The colors of passion

(Sexually explicit in language, but it *is* about language.)

Just arrived: Gay Sex! Cards (from Kheper Games Inc.) for fantasy sex play among men, each with a crudely cartooned depiction of a sex act (hardly any are WordPressable — lots and lots of penises — and none are artistically notable, so I’ll forgo illustrations). The cards are color-coded:

The color indicates how HOT the card’s portrayed action is. Similar to heated metals, stars, etc., the first degree of hot is red, then orange, yellow, white, and finally light blue. When unleashing your fantasy, try following your fantasy cards in this order.

More or less the opposite of what you might have thought of as the progression of hotness, from neutral (white) or cool (blue) through red-hot. Different metaphors.

I have no clue as to why particular acts are assigned to different colors, beyond the fact that there’s no fucking in the Red Zone (everything else must count as foreplay). There’s group sex in all zones, and of course cocksucking (which is just routine gay sex).

But, getting back to stuff of linguistic interest, all the acts have been given names, so that some ingenuity in naming was required (there are 50 cards in all). Double Stroke, Crouching Tiger, Chain Gang, Best Boy Grips, Tongue Testes, Jaw Breaker, Doing the Gymnast, Prison-Style, Bedside Manner, Cushion Pushing, Climbing Starfish, Office Scandal, Bedtop Bop, Ottoman Insertion, Wide Receiver, Counter Cockwise, Backdoor Bounce, Straddled Turtle, Crablegs, Rover Bentover. Some of these are playful names for acts with more ordinary names (Best Boy Grips is a type of mutual masturbation, Rover Bentover is a type of doggie-style fucking, Tongue Testes is ball-sucking), but many are acts with no standard names (Office Scandal is a face-to-face sit-fuck on an office chair — yes, I have a technical taxonomy for most of this stuff, but my vocabulary isn’t widely known, and of course the office chair is just off the charts), and language play is all over the place: metaphors, playfully used formulaic language, alliteration, rhymes and half-rhymes, puns, etc.

 

One Response to “The colors of passion”

  1. bratschegirl Says:

    Interesting; the color progression follows what I believe is actually true about the temperature characteristics of flame (as dimly recalled from science classes long ago). White is indeed hotter than red, and blue the hottest of all. Must be a chemistry nerd in there somewhere.

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