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What is the difference between being prudent and being a prude?

Asked by talljasperman (21739points) April 1st, 2014

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bolwerk's avatar

Ask Prudie. No, really, she is the difference.

janbb's avatar

Having safe sex is being prudent; having no sex is being a prude.

jerv's avatar

@janbb…or just unlucky.

rojo's avatar

A prude will not have sex with you; a prudent person will have sex with you with a condom.


stanleybmanly's avatar

The first is an adjective (or adverb with “being”), while prude is a noun.

cookieman's avatar

@janbb: That could be a pickup line, “So, whataya say we go be prudent together?”

janbb's avatar

@cookieman Works for me.

Inspired_2write's avatar

I was once called a “prude” for not allowing myself to “drink myself silly at a bar”.
Eventually that person placing that pressure on me…became an alcoholic!
That was first a “pride” then I was “prudent”.

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