“Hot Lips”: Cute or Yucky?

Hot Lips. My Avocado. Mush Monkey. Sweetheart. Babe.

Endeared? Grossed out?

These are real live pet names, used by people I know, to refer to people I know. Respectable, mature, highly functioning people use pet names. But really, is it ever OK to use pet names in public??

I’m thinking, no. It’s too weird, too intimate, too revealing.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not squeamish. I’m not a prude (well, not too much of a prude). I don’t have a fear of intimacy, I swear. And I’m not feeling sorry for myself. I’ve had the same reaction as when I was without-a-doubt single, to when I was blissfully-in-lust with a new gentlemanfriend: wishing I could unhear what I’d just heard.

What do you think? Pet Names: Cute or Yucky?

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