OK, I did try a search, but, no joy.
Now, there are some words that are used, (but I’ll carefully not use them in GQ lest any delicate souls become offended) which relate to matters physical and/or amorous, That is, to bodily parts, or intimate activities that people largely enjoy and approve of.
So how did they come to be regarded/used as just about the nastiest “swear words”, “obscenities”, whatever. I don’t mean int he sense that their usage might embarras a shy and virginal nun, but that they are used as a sort of verbal attack.
It’s tempting to assume that this follows on from a bit of Victorian prudery, but, well, that just seems too pat to me. Of course, the annoying thing is that I am sure I have found an answer to this before, but today I cannot. Oh, a search on Google produced a ton/tonne of links, but …not very informative ones.
(Well, not informative in the required sense, anyway.)
So - are there any clever Doprs who can help, please?