Happy Wanksgiving

I adore the word “wank.”

This British euphemism for male masturbation strikes just the right note for me. The sound of the word almost perfectly captures the impression of the act it names, much like its more recent American cousin: fap. While fapping has a fun ring to it, I still find wanking to be far superior.

Part of its appeal also has to do with how easily it can cross over to female masturbation. This might ring false to the ear of those from the British Empire, but as an uncouth Yank hearing the term being applied to a woman vigorously fingering herself feels quite fitting.

I also like how easily it rolls off the tongue in various applications. I feel like having good wank. I caught Mom wanking in the garage again. My son is a very dedicated wanker. Let’s wank together! I often find that no other word in American English is as facile as wank for this purpose. I do get a prurient thrill out of the word masturbate, but it is a bit of a mouthful along with being too clinical in many instances. Guys have a lot of good euphemisms (jerk off, jack off, beat off), but they don’t translate as readily to female self-pleasure.

I wish this slang term would be embraced by America, but it seems unlikely at this stage in the game. Maybe in time a new term will arise that ideally fits both sexes. Until then, I’m going to pull down my knickers and have myself a lovely wank!

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12 thoughts on “Happy Wanksgiving

  1. As a Aussie lady, I can attest to the lovely use of the word wank downunder for both male and female self pleasure. I totally agree with you Rach that wank is a word that needs to be spread far and wide :-) xxx

  2. Love this pic, “wanking” with my woman is the best. Turns us on to watch the other cum and reading your blog as we do ourselves always makes us cum so big!

  3. @chris: I think that as part of adopting this word to American English we need to change the connotation of wanker from an insult to a badge of pride! Wankers unite!

  4. hi love your blog. But i think you will find that the term wanker is an australian slang word.
    1st it is used as an insult “you fucking wanker” and 2nd I wanked myself silly last night .

  5. Every time I read your story I have myself a good wank. So please keep the hot story come so us readers can keep wank!!!

  6. I love your blog. Reading your stories and reading your “real life” thoughts about your husband, kids and everything else is very hot to say the least…dont stop

  7. Dear Rachael,

    There’s little in this world better than having a wank. But be careful of referring to people as wankers… We Brits use that as an insult not limited to those who partake in onanism.

    The same goes for tosser, although you might get away with that in a slightly wider range of social situations.

  8. A friend of mine calls it a “girly wank”, and we both find that quite sexy.
    As a Brit, I much prefer the term wanking anyway I find it maybe a little dirtier than jerking, so it’s good to hear that you like it too.

    Tim

  9. I’ve often wondered why the term “jill-off” as a descriptor of female masturbation never really caught on. Not raunchy sounding enough do you suppose ?

  10. I see your point from the female perspective. A word you didn’t mention that refers to females is jilling. Not quite the same ring as wank though!! Have fun with your knickers around your ankles!!! Wish I was there?!

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