Pudenda  

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"The common stereotype that the Greco-Roman world had no sense of shame is contradicted by the etymology of the Latin word pudendum and the Greek term aidoion and their corresponding deities Pudicitia and Aidos. The Latin term pudendum and the Greek term αιδοίον (aidoion) for the genitals literally mean "shameful thing"."--Sholem Stein

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The sex organs, especially the external portions, most commonly used for the female genitalia.

Etymology

From Latin pudenda, plural of pudendum. From pudeō(I am ashamed). From Proto-Indo-European *paw- ‎(“strike”).

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