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"There's a double meaning in that."
Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing

Index of tropes used to make innuendoes, double entendres, and similar jokes.

  • Accidental Innuendo: A work has dialogue that isn't intended to be dirty, but the audience still interprets it as lewd.
  • "Balls" Gag: A joke on "balls" being slang for testicles.
  • Demographically Inappropriate Humour: A joke that is inappropriate for a children's audience.
  • Double Entendre: A phrase that has a second and filthier meaning.
  • Entendre Failure: The risqué meaning of the double entendre is lost on someone.
  • Erotic Eating: Someone consumes a food item in a suggestive manner.
  • Euphemistic Names: When a character's name is interchangeable with a Sexual Euphemism.
  • Freudian Slippery Slope: Someone has a habit of accidentally talking about risqué things at random.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Innuendo that is in violation of the rating/code of the work that the ratings board doesn't notice.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Someone laughs over another person saying a word that sounds dirty.
  • Imagined Innuendo: A literal statement is interpreted for a double entendre.
  • Innocent Innuendo: The work depicts a scene that deliberately looks or sounds naughty, but is actually more wholesome than it seems.
  • Lampshaded Double Entendre: Someone acknowledges the hidden filthy meaning to their statement, often by ending their sentence with "if you know what I mean."
  • LOL, 69: Innuendos on how the number 69 is also the name of a sex position.
  • Mating Dance: A dance that is suggestive.
  • Nosebleed: A person gets nose bleeds when they are aroused.
  • Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?: Asking a person if they have an erection while suggesting a less risqué reason for the person to be having a bulge in their pants.
  • Parallel Porn Titles: A porn movie has a title that's a play on that of a non-pornographic work of fiction.
  • Pelvic Thrust: Someone thrusts their pelvis to exhibit how lecherous they are.
  • Phallic Weapon: A weapon is regarded as a penis metaphor.
  • Pink Is Erotic: The color pink is used as a sexual reference or metaphor.
  • Psychosexual Horror: A subgenre that explores psychosexual development as a subject matter, including themes of sexual development and sexual activities.
  • Sexual Euphemism: A euphemism for sexual intercourse.
  • Something Else Also Rises: A visual gag implying a person is sexually aroused.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Someone realizes to their embarrassment that what they just said could be interpreted as obscene.
  • That's What She Said: Joking about an unintentionally filthy statement by remarking that someone would have said it during sex.
  • Uranus Is Showing: Jokes on how the planet Uranus can be pronounced as sounding like "your anus."
  • Virile Stallion: Horses are used to represent the male libido. A woman can also call a man "a stallion" in reference to his virility.
  • Visual Innuendo: Imagery open to risqué interpretations.