John M. Becker

A Hanky Code For the 21st Century

Filed By John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: comedy, handkerchief, hanky code

One aspect of vintage gay hookup culture that's always fascinated me is the hanky code, the 1970s-era color-coded system of bandanas that gay men placed in their back left or right pockets to indicate their preferred sexual positions, types, and activities.

Well now the code is back! Or at least, so says Justin Sayre, the Chairman of the International Order of Sodomites (which is really a comedy/variety show in New York). He's proposing a new system where, instead of sexual acts/positions, the colors represent "your damage."

Racists will be forced to wear white hankies, commitment-phobes will have yellow as their color, gray means you're boring, baby blue means you've got mommy issues, cobalt blue signifies emotionally withholding, and pink stands for ingrained homophobia.

And so it goes. Enjoy!

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