This page is about the slang term bottom



a man who takes the passive role in gay or homosexual sex

For example

  • Joey made a page about himself on a gay community website and it said he preferred bottoms aged 20 to 40.

  • When Pedro was in a gay bar he met a guy he really liked, but it soon became clear that they were both bottoms.

This is a common gay slang term and it means a man who prefers to be "on the bottom", or to take the passive role, in gay sex. A man who prefers to be "on top", or to take the active role, is called a "top".

Quick Quiz

A gay guy who's a bottom will usually try to find a partner who's

a. a top

b. straight

c. a bottom

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Contributor: Matt Errey