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Sex & Lifestyle - The Hanky Code:


THE HANKY CODE



The Hanky Code is a traditional form of signaling to others what your sexual preferences and interests are. Gay men used this code to communicate with each other in the noisy and distracting environment of gay bars. Although not as widely used these days, it is still a worthwhile resource and is, among those who know, a great conversation starter.

COLOR

WORN ON LEFT

WORN ON RIGHT

BLACK

heavy SM top

heavy SM bottom

GREY

bondage top

fit to be tied!

BLUE, Light

wants head

cocksucker

BLUE, Robin's Egg

69er

anything but 69ing

BLUE, Medium

cop

copsucker

BLUE, Navy

fucker (top)

fuckee (bottom)

BLUE, Airforce

pilot/flight attendant

likes flyboys

BLUE, Light WHITE Stripe

sailor

lookin' for salty seamen

BLUE, Teal

cock & ball torturer

cock & ball torturee

RED

fist fucker

fist fuckee

MAROON

cuts

bleeds

RED, Dark

2-handed fister

2-handed fistee

PINK, Light

dildo fucker

dildo fuckee

PINK, Dark

tit torturer

tit torturee

MAUVE

into navel lovers

has a navel fetish

MAGENTA

suck my pits

armpit freak

PURPLE

piercer

piercee

LAVENDER

likes drag queens

drag queen

YELLOW

pisser/WS

piss freak

YELLOW, Pale

spits

drool crazy

MUSTARD

hung 8"+

wants 8"+

GOLD

two looking for one

one looking for two

ORANGE

anything anytime

nothing now (just cruising)

APRICOT

two tons o' fun

chubby chaser

CORAL

suck my toes

shrimper (sucks toes)

RUST

a cowboy

a cowboy's horse

FUSCHIA

spanker

spankee

GREEN, Kelly

hustler (for rent)

john (looking to buy)

GREEN, Hunter

daddy

orphan boy looking for daddy

OLIVE DRAB

military top

military bottom

GREEN, Lime

dines off tricks (food)

dinner plate (will buy dinner)

BEIGE

rimmer

rimmee

BROWN

scat top

scat bottom

BROWN LACE

uncut

likes uncut

BROWN SATIN

cut

likes cut

CHARCOAL

latex fetish top

latex fetish bottom

GREY FLANNEL

owns a suit

likes men in suits

WHITE

beat my meat (J/O)

I'll do us both (J/O)

HOLSTEIN

milker

milkee

CREAM

cums in condoms

sucks cum out of condoms

BLACK w/WHITE Check##

safe sex top

safe sex bottom

RED w/WHITE Stripe ——

shaver

shavee

RED w/BLACK Stripe ——

furry bear

likes bears

WHITE LACE

likes white bottoms

likes white tops

BLACK w/WHITE Stripe ——

likes black bottoms

likes black tops

BROWN w/WHITE Stripe ——

likes latino bottoms

likes latino tops

YELLOW w/WHITE Stripe ——

likes asian bottoms

likes asian tops

BLUE, Light w/WHITE Dots•••

likes white suckers

likes to suck whites

BLUE, Light w/BLACK Dots•••

likes black suckers

likes to suck blacks

BLUE, Light w/BROWN Dots•••

likes latino suckers

likes to suck latinos

BLUE, Light w/YELLOW Dots•••

likes asian suckers

likes to suck asians

RED/WHITE GINGHAM

park sex top

park sex bottom

BROWN CORDUROY

headmaster

student

PAISLEY

wears boxer shorts

likes boxer shorts

FUR

bestialist top

bestialist bottom

GOLD LAME

likes muscleboy bottoms

likes muscleboy tops

SILVER LAME

starfucker

celebrity

BLACK VELVET

has/takes videos

will perform for the camera

WHITE VELVET

voyeur (likes to watch)

will put on a show

LEOPARD

has tattoos

likes tattoos

TAN

smokes cigars

likes cigars

TEDDY BEAR

cuddler

cuddlee

KEWPIE DOLL

chicken (under-aged)

chicken hawk (likes young adolescents)

DIRTY JOCKSTRAP

wears a dirty jock

sucks dirty jocks clean

DOILY

tearoom top (pours)

tearoom bottom (drinks)

MOSQUITO NETTING

outdoor sex top

outdoor sex bottom

ZIPLOC BAG

has drugs

looking for drugs

COCKTAIL NAPKIN

bartender

bar groupie

KLEENEX

stinks

sniffs

KEYS IN FRONT

has a car

looking for a ride

KEYS IN BACK

has a home

needs a place to stay

HOUNDSTOOTH

likes to nibble

willing to be bitten

UNION JACK

skinhead top

skinhead bottom

CALICO

new in town

tourists welcome

TERRYCLOTH

bathhouse top

bathhouse bottom

WHITE w/MULTICOLOR Dots

hosting an orgy

looking for an orgy