LGBTQ* Slang History (You May Not Know)
THE GAME OF FLATS
Texts from the 1700s refer to sexual acts between two women as “the game of flats,” or “flats.” The phrase came from the perception that sexual acts were primarily tribadistic (simulated heterosexual behavior). It is believed that the phrase was slang in Turkish culture and then recorded in London for the first time.
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Information Source: Baker, Michelle, and Stephen Tropiano. Queer Facts: The Greatest Gay & Lesbian Trivia Book Ever. London: Arcane, 2004.