175 - slang term for a gay male, the same number was used to identify homosexuals in the Nazi Germany concentration camps. Chicken - a younger gay man who looks for older men.
Absolute code - idea dating back to the 1950s where friends don’t out each other to others. Active - person who takes the top position during sexual intercourse. Closet case - a homosexual who frequently worries about what others think if they reveal their lifestyle.
AIDS Terrorist - someone who has unprotected sex after being diagnosed with AIDS. Diesel Lesbian - lesbian who dresses like a male truck driver.
When seeking the origin of terms, lexicographers look for printed evidence.
In hunting cougars – the term, not the women or the wild cats – I found a March 3, 2001, article in the Globe and Mail of Toronto which credits “cougar” to a Canadian website called Cougardate.com, which the story says was started in 1999.
According to new research, an estimated 655,000 single women in the UK would prefer to date a mature divorced man rather than someone younger than themselves, which means that more than half a million women are interested in having a relationship with divorced men.
And it’s not just older single women who prefer the charms of experience over youth.
I’ve been told the implied use was a Canadian creation in use for at least 20 years. and it is the name of a recent television reality show. Ulli Most of its popularity stems from a 2001 book by Valerie Gibson, called Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men.
However, I can’t find any information that confirms that. This is the sort of book you buy as a joke for your newly single women friends, but one that they will read with interest when no one else is around.
For our in-depth analysis of the cougar phenomenon, read on...
There’s been an enormous amount of media coverage centred on older women dating younger men over the last decade.
Gay or homosexual refers to men and women dating and engaging in relationships with people of the same sex.