‘male anus viewed as a sexual organ’

Yes, there are words — compound nouns — specifically for this meaning, but unless you’re into gay porn, you might not be familiar with man pussy, boy pussy, man cunt, boy cunt, man hole, or boy hole. These are terms strongly associated with gay porn (fiction, scripts of videos, and descriptions of videos) but not much used by gay men in everyday life; they are part of a specialized porn register, akin to the specialized registers in some other domains, for instance, restaurant menus (with vocabulary items like the adjective tasty that rarely occur outside the menu context).

(The compounds are variously printed separated, hyphenated, or solid. I’ll punctuate them as separated in my text, but otherwise cite them with the punctuation in my sources.)

I got into these compounds through a larger project on the porn register, especially in descriptions of gay porn films and videos. Working my way through some of these, I came across this sentence from an ad for the bluntly named flick Sleazy Gangbang (2001):

Hot bubble butt bottoms and juicy man pussy are available for fucking all day long.

Juicy man pussy is repeated on the cover of the DVD, which can be viewed, along with a number of actual man pussies, in my AZBlogX posting of 7/21/13, “Dream World, Sleazy Gangbang, man pussy”. (Man pussy can be used as a count noun, or through what I’ve called sex-part conversion (here), as a mass noun, as in the Sleazy Gangbang quote.)

Before I take up the pornesque compounds, a few words on reference to the male anus in everyday gay contexts. Most commonly, the semantic components of maleness and sexual use are not explicit in the vocabulary, but are supplied by context, linguistic or otherwise; the everyday terms are ass (with its ambiguity between ‘buttocks’ and ‘anus’), asshole, and the abbreviated hole:

I’d like to fuck his ass / asshole / hole.

Much less commonly (but still attested), shithole, with an explicit reference to excrement that many shrink from.

Sexual use (but not maleness) is explicit in the variant fuckhole, which is the first of these terms taken over by gay speakers from reference to the vagina, also the first to edge into porn territory (though it does occur some in (“dirty”) sex talk by gay men in ordinary life).

[Note: There is frequently some “leakage” of vocabulary from specialized registers into ordinary language — a kind of quotation, in effect. People sometimes talk about food in an everyday context with vocabulary characteristic of menus, recipes, and professional food writing, for instance. So it is with gay porn vocabulary: men will sometimes spice up their sex talk by importing some of these items into it.]

On to the Big Six: man / boy + pussy / cunt / hole. The boy variants tend to connote youth, but are sometimes used of mature men; the man variants seem to lack age connotations.

Maleness (but not sexual use) is explicit in man / boy + hole. I’ll take boy hole first, since it’s less complicated. Raw ghits of 92,800, reduced to 380 when repetitions are removed. One example from porn, one from non-porn usage, both involving young men:

Landon Fucks Angel. Description: Landon and Angel are relaxing on vacation when things get a bit heated in the living room. They start kissing, and the clothes fly off. Angel discovers Landon’s huge cock, and sucks it hard. In no time at all he inserts it in his boyhole and rides Landon wild. (link)

These are the thoughts of a bottom boy, learning to be a bitch, to be submissive to men. Read my dirty thoughts below, or scroll to the bottom to read more about me.
My puckered up boyhole, an hour after abusing it with dildos and a length of steel chain, already tightened back up. (link)

Man hole is complicated because a search for it pulls up so much material that’s irrelevant here: manhole the covered opening; the Manhole Gay Hotline; gay clubs called the Manhole; and so on. (I pulled up a few hits for manhole in my rear garden, which looked like an interestingly figurative reference to the writer’s asshole, but turned out to involve British rear garden (= American back yard) and a sewage system.) Here are two straightforwardly anal occurrences, both from gay porn:

[gay porn video] I want you to hammer my hairy manhole
Bang my tight hairy manhole. Fuck yea, I want it sooo bad. I need it stuffed with your hard cock, Give it to me! (link)

[gay porn flick] Eat My Manhole: Cum Watch Us Eat Ass. These guys love the taste of sweaty dirty assholes. Stick your tongue deep inside me! (link)

The remaining four compounds involve the transfer of the slang vaginal terms pussy and cunt (which are not necessarily sexual) to the male anus (where they are). Of course, pussy and cunt are in everyday gay use in their transferred senses (you can even find some occurrences of transferred twat), but men vary considerably in their attitudes towards these uses, because of the femininity associated with the words; some men will use pussy and cunt only for effeminate or submissive men and reject the usage for themselves, while other men embrace the associations, and a few seem to treat the words as neutral in connotation.

