Lake's nickname 'Snake' was not sexual innuendo
Another piece of Family lore that has stuck with Lake is that she got her nickname Snake because of some motion she did during sex, but as she definitively clears up in the book, that was not the case. Along with some of the other girls, Lake did a cleanse that involved only consuming lemon honey water, and that began to give her a natural high. One especially warm day she rolled onto her stomach in the grass, imaging what it would be like if she were a snake. She told the other girls, Manson overheard, and her nickname was born.
"Though I got the name because of a lemon honey fast, it's quite amusing to me how minute details have become the things of legend," she wrote. "As the many stories and accounts of the Family have evolved, there have been persistent rumors that I got my nickname because of my sexual performance. The thought of that always made me laugh. I wish everything about my time with Charlie could be explained away so simply."