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Dirty Sanchez is a purported sex act where feces are purposely smeared onto a partner's upper lip. Sex-advice columnist Dan Savage says the act is completely fictional.[1] Brian Bouldrey in Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex says the act is an urban legend.[2] The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English says, "This appears to have been contrived with the intention to provoke shock rather than actually as a practice, although, no doubt, some have or will experiment."[3]


Columnist Gustavo Arellano of ¡Ask a Mexican! contends the term evokes the stereotypical mustache of a Mexican.[4] The term for the sex act entered British gay cant Polari in the 1960s.[5]

In commerceEdit

The Texas-based restaurant chain Torchy's Tacos offers a breakfast taco named the "Dirty Sanchez" on their regular menu. There is no obvious relation between the taco and the purported sex act.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Savage, Dan (2003-05-29). "Do the Santorum".
  2. ^ Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2008. ISBN 1-59691-474-2.
  3. ^ Partridge, Eric; Dalzell, Tom; Victor, Terry (2006). The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English. Taylor & Francis, 9780415259378
  4. ^ Arellano, Gustavo (2007). Ask a Mexican. p. 67. ISBN 1-4165-4002-4.
  5. ^ Baker, Paul (2004). Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 109. ISBN 0-8264-7343-1.
  6. ^ Torchy's Tacos menu