It applies to young bottom homosexual men. Its origin is found in the name of the young lover of Encolpius in The Satyricon (60 AD), the literary work of Petronius. Although at the beginning of the 18th century the name became generic in the works of Rousseau or Voltaire (L’Anti-Giton), it also acquired connotations that brought it closer to prostitution and promiscuity, since it was also used to point out the young men maintained by older gentlemen. Throughout the 19th century it began to be used to refer to the bottom homosexual men, and today, although it is still used, it is rare.

Variation: Gitonisme.
Related: Papa gâteau.

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