What Is 'Pig Play' And Is It Only For Gay People?

Let's get to the bottom of this, shall we?

Have you ever heard of "pig play"? No, it's not when someone has sex with a pig and no, it's not when two (or more) people dress up as pigs and have sex.

"Pig play" is an umbrella term used by some members of the gay community. It has varying definitions depending on who you ask but it generally involves sexual activity that emphasizes and embraces things like spit, urine, feces, sweat, ejaculate and sometimes other various kinds of kink.

In the latest episode of HuffPost's Love+Sex Podcast, co-hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson tackle the following question from a listener:

"Is 'pig play' something only gay men engage in? Or do straight people like 'pig play' too?"

To help answer this question -- and a slew of others sent in by Love+Sex listeners like "Do I need to have a dick pic if I'm going to try dating on Grindr?" and "How do lesbians have sex?" -- Kolodny and Michelson welcomed Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, a sex expert and professor at New York University, to their "Ask Us Anything" episode of the podcast:

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