Dirty Sanchez is a purported sex act which consists of feces purposely being smeared onto a partner's upper lip. Sex-advice columnist Dan Savage says the act is completely fictional.[1][unreliable source?] Brian Bouldrey in Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex says the act is an urban legend.[2] The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English says, "This appears to have been contrived with the intention to provoke shock rather than actually as a practice, although, no doubt, some have or will experiment."[3] If so, this makes it an actual practice.


Columnist Gustavo Arellano of ¡Ask a Mexican! contends the term evokes the stereotypical mustache of a Mexican.[4][dubious ] The term for the sex act entered British gay cant Polari in the 1960s.[5]

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  1. ^ Savage, Dan (2003-05-29). "Do the Santorum".
  2. ^ Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59691-474-2.
  3. ^ Partridge, Eric; Dalzell, Tom; Victor, Terry (2006). The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English. Taylor & Francis, 9780415259378
  4. ^ Arellano, Gustavo (2007). Ask a Mexican. pp. 67. ISBN 978-1-4165-4002-1.
  5. ^ Baker, Paul (2004). Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 109. ISBN 0-8264-7343-1.