Dirty Sanchez (sexual act)

Dirty Sanchez is a term for a sex act where feces is purposely smeared onto a partner's upper lip. Sex-advice columnist Dan Savage says the act is completely fictional but here is an example of a site that specializes in Dirty Sanchez.[1] Brian Bouldrey in Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex says the act is an urban legend.[2] The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English says, "This appears to have been contrived with the intention to provoke shock rather than actually as a practice, although, no doubt, some have or will experiment."[3]


Columnist Gustavo Arellano of ¡Ask a Mexican! contends the term evokes the stereotypical mustache of a Mexican.[4] The term for the sex act entered British gay cant Polari in the 1960s.[5]

There is evidence of dirty sanchezes going back to colonial times. It is said that amount the Sanchez family, the girl of a quinceñera would have all the guests give her a dirty sanchez. This is wholly untrue.

In the media

In the hair metal band Steel Panther's song "The Shocker", dirty sanchez is mentioned.

In the 2001 South Park episode "Proper Condom Use", the Filthy Sanchez is noted as sexual act, among several other allusive terms for sexual acts. (Hot Karl was also mentioned).

A 2004 advertisement for Unilever's Seedy Sanchez Pot Noodle featured a Mariachi band singing a song filled with double entendres about their noodles and the sex act.[6][7]

It was mentioned in the 2005 film 40-Year-Old Virgin along with Rusty Trombone by Mooj after learning Andy is a virgin.

In 2006, Dustin Diamond directed and released his own sex tape Screeched – Saved by the smell, which was marketed as depicting Diamond performing the sex act.[8][9] The film's marketer David Hans Schmidt appeared on the Howard Stern Show in October 2006, and Stern confirmed the act was performed in the film.[10]

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that the term is actionably indecent. WKRK-FM in Detroit, Michigan has twice been fined for using the term on air.[11][12] However, Rosenblat notes that the act was discussed and the term used frequently by Howard Stern.[13]

The television show Family Guy referenced it in an episode but made up the variation 'muddy Ramirez' due to network censoring.[14]

In DC Comics' Suicide Squad #22, the term was replaced with a made-up term, 'sloppy aardvark', in order to avoid editorial objections to the script.[15]

See also


  1. Savage, Dan (2003-05-29). "Do the Santorum".
  2. Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2008. ISBN 1-59691-474-2.
  3. Partridge, Eric; Dalzell, Tom; Victor, Terry (2006). The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English. Taylor & Francis, 9780415259378
  4. Arellano, Gustavo (2007). Ask a Mexican. p. 67. ISBN 1-4165-4002-4.
  5. Baker, Paul (2004). Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 109. ISBN 0-8264-7343-1.
  6. "Pot Noodle Ad – Seedy Also seen in scary movie 4 Sanchez".
  7. "Pot Noodle continues innuendo in new TV ad". Brand Republic. 2004-03-05.
  8. "Porn Star's Name May Ring A 'Bell'". New York Daily News. September 27, 2006.
  9. "Screech Sex Tape "Guest Stars" Revealed". The Hollywood Gossip. October 4, 2006.
  10. "The Howard Stern Show for October 11, 2006". 2006-10-11.
  11. "NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE". Federal Communications Commission. 2003-03-28.
  12. "NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE". Federal Communications Commission. 2004-03-08.
  13. Rosenblat, Geoffrey (2006). "Stern Penalties: How the Federal Communications Commission look to crackdown on indecent broadcasting". Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal LIES (13): 167.
  14. http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/interviews/a347654/family-guy-alex-borstein-interview-id-love-to-make-a-movie.html
  15. "When Harley Quinn Replaces A Dirty Sanchez With A Sloppy Aardvark". Bleeding Cool. 2013-12-22.
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