|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||boy!pussy, bp, b!p|
|Related:||Yaoi Hole, girlpeen|
|See Also:||Genderfuck, Transfic, Mpreg|
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Boypussy is a term used mainly in Glee fandom for AU fanfic in which a male character (usually Kurt Hummel) has a vagina. This trope is different from genderswap, always-a-girl, and transfic in that the b!p character is presented as a cisgender man who just happens to have a vagina.
In non-fandom gay slang, boypussy is a term for the anus. The boypussy trope appears almost exclusively in M/M works.
The trope has been criticized as sexist, transphobic, and/or fetishizing.
Commonly, the b!p character reflects a lot of pent up baggage regarding femininity. It’s almost unheard of for the b!p character to be anything but distinctly and bluntly feminine, often carrying stereotyped traits of femininity that women are often maligned for. it’s not uncommon for the b!p character to be abused physically and sexually by his partner (b!p characters are largely characterized as weak and passive). Power dynamics, much like in g!p works, are commonly present, and often exploited/unbalanced. Plenty of discussion to be had about the messages around toxic masculinity, misogyny, heteronormativity, etc. found in these works.
the fact that bp is almost always written as 100% smut highlights the exact reason why it’s transphobic. it’s using trans bodies for purely sexual purposes, which when being written by cis people, is fetishizing.
However, some fans such as Twitter user @yooniefucks, hold the position that the boypussy trope is "really not analogous to trans experiences":
saying boypussy is trans reduces the experience of being trans (ie transitioning, most likely having dysphoria) down to just having a pussy. especially since boypussy focuses on that, its really not analogous to trans experiences. its just a sex swap. + theyre just... really different concepts. if you were gonna write nsfw fic about a trans character itd be completely different than nsfw about boypussy because theyre completely different. [...] honestly i could argue that saying all boypussy characters should be trans is kinda transphobic because it focuses on what trans men literally dont want which is for focus to be on their genitalia, while erasing every other aspect of what makes them trans.
- boypussy tag on Glee Kink Meme's pinboard account
- boypussy tag at Archive of Our Own
- Stultiloquentia's Not-Even-Remotely-Unified Theory of Boypussies - a meta essay on Dreamwidth