Examples of pillow talk
Examples of pillow talk
Where does pillow talk come from?
Pillow talk is recorded as early as the 1910s, though pillow has signified sexual intimacy for far longer. A pillow-mate, for instance, was slang for “prostitute” in the 1870s, as people usually bump uglies in the bedroom. You know, where there are pillows.
After sex, two parents may lie in bed, embrace, and engage in sweet, loving, very personal and revealing banter, ergo pillow talk. Studies have even shown how the hormone oxytocin, sometimes dubbed the “cuddle” or “bonding hormone,” promotes emotional intimacy following that physical part.
Pillow talk has been popularly featured on screens big and small. The 1959 film, Pillow Talk, featured plenty of romantic repartees between its stars Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Elsewhere in cinema, pillow talk has played a more nefarious role, with people taking advantage of after-intercourse openness to learn secret information—a trope called the honeypot used in many a James Bond story.
Popular music has seen pillow talk, too. Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik released his debut solo single in 2016, “Pillow Talk,” which hit #1 on the Billboard charts. The music video featured his girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Its chorus looked at both sides of the relationship pillow, as it were: “Pillow talk / My enemy, my ally / Prisoners / Then we’re free, it’s a thin line.”
Who uses pillow talk?
Pillow talk, naturally, is often used in discussions of deeper personal connections and lovebirds learning about each other in new relationships.
Pillow talk turns into sweet dreams
Sweet dreams turns into coffee in the morning 🎵
— La La Lisa ♡ (@lalalisapisa) August 18, 2018
New relationship pillow talk:
"What country do you dream of visiting?"
When the new wears off:
**bends toes all crinkly and weird** "What if my toes looked like this?"
— Pro-Trife (@Alysia_Brownn) December 17, 2017
As partners are often more open after sex, willing to slip secrets, scandals, and hearsay, pillow talk is often used as a form of “gossip,” whether juicy or harmful.
lmao pillow talk gossip is the best
— Palesa (@Lushovah) August 21, 2018
People will sometimes vent to their friends and their friends will turn around and pillow talk telling their s/o everything. I have a special place in my heart for those friends who never tell their s/o about personal conversations that they have with their friends.
— FaShion Ma'ja (@FaShionMaja) August 22, 2018
Pillow talk is also associated with extreme honesty, sex tends to reveal our true selves.
Pillow talk is so dangerous 😂😂💀💀 I’d never get that comfortable. Next thing I’m confessing my fuck ups.. Yhuu ngeke
— Keeks🍑. (@Kim_erley) August 20, 2018
him: tell me your secret fantasies. I want to make them come true
her: lifelong monogamy
him: ummm, anything else?
— niteynite (@hoedeehoe) August 13, 2018
Pillow talk is also used in platonic relationships, especially in close female friendships along the lines of bonding.
Grab your favorite pair of PJs and join The Pretty Girls of ΛΟ as we pillow talk about various topics that effect women’s health. We will be accepting shoe donations to donate to Sole for Souls. Skee you there 💚💕 #WomensHealthandAwareness #AKA1908 pic.twitter.com/1x9V7klnbv
— NonCHELant (@Simply_Chels15) August 16, 2018
If you wanna continue your friendship with me youre gonna have to listen to pillow talk. And youre gonna have to at least pretend to like it
— Sand Hanitizer (@RainaFern) January 29, 2016
Pillow talk can be a metaphor in the likes of politics and business for two parties that are unusually close or showing special treatment, such as revealing trade secrets.
Can’t wait until Mueller subpoenas @seanhannity , seeing as how he and Trump pillow talk every night.
— 🌊Dr. Dana🌊 (@DNPnotMD) August 22, 2018