More sexual slang

(Warning: high sexual content.)

Continuing my series of postings on sexual practices and slang terms for them, I turn today to cum play of various kinds, in particular snowballing and gokkun (illustrated in #1 and #2, respectively, in this posting on AZBlogX). The first practice was familiar to me, though I didn’t know it had a slang name, other than the transparent name cum sharing; and the second I vaguely recalled having heard about, but under the transparent name cum drinking.

There are many forms of cum play, and they have special emotional power in the gay world, because of the symbolic value of cum to gay men. Cum feeding (with the fingers) and cum eating (by licking it off a dick or the surface of someone else’s body) are common practices, as of course is swallowing the cum of a partner at the climax of cocksucking. Coming on your partner’s face or in their open mouth (in a cum facial) was discussed, and illustrated, in an AZBlogX posting “Scruff cum” on cum facials (and related forms of bukkake). And rubbing cum into the skin (your own or someone else’s), like a lotion, is also common. That brings us to more complex events. (Just about every kind of cum play you could imagine is depicted in a 4-disc (!) porn compilation by Treasure Island Media, Drunk on Come. Note: I use come for the ejaculatory verb and cum for the noun, but you can see that usage varies.)

On snowballing, from Wikipedia:

Snowballing or snowdropping is the human sexual practice in which one takes someone else’s semen into their mouth and then passes it to the mouth of the other (another), usually through kissing.

The term was originally used only by homosexuals. Researchers who surveyed over 1200 gay or bisexual men at New York LGBT community events in 2004 found that around 20% said they had engaged in snowballing at least once. In heterosexual couples, a woman who has performed fellatio may afterwards return the semen to her or to one of their partner’s mouth, mixed with saliva; the couple or other partners may then exchange the fluid several times, causing its volume to increase (hence “snowballing”). Many heterosexual men are uncomfortable with the practice. The practice is very visual, making it a popular activity in pornography and when more than two people are involved. Snowballing is commonly seen in bukkake films.

In popular culture: In Kevin Smith’s film Clerks, the character Willam Black is nicknamed “Snowball” because he enjoys the practice.

And on gokkun, again from Wikipedia

Gokkun … is a Japanese term for a sexual activity in which a person, not necessarily but usually a woman, consumes the semen of one or more men, usually from some kind of container. Commonly-used containers in this genre include cups, beakers, bowls, and wine or cocktail glasses. The vast majority of these scenarios involve the semen of multiple men. As the genre’s producers attempt to outdo one another, the number of men participating has exceeded 200 in recent Japanese films and 140 in recent American films. Less frequently, the scenes involve a large container of semen from a single male who has, over time, stored up a large volume for this purpose, generally by freezing it.

“Gokkun” can also refer to the sexual act of swallowing semen after performing fellatio or participating in a bukkake.

The word “gokkun” is an onomatopoeia, which translates into English as “gulp”, the sound made by swallowing.

Some other cum-related practices: the creampie (internal ejaculation, also known in a gay context as breeding or as seeding), felching, and (getting) sloppy seconds. On the creampie, see this posting, which also mentions felching briefly:

Breeding is sometimes followed by felching, which involves sucking the semen from the partner’s anus.

Finally, sloppy seconds. From Wiktionary:

(vulgar, plural only) The act of having sex with someone soon after a previous partner has had sex with them. [almost always used, so far as I know, only for fucking and only with respect to the fucker]

The expression has been around for quite some time; sloppy is in there from the days of unprotected sex.The connection with cum here is that the cum of the first man serves as a lubricant for the second man’s fucking.

(Sloppy seconds has been used in all sorts of language play, in particular to refer to second occurrences of something, usually sexual in character. There’s an extended use for a girl dating a guy who’s just been dumped by another girl. And the 2006 movie Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds. And the Ramones-influenced Indianapolis punk band Sloppy Seconds. And the Tucker Max book Sloppy Seconds. And so on.)



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