First came the power bottoms. Then the Short Kings. The latest all-inclusive, body-positive community to bloom? Tall Bottoms — six-foot-plus gays who like to get fucked. Tall Bottoms are misunderstood.
Sure, tall men in general are privileged professionally and personally, more likely to find economic success and better luck on dating apps. Bottoms are stereotyped as petite and more feminine with a thicc ass, though ; an idealized top is tall, muscular and masculine.
So where does a lanky 6-foot-3 vers bottom — like writer Sam Van Pykeren — fit in? The other fun thing? Tall bottoms are iconic. Bottom-on-Bottom Violence The Tall Bottom movement has long had a presence online; however, it recently picked up momentum when porn star, writer and noted bottom-rights activist Ty Mitchell uncharacteristically came for his butt brothers.
Mitchell says his attacks are all tongue-in-cheek.
The Tall Bottoms I spoke with say their sex life can get more complicated — and difficult — than Mitchell is making it out to be. This has led to many jokes about the perceived awkwardness of Tall Bottoms hooking up with Short Kings:.
As a short top, all of you are tall bottoms. I can tell you it all comes down to a willingness to find the right sexual position.
Either way, communication is key. Hank, a year-old college student in North Carolina, is 6-foot-4 and considers himself vers. Many Short Kings are glad to support and penetrate their tall brethren.
We love tall bottoms! We love tall bottoms.
Well I do. Josh, a feminine 5-foot-7 Short King, often looks for men with the opposite characteristics.
He prefers submissive bottoms. Key, a 6-foot-1 year-old in North Carolina, has seen real-life dividends from the Tall Bottom movement.
Joseph Longo is a culture and entertainment journalist whose work has appeared in The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and more. He's still trying to understand what it means to be a Gemini Rising.
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