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hanky code:

Or: hankie code / (more rarely) queer-hanky-code , a visual code advertising one's sexual-preference when stepping-out-on the gay/leather/BDSM scene. The code originated in the early 1970s. Certain colors match sexual-preferences and by wearing a colored handkerchief in the back pocket, the left pocket for top-dominant-active, the right pocket for bottom-submissive-passive, you make known to everyone your preferred position and preference.


dark blue anal-sex anal-sex
orange anything goes anything goes
red fist fucker fist fuckee
mustard food fetish food fetish
yellow gives golden-showers receives golden-showers
green hustler / selling hustler / buying
robin's egg blue light S/M light S/M
light blue receives fellatio / fellatee gives fellatio / fellator
olive drab uniforms/military uniforms/military

This coded way of advertising one's sexual-preferences was later expanded so many times that it now varies considerable from city to the next and from source to another. New colors were added for fetishists and BDSMers. For example, burgundy, not listed below, now stands for bondage . Basically, the code stands like this:


COLOR LEFT = top RIGHT = bottom
Apricot Chubby Chubby Chaser
Beige Rimmer Rimmee
Black Hard S/M Hard S/M
Black Lace Brander Brandee
Brown Lace Uncut Cock Likes Uncut Cock
Brown Satin Circumcised Likes Cut Cock
Brown Shit Play Shit Play
Charcoal Businessman Likes Businessmen
Checkered Safe Sex Safe Sex
Dark Pink Tit Torture Tit Torturee
Dark Red Dildo Fucker Dildo Fuckee
Fuchsia Spanker Likes Being Spanked
Fur Bestialism Bottoms for Animals
Gold 2 Seeking 1 1 Seeking 2
Gold Lame Cutter Likes to Get Cut
Gray Latex Latex
Hunter Green Daddy Daddy's Boy
Kelly Green Hustler In the Market
Kewpie Doll Chicken Chickenhawk
Lavender Group Sex Group Sex
Leopard Has Tattoos Likes Tattoos
Light Blue Wants Head Gives Head
Light Pink Tit Fondler Tit Fondlee
Light Pink Dildo Fucker Dildo Fuckee
Lime Green Humiliator Humiliation
Medium Blue Cop Likes Cops
Mosquito Netting Outdoor Sex Outdoor Sex
Mustard Food Fetish Food Fetish
Navy Blue Ass Fucker Ass Fucking
Navy Blue Fucker Gets Fucked
Olive Drab Military Military
Orange Anything / Anytime Nothing / Now
Paisley Wears Boxers Likes Boxers
Pale Yellow Spit Play Spit Play
Purple Piercer Likes to Get Pierced
Red Fister Fistee
Red/Black Vampire Vampire
Red/White Shaver Shavee
Robin's Egg Blue Light S/M Light S/M
Rust Cowboy Likes Cowboys
Saran Wrap Voyeur Exhibitionist
Silver Lame Psychological Psychological
Silver Lame Star Fucker Star
Tan Smokes Cigars Likes Cigar Smokers
Teal Blue Cock Torturer Cock Torturee
Teddy Bear Cuddler Likes to Get Cuddled
White Likes Novices Novice
White Lace Victorian Victorian
Yellow Piss Play Piss Play

See Also: 3 point shot, 3-Bs, 40-5, 99, accordion solo, black handkerchief, blue handkerchief, brown handkerchief, burgundy handkerchief, cafeteria, canine interest(s), code brown, dark blue handkerchief, forty/five, full-service, handkerchief codes, left hip pocket, licentiousness, light blue handkerchief, light touch body rub, ninety-nine, orbit, queer hanky code, relaxation rubdown, relief massage, right hip pocket, RR 1, RR 2, RR 3, Rural Route 1, Rural Route 2, Rural Route 3, southern massage, thirsty, yellow handkerchief

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