Oh Duck: The Autocorrect Adds You Need for Better Queer Sexting

We’ve all been there: you’re sexting with someone you met on the internet, you’re starting to type one-handed, and all of a sudden your phone is changing every other word to “duck” or “guck” and “pushy” and “strap-one” and you can’t even swear about it because there’s a bad autocorrect for that, too! What’s a queer to do? Update your autocorrect dictionary!

If you use an iPhone, go to the Settings app. In the menus, go to General > Keyboard > Text Replacement and click the + to add new words. Then enter the word you want to add twice — once as the phrase and one as the shortcut. If you tend to mistype a certain way or want capitalization, add the lowercase or mistyped version to the shortcut field and the correct version to the phrase field, like I did with “BDSM”:

the iPhone text replacement screen. "BDSM" is entered in the phrase field and "bdsm" is entered in the shortcut field

If you use an Android, the directions vary wildly, but you’re looking for the same type of setting: a way to edit the text your keyboard uses for automatic corrections and text replacement.

Once you’re in, check out these autocorrect fixes for better queer sexting. Note that I didn’t include every word from queer sex possible, just the ones autocorrect tries to “fix.” I also recommend adding the names of your favorite toys — both nJoy and VixSkin feature in my text replacement dictionary — and avoiding words you might need in non-sexual contexts. Got a suggestion I missed? Leave it in the comments!

  • ass
  • asshole
  • BDSM
  • bitch
  • butch
  • butches
  • butt
  • buttplug
  • caned
  • clit
  • cock
  • cum
  • cumslut
  • cunt
  • Daddy
  • dildo
  • dom
  • domme
  • D/s
  • femme
  • fingering
  • fisted
  • fisting
  • flogged
  • flogger
  • flogging
  • fuck
  • fucked
  • fucking
  • horny
  • kink
  • lube
  • mmmm
  • Mommi
  • orgy
  • paddled
  • pegging
  • pussy
  • queef
  • queer
  • queered
  • queering
  • safeword
  • sext
  • sexting
  • sexy
  • shibari
  • shit
  • shitty
  • slapper
  • slut
  • spanked
  • spanking
  • strapless
  • strap-on
  • vibe
  • vibrator
  • watersports

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Carolyn Yates was the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com, with bylines in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. They live in Los Angeles and also on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Al

    I use SwiftKey keyboard on my Google Pixel 3 & after like 2-3 times of me clicking the word I want it starts to learn it & even sometimes mis-predict queer words. Thankfully, no real gaffs yet. Windows also does autocorrect fixing(which can be turned off), but it’s less aggressive & seems to recognize some cuss words.

  2. I’m still just a touch envious of all you people who can think about sex in this pandemic without getting sad. But personally I’d rather just turn off autoincorrect.

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