When watching movies I often heard the women in the movies said "I like him to get down on me". So,

What does "get down on someone" mean?

  • Are you sure you've heard that right? That sounds like maybe you've mixed that up some. Can you provide an example with an exact quote?
    – J.R.
    Mar 23, 2015 at 3:04
  • "Get down on" or "go down on"?
    – Catija
    Mar 23, 2015 at 3:04
  • English is not my mother tongue. I am not so sure, but I heard it many times so i don't think i misheard it.
    – Tom
    Mar 23, 2015 at 3:10

3 Answers 3


OK, so there are two possible phrases and you can pick whichever you think it means based on context:

"Get down on me".

"Get down" can mean "dance" and so it can mean "dance with me".

Here's some of the lyrics of a song that has the title "Get Down on It".

Hey, hey, yeah, what you gonna do? You wanna get down?

Tell me, what you gonna do? Do you wanna get down?

What you gonna do? You wanna get down?

(Get your back up off the wall, dance, come on)

(Get your back up off the wall, dance, come on)

There is a possibility that they're actually saying "go down on me".

This is a euphemism for oral sex.

  • there is no dancing in these movies i watched, but more likely oral sex. So, maybe "go down on" sounds like "get down on"
    – Tom
    Mar 23, 2015 at 4:04

Getting down on someone could mean CRITICISE. For instance, Lynn's always getting down on the kids.

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    – Glorfindel
    May 16, 2020 at 9:56

Means both. To get down is to boogie ,dance, get groovy , move funky to the music.. Or to go down on someone is to go down there below the bellybutton and get funky with it , wash that genital area with your mouth. Also common sense if your at a dance and someone says come on let's get down .would you expose your privates or dance? Or if your having sex and your partner asks to go down on you would you stand up and dance?

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