Red, white or blue? What does the colors of a Leather Harness mean?

 To understand the meaning of leather harnesses colors, we first have to step back and cover the story of  HANKY CODE-

Colors of leather and fetish in the gay community.

The Hanky code (also known as handkerchief code or bandana code) is a color-coded system employed in the gay leather ad fetish community to indicate preferred sexual fetishes and roles.

In this code, each color refers to a specific sexual preference / fetish.

History of the Hanky Code

The wearing of various colored bandanas around the neck was common in the mid- and late-nineteenth century among cowboys, steam railroad engineers, and miners in the Western United States.

It is thought that the wearing of bandanas by gay men originated in San Francisco after the Gold Rush, when, because of a shortage of women, men dancing with each other in square dances developed a code wherein the man wearing the blue bandana took the male part in the square dance, and the man wearing the red bandana took the female part (these bandanas were usually worn around the arm or hanging from the belt or in the back pocket of one's jeans).

It is thought that the modern hanky code started in New York City in late 1970 or early 1971 when a journalist for the Village Voice joked that instead of simply wearing keys to indicate whether someone was a "top" or a "bottom", it would be more efficient to subtly announce their particular sexual focus by wearing different colored hankies.

Currently, the hanky code is widely used (at least for the main colors) in the gay fetish, leather and BDSM community both in Europe and in the USA.

Those are the colors mainly used in today's modern leather communities:  

 Red         Fist

 White      Masturbation

 Blue         Fuck

 Black       BDSM

 Yellow    Pissing

 Orang      Anything

 Gold        Threesome sex

Grey         Bondage

 Fuchsia    Spanking

 Olive       Military

 Green     Daddy/boy

 Maroon    Scat

 Light Pink Dildo

 Light blue Blowjobs

 Pink         Tit torture


Today, leather harnesses are worn by people of all genders and sexualities as a way to express their kinky side and show off their leather pride. Whether you're a seasoned BDSM enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of kink, a leather harness is a must-have in any kinkster wardrobe. So go ahead, embrace your inner kinkster and rock that leather harness with pride!




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