May 1, 2009

Discreetionary: AWW


AWW · abbreviation. akbay while walking

Today’s Discreetionary entry was coined by a friend of mine as the discreet PLU version of HHWW-PSSP (holding hands while walking—pa-sway-sway-pa). If you’re discreet, you of course won’t show any overt signs of affection with your boyfriend or date in public. (You leave those signs inside darkened movie houses. Hehe.) So any physical touching should be minimized or at least be innocuous. For two straight guys, the most intimate touching that can be done while walking is possibly the akbay. (Is there any English word for this?) So in lieu of holding hands (or God forbid, wrapping your arm around his lower back), the “manly” buddy akbay is the way to go. Of course, gay people all around you will speculate upon seeing you two together in such a position, but that’s to be expected.

Now the question is, which type of akbay do you do? The near akbay, where you hang on to the shoulder of your partner nearest you, or the full akbay, wherein it is the other, farther shoulder you hold on to? I guess it depends on how discreet or paranoid you are and how much you like the guy. :-)


~Carrie~ wrote on May 5, 2009 at 2:12 PM:

mas intimate yung full akbay for me, although i do both the near and full akbay. while walking, i do the near akbay, parang holding hands ko yun. yung full akbay, i do when we check out some items at the shop, or like that. It's my sort of hug, kasi i let my chest stick to his shoulder blades.

Vince wrote on May 6, 2009 at 12:26 AM:

Carrie, nice. And I like how you mentioned that you let your check stick to his shoulder blades when doing the full akbay. :-)