I remember being shocked not by the explicit carnality but by the confusion and hanky-panky, and the unhappiness.
Meanwhile, What Kind of hanky-panky Is Going on Over at the Department of Health and Human Services?
Those who are fasting must abstain from eating, drinking (even water), smoking, and hanky-panky of any sorts.
I tell you, there's more in that Eastern hanky-panky than meets the eye; beyond that I'll offer no opinion.
Another piece of hanky-panky frequently practised on the stage requires two performers.
But there must be no hanky-panky, no sharp practice with caddies; every sponge must be put down by one of the players in person.
If you play any hanky-panky tricks—look here, Da Souza, I'll kill you, sure!
These scientists have worked miracles before which those of the ancient priests and magicians are mere tricks of hanky-panky.
Some hanky-panky with regimental money; every one knows how India plays the devil with a man's sense of right and wrong.
Oh, no, the Bedouins know the English Government won't allow any hanky-panky.
also hanky panky, 1841, "trickery," British slang, possibly a variant of hoky-poky "deception, fraud," altered from hocus-pocus.
Anything dishonest, deceptive, or unethical; esp, in recent use, sexual infidelity; monkey business: She seems just to be along for some hanky-panky with her pal, General Von Griem/ can be an assurance against clandestine wrongdoing and political hanky-panky (1841+)