In fact, a new book, Knickers In A Twist: A Dictionary Of English Slang (CanonGate), suggests the Brits have more than stiff upper lips when it comes to sex.
For example: When a male Brit talks about masturbating, he may use the phrase bash the Bishop an obvious reference to some kind of resemblance between a male sex organ and a chess Bishop.
On the other hand, a Englishwoman who wants her man to perform oral sex might ask him to tip the velvet.
Other dirty phrases that are lewd in London but nice in New York include....
Finally, cottaging is the polite term for cruising public toilets for anonymous sex.
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