Cameltoe

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(Camel's toes)
 

Cameltoe is a slang term that refers to the outline of the female labia majora when seen through tight, form-fitting clothes.[1][2] It is sometimes called a "front bottom".

Common circumstances


The causes of cameltoe are not always obvious.[3][4] Cameltoe commonly occurs as a result of wearing clothing under the following conditions:

  • * Exercise shorts, stretch pants and leggings — including spandex[citation needed]
  • * Very tight-fitting jeans, shorts, hotpants, underwear, or swimwear[4]

However, some fashion analysts have also identified clothing design as a cause, rather than its size. Cameltoe may thus be exacerbated by:

  • * Jeans design[5]
  • * Garments with a tight central seam that serves to divide the labia majora[6]

Reference in popular media


The concept of a cameltoe has been featured prominently in American entertainment media.

  • * The Bob & Tom radio show released an album called Camel Toe.
  • * New York dancepop group FannyPack's first major single was entitled "Cameltoe".[4]
  • * In the film The Weather Man, cameltoe plays a major role in the movie's plot development. Nicolas Cage's overweight daughter is chided by classmates for her cameltoe, and Cage's father insists that Cage do something about it to help the girl's self-esteem.[7][8][9]
  • * The film Superbad refers to a male version of the cameltoe being something that females "go nuts for". They then refer to it as the "cameltail".[10]
  • * The spoof film Scary Movie 2 includes the cameltoe in a list of martial arts poses such as "The Crouching Tiger" and "The Drunken Monkey".
  • * In the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas there is an Egyptian-style hotel in Las Venturas called the "Camel's Toe".
  • * In the episode of South Park, Britney's New Look, a reference is made to Britney Spears' Camel Toe.
  • * In an episode of Robot Chicken there is a scene with two camels standing outside a strip club with one exclaiming "That looked just like my toe!"
  • * A British pub named 'The Camel's Toe' in the Azerbaijan capital Baku caused outrage when local journalists discovered the meaning of the term in English.[11]
  • See also

References

1. ^ Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. ISBN 0740751182. “Cameltoe: Terminology used to describe what happens when a chick wears her pants tighter than tight. Her crotch area becomes outlined with the seam riding …”
2. ^ "Miaow! Today's pop princesses do love their catsuits. Hadley Freeman however, has a few practical concerns", The Guardian. Retrieved on 8 December 2007. "Alicia Keyes generously saves me from having to explain what exactly a camel toe is in anatomical detail, but for those who need a little help, let's just say the words "crotch outline" and let that suffice."
3. ^ "Cameltoe Alert!", Salon.com (23 May 2003). Retrieved on 3 December 2007. "My first encounter with the horrors of the labial lapse hit right on cue. I was 12 years old, living in a desolate town outside of Fort Dix, where no coolhunter has ever set foot."
4. ^ a b c Sanneh, Kelefah (23 May 2003). "Fashion Tip in Rap for Brooklyn Girls.", New York Times. Retrieved on 3 December 2007. "A good question, although answering it requires a certain tact. Cameltoe is slang for a fashion faux pas caused by women wearing snug pants; the term suggests a visual analogy. The song is a cautionary tale, intended to help victims – help them, that is, by ridiculing them – into recovery."
5. ^ Anatomy of a Cameltoe, part 1. "Most of the time, camel toe is rarely the extreme you see on certain websites; it's more subtle than that. Most of the time, camel toe is caused by wearing pants that are too big -in one specific area- making a reciprocal area too small. It's an engineering problem, not a weight problem. In fact, here's a skinny mannequin. If she's got a camel toe, everyone else will too." Fashion Incubator, April 21, 2006.
6. ^ Anatomy of a Cameltoe, part 2. Fashion Incubator, April 21, 2006.
7. ^ "Scattered Dour", Riverfront Times (26 October 2005). Retrieved on 8 March 2008. "He's a regret in the lives of those who know and have tried to love him: his father Robert (Caine), a revered author who set an example to which the son foolishly aspired; his wife Noreen (Hope Davis), a keeper of a dark secret who left him for a good man and a better life; his son Mike (Nicholas Hoult), whose search for a father figure lands him in the lap of a pedophile (Gil Bellows); and his overweight daughter Shelly (Gemmenne de la Peña), whose prominent "camel toe" has made her a laughingstock among her friends."
8. ^ "The Weather Man (2005)". IMDB. Retrieved on 17 February 2008. “I don't know - like, dummy if you miss a question … or, camel toe?”
9. ^ Zacharek, Stephanie. "The Weather Man", Salon (magazine). Retrieved on 18 February 2008. "Looking after two kids is plenty, but then, doesn't she bear equal responsibility for not recognizing that her daughter is leaving the house with "camel-toe"? … A brief flash of Shelly's pants-fitting problem is followed by a shot of an actual camel's foot, to make sure we get the point."
10. ^ "Superbad (2007)". IMDB. Retrieved on 18 February 2008. “Yeah chicks go nuts for that … the male camel toe. Yea yea! The camel tail.”
11. ^ 'English pub Camel's toe which means "clear visible presence of a woman's vulva, as a consequence of wearing overly tight pants" functioning in Baku center' “[1]”, Today.Az, 8 April, 2008.

 

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