Hot girl summer just passed us but for most of us, it was a hot girl bummer, to say the least. And now, it's already cuffing season. October, all the way till March is cuffing season, so everyone has their best wife/ husband material behavior rehearsed.
We know cuffing season is tricky and we cannot be our hoe selves this season, but I have some great news for you, October can also be hoe season! October has also been dubbed Cocktober.
That's right - Cocktober, probably the most fun word to say like ever. But what is Cocktober? It's exactly what it sounds like. It's a celebration of cocks. Penis month. Shlong season. Dick day.
The month is dedicated to cocks - appreciating their size, their shape, their weird texture and everything else that comes with it.
Who would even come up with something like this? Howard Stern, unsurprisingly. Stern has a show called "The Howard Stern Show" which is mostly just locker room chat, homophobia and misogyny all in all. But he came up with the concept of Cocktober and everyone went along with it.
"Every day there will be different cock activities,” Stern explained the summer before the first Cocktober was observed. These included staffers in a “cockfight,” dipping their dongs in paint and attempting to smear their opponent with it; George Takei picking his favorite celebrity shaft; and a Miss Cocktober pageant featuring a lineup of trans women.
Babe.net explains it best - "Cocktober is not a sit-down meal, it's an all you can eat buffet. So go back for seconds and thirds. Get rid of the ones you don't want anymore and indulge in the ones you do. Cocktober is the time for test driving all of your cuffing season candidates and then, slowly, narrowing the field down to the real viable options. Cocktober is the time to give your candidates the tryouts of their life before you settle down in November with your winner. "
The "hoe culture" developed to get rid of the stigma around name-calling based on sexual activity - embracing "slut" and "hoe" as positive labels instead. Cocktober is the ultimate expression of hoe culture - go out, get some and call it a day.
But the main theme of Cocktober is Halloween! As the Medium explainer on Cocktober said - " Cocks fit right into the ensemble of ghosts and ghouls. With their mutable unpredictability — morphing between flaccidity and bonerhood — they have the spectral aspect of a fickle spirit or poltergeist. A cock is quite literally “a thing that goes bump in the night,” while jizz is more or less indistinguishable from ectoplasm, the gooey residue of a haunting. And, in their uncanny way, schlongs do haunt the people who come into contact with them "
Basically, Cocktober is the epitome of expressing your sexual desires and wants without being judged for it because it's a pop culture thing now, apparently.