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Old 08-20-2018, 10:58 PM   #1
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How do adult sites or magazines get their names?

The question may be very interesting, at least it is so to me.

Before 1997 when Hong Kong was returned to China, I had the opportunity to visit the island and was surprised by the rich contents displayed on the newsstand by roadside.

One famous adult magazine is named literally "Dragon, Tiger, Leopard", all of which are symbols of strength or sexual power in Chinese culture, but later as I grew up, I came to know the models in the magazines are mainly from Thailand, not fully representing the erotic culture of Hong Kong.

Another magazine is known as literally "A Spring-Hiding House", in Chinese culture, "spring" means "eroticism", so there are "spring picutres", "spring stories". I think the original may come from the Spring Palace of a royal court, where an emperor often have funs with his many concubines.

Two other magazines are "Fire Kirin" and "Men The Husband", Kirin is a kind of imaginary wild beast which is the symbol of sending male offsprings to a family, and men are the dominant role in a sex performance.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:15 PM   #2
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In America, for example, pent traditionally has stood for penis, or for a standing penis, while house is symbolic of the vagina. The conglomeration of the two led to the creation of Penthouse.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:03 AM   #3
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In America, for example, pent traditionally has stood for penis, or for a standing penis, while house is symbolic of the vagina. The conglomeration of the two led to the creation of Penthouse.
I've never heard either of those terms used in a sexual way. A penthouse is the top floor of an apartment, and usually the best and most expensive apartment. The name of the magazine was taken from that.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:12 AM   #4
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In America, for example, pent traditionally has stood for penis, or for a standing penis, while house is symbolic of the vagina. The conglomeration of the two led to the creation of Penthouse.
Thank you for your enlightenment. Very impressive and very creative.

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I've never heard either of those terms used in a sexual way. A penthouse is the top floor of an apartment, and usually the best and most expensive apartment. The name of the magazine was taken from that.
Perhaps your understanding is based on dictionaries, but we should not constrain the imagination of a person.

Like in the case of "The Black Lane", which is a site of Thailand, my interpretation is that all the pussies provided are black in looking and pussies are also known as Love Lanes, hence the name.

But another site good for showing shaved pussies has a Chinese name literally meaning "White Tiger", do you get the implication at first sight? I bet you don't without consulting a google search. White tigers mean bald pussies, the natural ones without hair, not the shaved ones. In Chinese culture, such pussies are the things that easily overcome the fucker or anyone who fucks such a pussy may be unlucky. That is why up to now you still see many oriental pussies are hairy, either in China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and other areas that are influenced by Chinese cultures.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:19 AM   #5
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I know very little of Asian life or culture, but I know many words and phrases from one language don't translate well to others; hence the odd, often meaningless strings of words that don't go together.

Also, some Asian governments are highly repressive and brutal, so people had to use more colorful and indirect words and phrases than we in the west can get away with.


Box's take on the name is more correct as the publisher Bob Guccione was seen as striving for the luxury penthouse apartment kind of status for his magazines.
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