What is pudenda? The pudenda is the plural of pudere, the word for the male sexual organs outside of the body. The word pudenda is neuter, and means “outside.” The Latin term means “out of the body,” meaning “out of the human body.”
The word pudendum has a very broad definition. It refers to the external genitalia of both males and females. Its meaning is similar to the Latin word “pudere,” which means “to shame.” In the past, pudendum was used to refer to both male and female genitalia. However, it is used in a negative light, projecting an unfavorable image of female sexuality. As a result, pudendum has been dropped from the official international lexicon.