Wiktionary has taken up man / boy + pussy / cunt, giving the same gloss for all of them:

(vulgar, gay slang) the anus of a man, usually the passive participant in gay sex

When I began these investigations, my intuitions were that the dominant combinations were man pussy and boy cunt, but Google counts don’t bear this out. Here are the counts, giving raw ghits first, then the reduced figures:

man-pussy: 562,000 > 381
man-cunt: 161,000 > 423
boy-pussy: 453,000 > 345
boy-cunt: 78,000 > 359
(cf. boy-hole: 92,800 > 380)

The reduced counts are comparable to one another.

Wiktionary provides examples from porn fiction. For man-pussy:

2010, Michael Gleich, Sarge and the Sailor Boy: With the floor cleaned and swept with the use of his ass, the men were getting horny watching the talented hole at work.”How about a little man-pussy, Sarge?” someone asked.

2006, John Patrick, Taboo!: The Lure of the Forbidden, page 90: As my lover continued to plow into my tender man-pussy, he pulled me closer to him, kissing me passionately with each violent fuck.

2005, John Butler, The Gay Utopia, page 83: On a surprisingly large number of those occasions, gentle, submissive, effeminate Danny also received a lot of blow-jobs and fucked a lot of man-pussy himself.

1995, Perry Brass, Albert, or, The Book of Man, page 93: We’re up for a little man-pussy, Albert. Me and Jake, we’re gonna get our dicks into you, you cute little shit.

For man-cunt:

2010, R. Jackson, Bears in the Wild, page 115: He spat onto his cock and watched the bubbles of his saliva disappear into Josh’s man-cunt.

2010, Eric Summers, Teammates, page 34: Ryan was moaning with pleasure, and these noises were egging him on to go deeper into the hole, to try and lick the inside of his beautiful man cunt.

2009, Mickey Erlach, Pretty Boys and Roughnecks, page 13: The smell of sex, the heat of the sun and the warm dampness of Eddie’s man-cunt had brought him to the point of no return.

2009, Mickey Erlach, Boys Caught in the Act, page 46: Dale stepped over to Toby’s beach towel and lay down. Simon joined him, squatting down on his erection, taking the whole length up his man cunt, and inviting Toby to squat down on his boyfriend’s face.

For boy-pussy:

2010, Jackman Hill, Forty-Dollar Butt Boy: I carried the lube pump with me and set it on the floor next to the bench, so I raised my legs up high, took a few big dollops, and then worked them into my boy pussy, pressing into the well-fucked, well-rimmed passage, which was already sticky from the cum of my last few customers. Then I just lay on the bench, my greased fuck hole open and ready for more.

2009, Mickey Erlach, Pretty Boys and Roughnecks, page 50: “Put your legs up for me. That’s it bitch, show me that boy pussy,” Marco said. “You want this, whore?” he said, rubbing his wildly throbbing cock against the boy’s tight hole.

2006, John Patrick, Boys of the Night, page 144: “Yeah, I’ll eat your little boy pussy. I need to make it nice and wet so I can fuck it long and hard.”

For boy-cunt:

2010, Bret Yerlac, Cub Boy Training, page 36:  Your butt plug is on the sink there clean it up too and put it back up your boy cunt and go upstairs and meet me in the office for your instructions.

2009, Christopher Pierce, Sex Time: Erotic Stories of Time Travel, page 120:  While the other two fucked his throbbing boy-cunt, Dirk started jerking off.

2009, John Patrick, Juniors 2, page 15: Rex slid in smoothly, relishing the enfolding heat of Corky’s slick boy-cunt as he entered him for the first delicious time. He clasped Corky firmly, holding onto him as he powered deep into his ass.

2007, John Patrick, Mad About the Boys, page 117: His tiny ass opened and I slid into the tightest boy cunt I’ve ever had. Javier’s eyes grew wide, and I thought he must be in incredible pain, but he took only a moment to slide further down on my prick, then a wide grin spread across his face.

For another occasion: porn vocabulary like pussy-boy (referring to a gay man, usually a bottom, often effeminate or submissive) and man-meat (referring to a penis).

2 Responses to “‘male anus viewed as a sexual organ’”

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