The Slang of Pornography Pt. 04byjthserra©
In an effort to create more realistic and vital dialogue in fiction a writer has many tools and devices at his or her disposal. Slang can add color, humor and a distinct realism to dialogue. It can also aid with character development and background.
In recent years, as the porn industry boomed, a unique and colorful language has emerged from within the industry. Some of this language has even filtered down to the customers. In any work of fiction or non-fiction relating to pornography the use of the industry related slang in dialogue and description can add dimension to the work.
A complete listing of every bit of slang used in the porn industry could probably fill its own dictionary, so I will try to highlight a few of the more interesting terms, along with a brief description, history or usage guide. Again, while this listing is by no means comprehensive, any story relating to pornography or the industry can be enhanced by the proper usage of some of these terms.
bear - A male performer with a lot of body hair, especially popular in male homosexual scenes. Usage: We need to get a bear for this next commercial. Translation: We need to get guy with a lot of body hair for this next scene.
big tender - Romantic scene that is often the final scene in a porn movie. Usage: Okay, all we need to do is shoot the big tender. Translation: Okay, all we need to do now is film the romantic scene.
cocksucker red - The brightest color of red lipstick. Usage: Put a little cocksucker red on. Translation: Put a little of that bright red lipstick on.
combat zone - Area in a city with sex stores and prostitutes, first used in to refer to a section of Boston. Usage: He’s been walking the combat zone. Translation: He’s been walking by the sex stores and prostitutes.
glory hole - A fairly well known term describing a hole between private video booths located just below waist high. Usage: That video store has viewing booths with glory holes. Translation: That video store has viewing booths with holes for anonymous sex.
grinder - An old style porn film featuring only sex, with no emphasis on plot or dialogue. Usage: The guy’s a hack, he only produces grinders. Translation: The guy’s a hack, he produces films with only sex, no artistic values or plot involved.
gyno shot - A shot showing an extreme close of a woman’s genitals. Usage: Here I want to cut to a gyno shot. Translation: Her I want to cut to a close up shot of her genitals.
het film - Heterosexual porn movie, as opposed to a homosexual movie. Usage: Nah, I don’t need him, this one’s a het film. Translation: No, I don’t need him, this film is a heterosexual one.
Mr. Softy - Flaccid penis. Usage: Damn, the shot’s ruined, there’s Mr. Softy. Translation: Damn, the shot’s ruined, I see a flaccid penis.
money shot - Another well known term describing a shot featuring a male ejaculation outside his partner’s body. Usage: Okay, get ready here comes the money shot. Translation: Okay, get ready here comes the ejaculation shot.
Page 3 - A British term referring to a picture of a woman’s breast. In Great Britain the Sun newspaper has run pictures of women’s breasts on page 3 of every issue.
pinch - A technique used by performers to create the illusion of a full erection by squeezing the base of the penis. Usage: Dammit, tell him to pinch it so we can finish the shot. Translation: Please tell him to squeeze the base of his penis so it will appear he is fully erect.
plumber - Male porn performer. Usage: We need to get another plumber. Translation: We need to get another male performer.
riding St. George - Shot in porn movie where woman is astride a man lying on his back facing his head. Also known as a cowgirl or the ride. Usage: Look, I want her riding St. George in this one. Translation: Look, I want her one top of him having vaginal sex while she is facing his head in this one.
sandwich - Scene where woman is simultaneously engaged in vaginal and anal sex. Usage: She has agreed to a sandwich, but it will cost extra. Translation: She has agreed to simultaneous vaginal and anal sex, but it will cost extra.
stickspin - A shot where a woman changes positions while the man’s penis remains inside her. Usage: Wow, did you see that stickspin? Translation: Wow, did you see that actress change positions without letting his penis fall out of her.
stunt cock - Performer who stands in for a male star and provides the ejaculation of the cum shot. Also called a stunt. Usage: Let’s round up a stunt cock for this guy. Translation: Let’s find a stand in who can ejaculate for this wimp.
wave - A penis which is only partially erect. Usage: The best this guy can do is wave for the camera. Translation: The best this guy can do is a partial erection.
The use of some of the terms above will add definitely add color and dimension to most any story. These are just a few of the colorful terms frequently used in the porn industry.
1.)Dalzell, Tom – The Slang of Sin Merriam-Webster Incorporated, Springfield, Massachusetts 1998.
2.)Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, htt p://en.wikipedia.org/wiki