• To hyphenate or not to hyphenate?

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    Lady Ness [sign in to see picture]
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    So, I'm busy writing about sex toys, and felt the need to write 'bell end' in my product information.

    But I'm now wondering whetehr to hypenate it, or not to and keep it as two separate words, or just remove the space?

    What's your thoughts?

    A) Bell end

    B) Bell-end

    c) Bellend

    The next one I often start to think about is strap on. I normally use strap-on with the hyphen, and that's what my editor uses too, but some places I work with take the hyphen out.

    So again would you use the following?

    1) Strap-on

    2) Strap on

    3) Strapon

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    Lovehoney - Jess Wilde [sign in to see picture]
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    The rule of thumb here is "strap-on" and "bellend" (not that we tend to use bellend in copy, but still...)

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    Lovehoney - Jess Wilde [sign in to see picture]
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    Also 

    Gspot

    G-Spot

    G Spot

    Ahhhh!!

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    Stuburns [sign in to see picture]
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    Yeah it's Bellend! 👍🏼

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    Lady Ness [sign in to see picture]
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    Lovehoney - Jess wrote:

    Also

    Gspot

    G-Spot

    G Spot

    Ahhhh!!

    I use G-Spot.

    Yeah bellend is something I've avoided in copy before, but the product I'm writing about kind felt like it called for it.

    As for A-spot, and U-spot, and P-spot. But again some sites take out the hyphen when I send in the copy.

    Apparently it's in the Oxford Dictionary as bellend *clicks the pronounciation button*

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/bellend

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    Lovehoney - Jess Wilde [sign in to see picture]
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    Lol - I did not know that bellend was in the dictionary - lovely!

    Ah yes, we always hypenate the 'spots' too, G,A, U and P. 

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    I could also go with bellend And I also write strap-on And G-spot.

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    Terri JJ [sign in to see picture]
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    Never had to write bellend - but at least I now know how to, should the need arise ! lol

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