Do you know the meaning of “Twink” ?

It’s “Twink” that is part of the name of the “French Twinks” studios, and today it is used in the gay world to denote a youthful sexy guy with a juvenile look, the origin of this term is quite surprising and controversial… So where did it come from?

The young prostitute of the 70’s

The word “Twink” used at the end of the sixties in the British gay scene, would be derivative of the word “Twank”, a term that refers to a young gay submissive and often a prostitute. The word “Twank” is itself derived from and gets its roots from the slang term in English “Skank” used to refer to an easy woman, roughly said, a slut.

Editor’s NOTE: Sorry this is not very flattering to our beloved Twinks but the story is true.

A cake stuffed with white cream

The word “Twink” could also come from “Twinkie” which is an american cake, which appeared in 1930 and is made from a sweet fried sponge cake and filled with white cream.

Although high in fat and unhealthy, Twinkies become so popular in the United States in the fifties, that they are part of the official snacks that American school children receive.

“They sure are Good” – Filled with Rich Cream

“A sweet cake filled with white cream consumed by school children”

The association of ideas between white cream, softness and schoolchildren is obvious to any perverse mind and it was enough for the gay world to start using this term to designate this to young hungry guys.

The gigolo of video game

Since 1999, we can also speak of “Twink” in the video game world, and especially in the famous World of Warcraft game. The term in this case is derived from “Twinkle” meaning “to shine” in English.

The “Twink” in this universe then is defined like this : “A low level character made more powerful thanks to the help of higher level characters, who offered him objects that he would not normally have at his level”. So he is a beginner player who receives gifts from more experienced players (Note: we don’t know in exchange for what… and we again find in this concept of Twink 2.0 a close link with prostitution).

By extension, “T.W.I.N.K” became the acronym for “Teenage, White, Into no Kink”. For gamer’s a “Twink” is thus a species of young gigolo who has need of a rich and powerful master, who is also protective, to enable him to survive and to progress faster in the game.

If it is associated with prostitution, video games, or a cake?… there is a common point in these different uses of the word “Twink” is that it is always linked to being youthful.

We hope that this little article has helped to perfect your “gay culture” and that this precious knowledge will allow you to shine with your friends lol