A list of codes and abbreviations used for fetishes. These abbreviations are a way of 'coding' one's fetish in personal advertisements, or on websites- so that only people who know what the abbrevations mean, (by virtue, people sharing an interest in said fetish,) were able to identify the meanings. Click here to view fetish abbreviations.
|The Colour / Hanky Code
The hankerchief code or 'hanky code' was widely used in the United States in the 1970's as a wayof indicating the types of fetishes or sexual activities they were seeking. The colours of this "code" have since become a guidelines for symbols and flags to identify the fetishes the hankerchiefs were meant to identify. Click here to view the handy code.
|The Bear Code
The bear code was established in 1989 as a means of coding for personal ads by 'bears', (gay men who are typically hairy, whom often project an image of working-class masculinity,) meant as a means of clearly identifying characteristics while keeping the length to a minimum.
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