Origin of pillow talk
Words nearby pillow talk
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What does pillow talk mean?
Pillow talk is affectionate, intimate conversations in bed or in private between romantic partners.
How do you pronounce pillow talk?[ pil-oh tawk ]
Where does pillow talk come from?
After sex, two parents may lie in bed, embrace, and engage in sweet, loving, very personal and revealing banter, ergo pillow talk. Studies have even shown how the hormone oxytocin, sometimes dubbed the “cuddle” or “bonding hormone,” promotes emotional intimacy following the more physical parts.
Pillow talk has been popularly featured on screens big and small. The 1959 film, Pillow Talk, featured plenty of romantic repartees between its stars Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Elsewhere in cinema, pillow talk has played a more nefarious role, with people taking advantage of after-intercourse openness to learn secret information—a trope called the honeypot used in many a James Bond story.
Popular music has seen pillow talk, too. Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik released his debut solo single in 2016, “Pillow Talk,” which hit #1 on the Billboard charts. The music video featured his girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Its chorus looked at both sides of the relationship pillow, as it were: “Pillow talk / My enemy, my ally / Prisoners / Then we’re free, it’s a thin line.”
How is pillow talk used in real life?
Pillow talk, naturally, is often used in discussions of deeper personal connections and lovebirds learning about each other in new relationships.
lmao pillow talk gossip is the best
— lushian (@Lushovah) August 21, 2018
Pillow talk is also associated with extreme honesty, sex tends to reveal our true selves.
him: tell me your secret fantasies. I want to make them come true
her: lifelong monogamy
him: ummm, anything else?
— niteynite (@hoedeehoe) August 13, 2018
Grab your favorite pair of PJs and join The Pretty Girls of ΛΟ as we pillow talk about various topics that effect women’s health. We will be accepting shoe donations to donate to Sole for Souls. Skee you there 💚💕 #WomensHealthandAwareness #AKA1908 pic.twitter.com/1x9V7klnbv
— NonCHELant (@Simply_Chels15) August 16, 2018
More examples of pillow talk:
“A woman who has been accused of using pillow talk to obtain insider trading secrets has claimed her boss bullied her during a 20-year affair to make her get illegal information for him.”
—Daily Mail, June, 2011
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How to use pillow talk in a sentence
Discussions about EBITDA are known murderers of pillow talk.
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Those who come to the Dinner Party are self-selecting; they do want to talk about it.
Surely all this graphic talk of gastrointestinal distress is making you queasy.
And is this a mere fantastic talk, or is this a thing that could be done and that ought to be done?The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
At last Aristide fed him desperately, dandled him eventually to sleep, and returned to an excited pillow.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke