksomeone to have sexual intercourse, stay away from that line.
“Coucher avec quelqu’un” = to have sex with someone
3 – French Synonyms For HavingSex–More or Less Vulgar
Here are some French synonyms and expressions for ‘making love’.
There are of course many more, but I’ll list here the most used ones, and let you know whether they are vulgar.
So, we already saw “faire l’amour”, “baiser” and “coucher”…
“S’envoyer en l’air” = literally to send yourself in the air. Common.“Faire des galipettes” = to do somersaults. Cute.“Tirer un/son coup” = lit: to shoot a blow. Vulgar.“Copuler, s’accoupler” = to copulate. Scientific.“Se taper quelqu’un” = to “do” someone. Vulgar.“Faire crac-crac” = to do “crac crac” (sound) – Cute.“Forniquer “= to fornicate. Old fashioned.“Niquer” = to fuck. Vulgar.“Sauter” = to jump but in context meaning to fuck. Vulgar.“Avoir une relation sexuelle” = to have sexual intercourse. Euh… ? Descriptive?
For more, I’ll direct you to wikipedia. Watch out though that I personally know maybe a third of the expressions listed there… So it’s fun, but not so useful.
7 – How to Say Boobs in French
Back to a ton of words. “Les Seins (m)” is scientific and the most common term.
“La poitrine” refers to “the chest” but is mistaken for boobs, and often used in the plural: “les poitrines” although it is a mistake.
“Les nichons (m), “les nibards (m)”, “les miches (f)” = vulgar but common.“Les nénés” = very common. A bit childish.“Les tétons” = literally the tits, but used to describe the whole breast. Common.“le buste” (bust), “la gorge”(throat) = more upscale French. Common though.
Of course, here again shape will provide all names of fruits… “les oranges”, “les poires” (pears), “les melons” (cantaloupes), “les pastèques” (watermelons), but also “les oeufs au plat” (sunny side eggs in French) for smaller boobs 🙂
For some reason,there are also manycar related synonyms : “les airbags”, “les amortisseurs”(shock absorbers), “les pare-chocs” (bumpers)…
8 – How To Say Butt in French
The common French word for butt is “les fesses (f)” = buttlocks.
The vulgar, but mostcommon one is “le cul” – l silent = the ass.
Common synonyms include:
“Le derrière” = the behind. Old fashioned.“Le postérieur” = the behind. Old fashioned.“L’arrière-train” = the back train. Old fashioned“Le fion” = ass. Very old fashioned (but also still used to describe poultry parts like the back of a chicken/hen.)
Honestly, we mostly use “les fesses” and “le cul”.
Watch out for the French pronunciation :
“le cou” = koo sound = the neck“le cul” = ku sound = the ass“les couilles” = koo Y sound = testicules