2. In the USA, propaganda-talk, euphemism and evasion are so much a part of American usage that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The loss of reality by euphemism and lies has been twenty times worse and more influential in the utterances of presidents Reagan and Bush and their aides than among bien-pensant academics.
3. In an attempt to shelter children from sexual understanding of their bodies, parents may substitute words such as "penis" and "vagina" with nonsensical expressions or euphemisms. Some belief such behaviour is patronizing and ultimately inhibits a child's social and personal growth. The use of euphemism often suggests an accompanying shame of that which has been "descriptively beautified". Consequently a child may develop undue shame about her sexuality, rendering her unable to comfortably discuss her sexuality as an adult.