Examples of GGG
Examples of GGG
Where does GGG come from?
Journalist and LGBT activist Dan Savage coined the term GGG over the course of writing “Savage Love,” his widely read relationship and sex advice column for alternative Seattle-based newspaper The Stranger. Due to the column’s popularity and widespread syndication, awareness of the term became widespread and popular across the nation. GGG is usually used to describe people who may not necessarily describe themselves as “kinky,” but are open to trying new things in bed beyond their comfort zone.
Who uses GGG?
In conversation and in writing, the term GGG is generally used as an adjective.
Many readers interpret “game for anything” as a suggestion to be truly willing to do anything their partner desires, but Savage has been keen to remind readers of the “within reason” part of the acronym’s meaning, particularly when it comes to vomit, extreme BDSM, emotional or humiliating roleplay, etc., which Savage claims fall under his category of FTF, or “fetish too far.”
In a Savage Love column from January 2004, Savage mentions GGG for the first time, discussing how his readers misinterpreted his call for people to be “good, giving, and game.” He writes: “While I think people should be GGG in the sack, I didn’t say ‘game for anything.’”
The term has sparked inspiration in many forms, from the “GGG Cocktail” recipe (a gin ginger gimlet) from the media company GOOD to a “How GGG Are You?” quiz on the dating site OKCupid. The quiz includes questions based on various sexual scenarios and how the test-taker would react to bondage, whips, pornography, gender-swapping, and food play.
GGG – good, giving, game. Thanks @fakedansavage! (Lauren, 38)
— Lauren Emily Writes (@laurenemilywri) October 31, 2018