WTF does TRADE mean?

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    Apr 16, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    seriously?

    like, in this blog. they use the word Trade. what's it mean?

    http://mario-sessions.blogspot.com/2010/04/tuesday-trade-maybe.html

    the first dude is hot btw
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    Apr 16, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    That is a term with a storied history for straight men who will let you suck their cock or will fuck you in the ass in exchange for money.
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    so gay for pay?
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidThat is a term with a storied history for straight men who will let you suck their cock or will fuck you in the ass in exchange for money.




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    Apr 16, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    Yes... that was the original meaning. Now its more of a' general' term given to a male with a thug-like or ultra-masculine appearance (yes, its just a visual thing). I won't give you a history lession as I don't gave my gay encyclopedia readily available, lol. The term 'trade' is used a lot in the black gay community... honestly, I'm sick of the term. Lol.
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    I agree with what MuchingZombie said and that has always been what I would consider the original meaning of the term. HOWEVER. in the last few years, I have seen this term applied to married men, bi men and guys who just aren't necessarily into mutual gratification. By that, I mean, guys who will "allow" you to suck them off...even get fucked, but don't want any other "mutual contact". In that sense, the guy can "pretend" not to be all that gay... icon_lol.gif
    I think that this might be true of a lot of guys who will go to well known T-rooms or other public places where they can get off quickly and annonimously. And, not necessarily on the subject, but I think a lot of guys find the element of danger in public sex to be VERY exciting.
    But, with any term or word that has a LONG history, time and people have evolved it's original meaning without knowing what it truly represents.
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    Apr 16, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
    In Ireland and UK it is now just a common term for a random shag, synonymous with being anonymous.

    Random guy from the club, or random bloke from online.

    Trade = random pick-up purely for sex.
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    Apr 16, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    Incidentally, in the UK in 1990s there used to be a hardcore techno club called Trade. It was great. A Dante's inferno of wickedness.

    Yep, trade is a hook up, the American equivalent is a trick.
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    Apr 16, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    I came across the term in my early 20's when I mentioned to a friend who was in his 40's that I had gone to Rawhide, a leather bar in New Orleans.

    He yelled at me and said, "Oh, you're really out of control aren't you!! First you tell me you are out there tricking with guys every weekend, (I had slept with two guys in a month) and now you are going for the "rough trade," he told me.

    Ok so he was a bit dramatic, but I burst out laughing at this "rough trade" term that I had never heard of, and I asked him to explain WTF he was talking about.

    He said that trade referred to basically the meaning of the word--that you are willing to "exchange"-- but the exchange centering on sexual acts. This for that. Basically, subverting yourself in some way in return for sexual gratification, money, or maybe even trading your boundaries to satisfy your desperation. Sex was the common denominator, no matter who was the beneficiary of whatever.

    Let's not forget that this term was around when homosexuality was still thought to be a mental illness by the APA. So needless to say, stigma probably created some desperation where niceties were overlooked in favor of sex acts that probably were traded among men, as opposed to some organic dating or romantic notion of guys hooking up today. (Cut to the chase, you let me fuck you and I will suck your dick, deal?)

    I guess over time, you just referred to both people and sexual acts as "trade" because it boiled down to a willing participant in an exchange, and not necessarily a selfless act or even a friendly or romantic interlude, just "this for that"

    If you want to get asort of feel about it rent the movie "Cruising" done in 1980 with Al Pacino. Although it was a serial killer that was trying to get victims that were vulnerable because they were looking for "trade" and probably over dramatized, you might get a sense of what trade was like. Things have changed!



  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Apr 17, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    BEEN OUT 15 YEARS NEVER HEARD THIS TERM. wow. the rock i am under
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    Apr 19, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    KARATE1974 saidBEEN OUT 15 YEARS NEVER HEARD THIS TERM. wow. the rock i am under


    Love ya, buddy!! Stay under that rock...and just as sweet as you are! Trust me, you haven't missed a thing. Now, get back to those books are you're never going to graduate!!! icon_lol.gif
  • hotboy813

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    Apr 19, 2010 4:44 AM GMT
    KARATE1974 saidBEEN OUT 15 YEARS NEVER HEARD THIS TERM. wow. the rock i am under


    lmao I said th same thing and wat makes it worse is it's supposed to be used in gay black communities I've never heard that shit lolill hav to ask around I guess