We hope you have a great International Women’s Day.
Okay, true, but these lists have been written to exaggerate the point. For starters, fully half of the terms under ‘negative expressions for sexually active women’ are archaic: Wench, slattern, floozy? This is sexism from early in the last century.
Same for the positive expressions for men really. Gigilo, really? And a bounder isn’t a positive expression, so move that to the negative expressions list. You can add 'dirty old man', pervert, swinger and lecher there too. And if you’re going to use Romeo and Casanova in the positives, you should definitely put Lothario in the negatives too.
And are there really no more positive expressions for sexually active women? Not racy, horny or flirty? Perhaps wild? Steamy? In heat? Those may not seem positive to you, but that depends on whether you think they’re being used in a positive or negative way. I might well call some men studs or players in a negative way too.
I’ll tell you what the real problem is, as I see it: The positive expressions for women are hot and sexy. These aren’t what you call sexually active women, these are what men think about sexually attractive women. If a man is a player, that’s his attitude. If a woman is foxy or titillating or something, it’s a surface level observation. It’s not how a woman is, it’s how she’s perceived.
We need more positive expressions for women. Who was a female Don Juan? Perhaps women could claim a retro word like floozy and make that the female equivalent of a stud?