power bottom

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From power + bottom.

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NounEdit

power bottom ‎(plural power bottoms)

  1. (gay sexual slang) There are different uses of this term. For some, a power bottom is a bottom who can "power through" and bottom a lot (e.g. for a long duration), for others, it means a bottom who takes charge of a sexual situation, playing a more dominant, aggressive, and commanding role in sex. The latter example is more often referred to as a "dominant bottom", however.
    • 2003 April, Underwood, Steven Gregory, Gay Men and Anal Eroticism: Tops, Bottoms, and Versatiles[1], Harrington Park Press, ISBN 9781560233749, OL 8614377M, page 27:
      And I'll put something like, "Power bottom looking for tops who can handle it." You should see the responses I get for that.
      In one phrase, power bottom means, "Shut up and lie down. I'll take care of the rest."
    • 2007 October 4, Glenn Howerton, Danny DeVito, and Rob McElhenney as Dennis, Frank, and Mac, “The Gang Sells Out”, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia[2], season 3, episode 7:
      Dennis: I'm sure there's a great deal of switching back and forth, but I think more often than not, bears are tops. Unless they happen to be power bottoms.
      Frank: What's a power bottom?
      Mac: A power bottom is a bottom that is capable of receiving an enormous amount of power.
      Dennis: Actually, Mac, you got it backwards. You see, a power bottom is actually generating all the power, by doing most of the work.
    • 2008, Wolfe, Sean, Taboo, ISBN 9780758225122, LCCN 2009291819, OL 23713793M, page 70:
      I know a power bottom when I fuck one.
    • 2010 October 6, Simpson, John, Wolf's Head Inn, ISBN 9781615816309, OL 25229205M:
      "I love that you're a power bottom", Michael said between thrusts.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:power bottom.

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