The um-er-ahem-you-know-ah-naughty-bits monologues

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We've had a couple of discussions about what to call the "naughty bits" with some people going for euphemisms and others (like myself) opting for the proper names. Personally, I figure they are what they are; there's no point in beating around the bush, if you will. So, Jared has a penis and Sara has a vagina. This sort of frank terminology, however, didn't go over so well with a woman in Florida.

She drove past the Atlantic Theatres in Atlantic Beach, Florida, with her niece in the car. The marquee of the theatre listed the names of several plays being performed there, including The Vagina Monologues. Apparently, the girl noticed and asked about the unfamiliar word. This prompted the aunt to call the theatre and complain.

Bryce Pfanenstiel, of the Atlantic Theater, took the call. "I'm on the phone and asked 'What did you tell her?' She's like, 'I'm offended I had to answer the question,'" he said. So, the theatre changed the marquee to read "The Hoohaa Monologues".

Mind you, the theatre probably isn't being as prudish as you might think. "We hope people understand we're trying to do the right thing. But as far as doing it for attention, we're a comedy club, we do all kinds of shenanigans," Pfanenstiel said. The theatre's website notes the controversy and offers "If the new title on the marquee is still appalling, please call with suggestions." Anyone have any to offer?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.