donkey punch

[dong-kee puhnch]

What does donkey punch mean?

Donkey punch is a coarse sex act where a man punches his partner in the back of the head (or elsewhere) during ejaculation, usually while having sex from behind. It's falsely said to cause a tightening of the anus and vagina—but will be sure to cause injury ... and even criminal charges.

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There are other senses of donkey punches ... just so you know: the Nintendo character Donkey Kong’s battle move; a cocktail made of rum, orange juice, and ginger ale; and an old-timey word (donkey puncher) for an operator of a kind of steam-powered logging machine. Look, now you learned something.

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Examples of donkey punch

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Examples of donkey punch
donkey punch ur girl with LOVE AND AFFECTION
@pterrordaktyl, July, 2018
"Speaking of cocktails, I’m going to order a Donkey Punch." "What is a donkey punch?" "I’m not getting into it."  
Transcript of dialogue between Matt Shea & MNEK, Matt Shea, Noisey, July, 2014
Once told my husband's friend I was going to donkey punch him in the throat. I had no idea what it meant. *moments that make me want to die
@BigTopFamily, April, 2014

Where does donkey punch come from?

This beastly sex term calls up the powerful kick that actual donkeys, when startled, give with their back legs. 

Though its origins aren’t exactly known, we suspect (and hope) the donkey punch, as with many other disturbing sex acts like the blumpkin and Cleveland steamer, was made up as a sick joke. It’s mentioned as a sex act as early as 1997 (and as a “weird-ass band name” the year before) on an internet Usenet group and entered into Urban Dictionary in 2003, where there are many other twisted variations on the donkey punch.

In 2004, sex columnist Dan Savage notably discussed the donkey punch, describing it as a figment of young boys’ imaginations—but one that could have have serious health or legal ramifications, given that it is a form sexual violence. Even joking about it condones sexism and misogyny, if in reference to women, as well as assault if men. 

A little biology for you here: none of this is to mention that human physiology does not cause the anal sphincter to tighten after blunt force trauma to the head. Rather than a tighter orifice, victims of the punch could suffer memory loss, paralysis, or even death. Performance of such a move without consent could result in assault or rape charges.

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That said, the donkey punch was performed in some pornography films in the early 2000s, including Gutter Mouths 30 and Donkey PunchHowever, both actors and reviewers criticized that the scenes featuring donkey punches were painful to participate in as well as to watch, to say the least. 

In 2008, a British horror film called Donkey Punch was based entirely on the premise of covering up a fatal donkey punch accident.

Remember the Enron energy company scandal of 2004? The company was massively corrupt and fraudulent, and their scandal was considered the largest bankruptcy reorganization and biggest audit failure in history. Enron traders used the term donkey punch as slang for their price gouging methods. 

Donkey punch achieved a brief moment of more light-hearted fame in January 2012 on a viral Jeopardy! clip. Host Alex Trebek read the clue: “A blow to the back of the neck is the punch named for this animal.” The correct answer was rabbit punch, an illegal boxing term, but a sheepish (and yet somehow overeager) contestant mistakenly buzzed in with “What is donkey?”

Who uses donkey punch?

Sometimes dudes wish to donkey punch (or deliver a donkey punch to) a partner to fulfill their chauvinist or dominance fantasies on partners. Not cool, dudes. A donkey punch on an unwilling partner is a sex crime and dangerous if consensual.

People more often use donkey punch as a crass, and very problematic, joking threat of physical and sexual violence, suggesting rape.

The concept of the donkey punch is so outrageous that it’s sometimes its own punchline to jokes.

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