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zen_'s avatar

Remember the zipless fuck? Ever had one?

Asked by zen_ (6248points) September 10th, 2010

Did Aids put an end to that idea?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’m gay in a state in the US that voted in a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage, so zipless fucks are all I’m allowed to have. I had one yesterday.

erichw1504's avatar

…I have no idea what’s going on right now.

El_Cadejo's avatar

A usually spontaneous sexual encounter between strangers with little or no personal information exchanged. The highest plateau of casual sex.

El_Cadejo's avatar

i had to look it up myself :P

zen_'s avatar

Yeah, I’m old.

LuckyGuy's avatar

But what is the meaning of “zipless” in this case?

zen_'s avatar

Google zipless fuck/erica jong.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@zen_ Those were the days. Oh crap, I’m old too.lol

wundayatta's avatar

I think the image comes from an encounter on a train in Europe. A man and a woman share a compartment. It’s dark. They close the door. No words are exchanged. No clothing is removed—just appropriate fastenings undone (perhaps no zippers are in the clothes?), and the deed is done. They exit the train compartment, never to see each other again. They don’t even know what their faces look like.

Well, like the original, much of that could be fiction. I read it thirty years ago. But that was my impression.

These days, though, it’s been trumped and wiped out by the “glory hole.”

CMaz's avatar

“Those were the days”

They sure were. sometimes still are

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

If AIDS put an end to it… no one ever told me. Definitely did not get that memo before I met my husband.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@zen_ “And it is rarer than the unicorn”, Erica Jong 1973
Apparently you didn’t miss anything.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@wundayatta Huh, I’d love to do something like that.

wundayatta's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Name the train, car, date and time, and I can assure you that you will have your experience! ;-)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

That doesn’t count. You two are prezipped.

mowens's avatar

no comment.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@mowens Was that a Noooooo comment or a New-oo-oh comment?

nikipedia's avatar

It’s an idealized sexual encounter. It’s zipless because the sex is so eager and perfect that clothes don’t even need to be unzipped, they just fall away like flower petals.

augustlan's avatar

Though I’d never heard the phrase before today, let’s just say… I am old, too. ;)

loser's avatar

@augustlan Don’t feel bad. It was a new one for me, too!
However, @Simone_De_Beauvoir has me wondering…

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I’ve never heard of it, never had one and it doesn’t appeal to me to fuck a stranger I can’t even see much less no nothing about.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Self-moderated because my daughter doesn’t know everything about my past, although I’m sure she thinks she does… ;-)

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@JilltheTooth : She doesn’t know about the hunky hula men?

JilltheTooth's avatar

@hawaii_jake ; I don’t think she made it to the party…don’t tell, OK?

MissAnthrope's avatar

Wow. Usually I feel like an old lady and jibe really well with the ‘old-timey’ experiences, music, etc. I think this is the first time I have no idea what the ‘old timers’ are talking about. And, as someone who prides herself on being a sex guru (only because I’m very interested and read way too much), I am a little baffled that I had never heard this term before.

Apparently, I have missed an era of good times. When was the height of this phenomenon? You mentioned Erica Jong, so what, 60’s? 70’s?

To answer the original question… sadly, no. I would totally be open to such a thing, though, sounds pretty hot.

(P.S. Before I offend anyone with the ‘old timer’ thing, I am being ironical and semi-sarcastic.)

AmWiser's avatar

Alas, I’m to much of a lady to divulge such—sordid- intimate details of my youthful shenanigans.

whatthefluther's avatar

They may be “as rare as a unicorn”, but this particular pegasus might have a story or three to not share specifics about (other than they were many years ago, all pre-AIDs).
See ya…..Gary/wtf

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

If there were no STDs, I’d probably have one. But not with AIDS and warts and herpes…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@wundayatta Where can we possible find a dark train – something overnight you mean?

deni's avatar

what!?!?!?!? im sorry. aids. herpes. crabs. other gross skin shit….no thanks

augustlan's avatar

Don’t forget, guys… us old-timers were lucky enough to grow up in a pre-AIDS age.

zen_'s avatar

Older than ^, younger than Astro – makes you, like, four; so pass the smarties or I’m pulling your pigtails again.

In the late seventies, I had a chance encounter with a girl who was to enlighten me on the subject. (I hope she isn’t a jelly.) She told me to read this book by E.J. she had just finished, and to tell her what I thought of it. We were to bunk together that night, staying at relatives for the weekend. Oh, I told her what I thought about it alright.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@augustlan And that is just one reason why I am jealous of your generation.

Coloma's avatar

Yep, the 70’s were pretty damn zipless. Now days, not on your life! ( pun intended ) lol

Good times in the dark only happen with the turbo jets in my spa these days. hahahaha

Aster's avatar

we are going to buy a spa either today or monday, coloma. We had one for ten years. He wants one; I don’t care much about them.

wundayatta's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Yes, a dark train, you have a few drinks in the dining car, and are stumbling a little as you walk to your compartment. You try to pass a woman, but trip over nothing and you are in her arms. She does not pull away from the embrace, and neither do you. You can only half see each other in the dimness of the hall. You pull each other into the empty compartment, and pull the shades…

And then pull other things, I presume. I was watching from the end of the train car and didn’t see what happened next, but for some reason I was in a condition where wished that were me.

Coloma's avatar

@Aster

Well…you might not care much for him after you crank up those jets. lol

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Oh, wait! I want to change my answer! I have. It sucked. More accurately, he sucked. And not in the good way. I want a do-over.

lillycoyote's avatar

I was young and it was the 70s and that’s just what people did. And AIDS wasn’t the best thing that ever happened to the zipless fuck, but then again, maybe the zipless fuck wasn’t the best thing to begin with. Anyway, it still goes on, much like it always has; people just call it something else.,

JustmeAman's avatar

Never even heard this phrase let alone try it. I’ve been so reserved all of my life and have never slept with another that I wasn’t married to. Sometimes it makes you wonder what it would be like?

wundayatta's avatar

People aren’t all that different. It’s kind of like traveling around the country and hearing different dialects. You understand the language just as well, except sometimes the accent obscures the meaning. Some people speak news English. Others speak an impenetrable dialect.

That’s the way it is with sleeping with other people. It all works the same, but there are minor differences. Some people make a big deal out of those differences; others barely even notice them. Rarely do you find someone who speaks a completely different language.

zen_'s avatar

Hey Day – I just realized that this Q wasn’t modded despite my having forgotten to write NSFW. Cool. Shhhhhh.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@zen_ : Piss poor attempt at Atonement…just sayin’ ;-)

wundayatta's avatar

Now they’ll send it back for editing. They should have a check box that says, is this NSFW, and you check it off and it automatically has NSFW added, or it goes into a special section that people don’t have to look at if they don’t want to. Or they could choose whether they want to see NSFW questions or not.

JustmeAman's avatar

What is NSFW?

zen_'s avatar

Not Safe For Work

Yeah, there’s room for a NSFW button next to the Meta.

@JilltheTooth I caught the wink – but I’m trying to be extra nice today and tomorrow. Some people might only realize it years from now, but I was being nice to them – just brutally honest. Nah – I’m just a dick. I apologize.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@zen_ : And yet, I still lurve you….you lucky bastard…

zen_'s avatar

That and four bucks will get me a cappucino.

wundayatta's avatar

Ooooo, diss!

augustlan's avatar

Dagnabit. I’m a bad mod. <hangs head in shame>

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