This page is about the slang term top



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

For example

  • Kenny put an ad on a gay website and it said he'd like to date a top aged 20 to 30.

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

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

Quick Quiz

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

a. also a top

b. a bottom

c. straight

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Contributor: Matt Errey