Definitionvagina dententa , Latin for vagina with teeth or toothed vagina. In psychoanalytic theory, the unconscious fantasy that the vagina contains teeth that can castrate a male during coition; this fantasy is said to be based, in males, on castration anxiety, and in females, on penis envy and a subconscious desire to castrate the males out of revenge. The image of a toothed vagina may also represent a man's fear of sex and/or women. Fear and/or loathing of the vagina is apparent in slang words based on the image of a voracious mouth that eats, sucks and swallows the penis or eats the penis and swallows semen: bite, biter, box with teeth, dark hole, delicate glutton, dumb glutton, eel-skinner, flycage, fool trap, growler, man trap, mangle, manhole, mark of the beast, mouse trap, nasty, pit mouth, prick skinner, rasp, rattlesnake canyon, snapper, snatch, snatch blatch, snatch box, suck-and-swallow; wastepipe. See vagina for synonyms.
QUOTE: Andrew Dice Clay guest starring on the Rodney Dangerfield comedy special Nothin' Goes Right (1988): ' Have you ever seen a vagina up close? It's frightening! It's like a haunted house down there. It's covered with shrubbery and weeds... You've gotta cut through with a machete.'
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