Mandarin Love: Chinese Idioms For Talking About Sex | Speaking of China

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  1. fernando
    fernando August 17, 2012 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    cool

  2. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian August 17, 2012 at 9:18 am | | Reply

    If married couples can still enjoy sex like 偷香窃玉 touxiang qieyu (literally like stolen scent and pilfered jade) ah, like the thrill of illicit sex, won’t that surely add to their sex life? 巫山云雨 wushan yunyu is a clever and subtle reference that makes me laugh!

  3. Dan
    Dan August 17, 2012 at 11:22 am | | Reply

    I wonder who is the Chinese person here. I found “Dreams Over Red Mansions”.
    I prefer English expressions in this department, more explicit. Ideal choice a man to get it on.

  4. Sveta
    Sveta August 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm | | Reply

    @Dan is it by Cao Xueqin? I’m reading the fifth volume and so far I fail to understand how the novel is sexual…

    Nice phrases by the way, reminds me that I wish summer was over already. (Not fun being single, living in a state that has minimum public transportation, and that has temperatures where 100 F is very common and well known.)

  5. Dan
    Dan August 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm | | Reply

    @Sveta

    In chapter 6 of the book.

  6. Jin Feng
    Jin Feng August 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm | | Reply

    I love the first one, it’s so my favourite!

  7. AG
    AG August 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm | | Reply

    如漆似胶
    温存一番
    行周公之礼
    翻云覆雨

  8. AG
    AG August 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm | | Reply

    Sex related joke
    两口子半夜打架:没好事!
    Couple fighting in midnight: no good!

    没好事(no good) mei haoshi has double meaning: 1 dirty stuff, 2 Did not work.

  9. Blossom
    Blossom August 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm | | Reply

    Steamy post Jocelyn! :) On this topic, ‘The Lover’ is my favourite film. I recommend it to those who haven’t seen it. I have yet to read the book, which is apparently excellent too.

  10. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven August 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm | | Reply

    @Blossom
    One of my favorite movies of all times.

  11. Dan
    Dan August 18, 2012 at 12:37 am | | Reply

    “Repeat After Me” is a good modern day story.

  12. yellowmountain
    yellowmountain August 18, 2012 at 2:24 am | | Reply

    男情海翻滚
    女欲仙欲醉

  13. Lelan
    Lelan August 18, 2012 at 7:01 am | | Reply

    Excellent post Jocelyn!

  14. dingjie
    dingjie August 18, 2012 at 10:25 am | | Reply

    Blossom………..Thank you
    The first time I heard about this movie

  15. dingjie
    dingjie August 18, 2012 at 11:01 am | | Reply

    … The movie is very good

  16. P
    P August 19, 2012 at 6:52 am | | Reply

    鱼水之欢 The happyness of fish and water, means sex
    (and its not about cooking, the next one neither :D)
    生米煮成熟饭 Uncooked rice was cooked to boiled rice, means unmarital pregnancy

  17. szewei
    szewei August 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm | | Reply

    haha this is hot steamy n super awesome…thks 4 posting ^^

  18. Jack
    Jack August 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm | | Reply

    啪啪啪。

  19. AG
    AG August 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm | | Reply

    警幻所训之事

    鸳鸯交颈舞

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