“Sex” = “Sleep With”? Why?

Ever wonder why we use the phrase “I slept with him/her” when we really mean “I had sex with him/her”? I mean, (let’s face it) if it’s good, there should be no sleeping involved, right?

Why do we not say what we mean? Is it because the phrase “had sex with” is so crass that it shouldn’t be used in “polite” company? And if you are in “polite” company, would you really be talking about “sleeping with” someone anyway? If you’re going to talk about it, why not use the correct terminology?

Just wondering…

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