Porn Terms Defined

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Every now and then, someone will email support or post a review asking what words like “gonzo” mean. For those who aren’t veteran porn junkies or fans of the good Doctor, there are a lot of terms and acronyms that aren’t immediately obvious. Read on for a short list of the most puzzled over words.



ATM: Short for ass-to-mouth. That’s kind of a mouthful, so you can see why they shortened it. ATM occurs when something is inserted into someone’s ass and then immediately inserted into someone’s mouth. Luckily, most actresses douche before anal scenes.

BBW: Short for big beautiful women. BBW encompasses everything from chubby to morbidly obese, though the BBW fans I know like something toward the middle.

Gonzo: The meaning of the term “gonzo” has been diluted to some degree since John Stagliano invented it. In a gonzo movie, the camera is an acknowledged part of the scene. That usually comes in the form of the cameraman (who is often the director) talking to the girls or actually having sex with them. Gonzo also encompasses scenes where girls are obviously playing to the camera.

POV: Short for point-of-view. POV movies are filmed from the perspective of the male performer. Which can be nice if you like to imagine yourself in the driver’s seat, so to speak.

Squirting: Although the subject of much controversy, squirting means female ejaculation. My take: squirting’s real, but not all porn girls who claim to be able to do it can. There is rampant faking. Check out girls like Cytherea, Flower Tucci and Tianna Lynn if you want to see the real thing.

Those are the most asked about words/acronyms. Feel free to leave a comment if there’s anything you’d like me to add.

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10 Responses to “Porn Terms Defined”

  1. Matt K Says:

    For credit where it’s due, “gonzo” is a term that significantly predates John Stagliano. It was a style of journalism pioneered by the late great Hunter S Thompson, where he’d immerse himself in the story. Someone else coined the term in reference to Thompson’s work, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the Buttman.

  2. Michael Says:

    I ran across a new word (for me):cougar; an older woman that preys on younger men.

  3. Strangepork Says:

    I think “cougar” is a much better term than MILF (mom I’d like to fuck) since not all moms are necessarily older, and not all older women are necessarily moms. Also, cougar has a nicer sound to it…. rrrrrrrrrrrrrowwr.

  4. thorx Says:

    wasnt Gonzo the name of Thompsons lawyer in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas I am not sure its 25 yers ago when I red it.

  5. admin Says:

    Matt K – I had hoped that “For those who aren’t veteran porn junkies or fans of the good Doctor…” would be an inside reference for those in the know, but you’re right. HST was the originator of the term gonzo. Buttman applied it to porn.

    Michael & Strangepork – I like “cougar” too. Less ambiguity, much better sound.

    thorx – HST did indeed refer to his lawyer as Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing.

  6. Kawari Says:

    Whatever, Gonzo was the muppet baby with the big nose that got in trouble all the time.

  7. Matt K Says:

    My bad, Alison! I totally missed that!

  8. admin Says:

    Matt K – No worries :)

    - Alison

  9. Jack Says:

    If you need terminology.. You should check out Jane’s janeology http://www.janesguide.com/wpmu/janeology/

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