Deciphering the "Hanky Code"

Hanky Code Colors



THIS ONCE WIDELY-USED CODE IS A RATHER ELEGANT YET SUBTLE WAY OF ADVERTISING ONE'S SEXUAL PROCLIVITIES.
PURPORTEDLY ORIGINATING WITH THE 49'ERS DURING THE CALIFORNIA GOLD-RUSH TO INDICATE WHO WOULD FOLLOW AND WHO WOULD LEAD AT ALL-MALE DANCES, IT HAD BEEN REBORN IN THE GAY COMMUNITY FULL-FORCE BY THE 1970'S. PRIMARILY ENCOUNTERED TODAY (ALBEIT SOMEWHAT REDUNDANTLY) IN LEATHER AND FETISH BARS AND CLUBS, A HANKY PEEKING OUT OF GUY'S BACK POCKET OUT ON THE STREET SHEDS A LITTLE LIGHT ON HIS PREFERRED BEDROOM ACTIVITIES AND SERVES AS "TARGETED MARKETING" FOR THOSE IN-THE-KNOW.
WORN ON LEFT:
COLOR:
WORN ON RIGHT:
WANTS HEAD LIGHT BLUE EXPERT COCKSUCKER
69-er ROBIN’S EGG BLUE 69-ee
COP MEDIUM BLUE COP-SUCKER
FUCKER NAVY BLUE FUCKEE
COCK & BALL TORTURER TEAL BLUE COCK & BALL TORTUREE
FIST FUCKER RED FIST FUCKEE
DILDO FUCKER
LICHT PINK
DILDO FUCKEE
TIT TORTURER DARK PINK TIT TORTUREE
2-HAND FISTER DARK RED 2-HANDED FISTEE
INTO NAVELWORSHIPP ERS
MAUVE HAS NAVELFETISH
SUCK MY PITS
MAGENTA
ARMPIT FREAK
PIERCER PURPLE
PIERCEE
LIKES DRAGS LAVENDER DRAG
PISSER
YELLOW PISS FREAK
SPITS PALE YELLOW DROOL CRAZY
HAS 8’’ OR MORE
MUSTARD
WANTS A BIG ONE
2 LOOKING FOR ONE GOLD ONE LOOKING FOR 2
ANYTHING ANYTIME ORANGE NOTHING NOW
TWO TONS O’ FUN APRICOT CHUBBY CHASER
SUCK MY TOES CORAL SHRIMPER
COWBOY RUST HIS HORSE
SP ANKER FUSCHIA SPANKEE
HUSTLER KELLY GREEN
JOHN
MILITARY TOP
OLIVE DRAB MILITARY BOTTOM
DADDY HUNTER GREEN HUNTING FOR DADDY
DINES OFF TRICKS LIME GREEN DINNER PLATE
RIMMER
BEIGE
RIMMEE
SCAT TOP BROWN SCAT BOTTOM
HAS UNCUT DICK BROWN LACE LIKES UNCUT DICK
CIRCUMCISED BROWN SATIN LIKES CIRCUMCISED DICK
HEAVY SM TOP BLACK HEAVY SM BOTTOM
BONDAGE TOP GRAY BONDAG E BOTTOM
LATEX FETISH TOP CHARCOAL LATEX FETISH BOTTOM
ACTUALLY OWNS A SUIT
GRAY FLANNEL
LIKES MEN IN SUITS
BEAT MY MEAT WHITE I’LL DO US BOTH
CUMS IN SCUM BAGS CREAM SUCKS IT OUT
SHAVER
RED/WHITE STRIPE
SHAVEE
LIKES BLACK BOTTOMS BLACK/WHITE STRIPE LIKES BLACK TOPS
LIKES LATINO BOTTOMS BROWN/WHITE STRIPE LIKES LATINO TOPS
LIKES O RIENTAL BOTTOMS YELLOW/WHITE STRIPE LIKES ORIENTAL TOPS
LIKES WHITE BOTTOMS WHITE LACE
LIKES WHITE TOPS
WEARS BOXER SHORTS PAISLEY LIKES BOXER SHORTS
BESTIALIST, TOP FUR
BESTIALIST, BOTTOM
STARFUCKER SILVER LAMÉ STAR
LIKES BOTTOM MUSCLEMEN GOLD LAMÉ
LIKES TOP MUSCLEMEN
HAS TATTOOS LEOPARD LIK ES TATTOOS
SMOKES SIGARS
TAN
LIKES CIGARS
CUDDLER TEDDY BEAR CUDD LEE
CHICKEN KEWPIE DOLL CHICKEN HAWK
WEARS A DIRTY JOCK DIRTY JOCKSTRAP SUCKS ‘EM CLEAN
STINKS KLEENEX SNIFFS
GIVE HOT OIL MASSAGES HANDYWIPE WEARS IT WELL
RIDES A MOTORCYCLE CHAMOIS LIKES BIKERS
BARTENDER
COCKTAIL NAPKIN BAR GROUPIE
TOP FOR SEX OUTDOORS MOSQUITO NETTING
OUTDOOR BOTTOM
MY FRIEND’S NOT IN,LET’S GO TOOTHBRUSH CAN’T GO BACK TO MINE
FOOTFUCKER RED SOCK FOOT-FUCKEE

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