Studies* show that the phrase “baby dance” is universally reviled by readers of this blog. So what do you call it?
My husband is partial to “boinking” or “gettin’ it on.”
I usually just say “having sex.”
“Intercourse” seems too clinical, like we’re appearing in a David Attenborough documentary about mating habits. “The pair engage in intercourse. If the female is in her fertile period, the hoped-for baby may be only a few months away! Of course, not all pairs mate successfully.”
“Making love” makes it sound like we will be retiring to our shag-carpeted boudoir to do it on a revolving bed while looking at ourselves in the mirrored ceiling. While listening to Barry White.
“Fucking” is something that happens in a dorm room with the black light turned on and Phish on the stereo, after imbibing an indeterminate substance from a Solo cup.
Still, I agree with the commenters that just about anything is better than “baby dance.” *shudder*
*And by “studies” I mean my having read the comments on my last post. Science, people.