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Hanky Codes

colloq.
The handkerchief code was a way, for men to recognize each other with then meet on the streets, bar, clubs, movies, and parks. The handkerchief code used location and color, to indicate the sexual interests, of the potential sex partners.

LEFT SIDE
COLOR
RIGHT SIDE
Anal sex, top Dark blue Anal sex, bottom
Anythings Goes, top Orange Anything Goes, bottom
Fist fucker Red Fist fuckee
Food fetish, top Mustard Food fetish,bottom
Gives Golden Showers Yellow Wants golden showers
Hustler, selling Green Hustler, buying
Light S/M, top Robin's egg blue Light S/M, bottom
Oral sex, top Light blue Oral sex, bottom
Uniforms/military, top Olive drab Uniforms/military,bottom
Bondage, top Gray Bondage, bottom
Recruiting a virgin White Is a virgin
Gothic romance, top White lace Gothic romance, bottom
Heavy S&M, top Black Heavy S&M, bottom
Scat, top Brown Scat, bottom
[From 1970's]
 
[from 1990's]
Source: [1970s - updated 1990's]