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I’ve heard many people express disgust at the word: “moist.” Now though, with the release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP,” there has never been a better time to take back this word and unpack its misplaced contempt. 

So, why do so many people hate the word “moist”? I’ve heard some people express dislike simply due to the way the word is pronounced, the way it makes the mouth move. But “moist” also rhymes with hoist, voice, rejoice — these words make the mouth move in the same way. Yet, none of those words trigger any widespread ill feelings. 

I believe many people hate the word moist simply because of pack mentality, rather than what the word actually suggests  — though that plays a part too. It became fun to hate on the word “moist” for a while, but at what cost? 

Moist describes a healthy state of many things. Cake, chicken, and fruit are all best served when moist. Seriously, who wants to eat dry cake? 

Even more evocative though, just like Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion say, moist is the healthy, natural state of the vagina. Doctors slammed music critics who chose to disregard this fact, calling WAP “an anthem dedicated to lubricated vaginas.” 

Is hating on “moist” just subliminal misogyny? After all, we all know how inferior and forbidden female genitalia is when compared to its male counterparts . . . 

WAP promotes healthy sexual relations, finally putting women at the forefront of the conversation! While some people may not be eager to state “wet ass pussy,” can we at least take the word “moist” back?  

  • Question of

    Is hating on “moist” inadvertently misogynistic?

    • Yes
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  • Question of

    Does the word “moist” make you feel weird?

    • Yes
    • No


Written by Nina Slowinski

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