Dirty Sanchez (sexual act)

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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 the media[edit]

American heavy metal band Steel Panther mentioned Dirty Sanchez in their song titled "The Shocker" from their album Feel the Steel (2009). Another band, Sleazy RoXxX, recorded a song called "Dirty Sanchez" as the opener for their album Topless Suicide' (2016).[citation needed]

In the South Park episode "Proper Condom Use" (2001), the Filthy Sanchez is noted as a sexual act, among several other allusive terms for sexual acts. "Hot Karl" was also mentioned.[citation needed]

A 2004 advertisement for Unilever's Seedy Sanchez Pot Noodle featured a Mariachi band singing a song filled with double entendres about their noodles and the sex act.[6][7]

In the movie Dodgeball:A True Underdog Story (2004), after their victory over the girl scout troop, they[who?] meet White Goodman and his team in a bar called "The Dirty Sanchez". The side of the building shows a woman with a moustache holding a beer.[citation needed]

It was mentioned in the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) along with rusty trombone by Mooj after learning Andy is a virgin.[citation needed]

In 2006, Dustin Diamond directed and released his own sex tape Screeched – Saved by the smell (2006), which was marketed as depicting Diamond performing the sex act.[8][9] The film's marketer David Hans Schmidt appeared on the Howard Stern Show in October 2006, and Stern confirmed the act was performed in the film.[10]

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that the term is actionably indecent. WKRK-FM in Detroit, Michigan, has twice been fined for using the term on air.[11][12] However, Rosenblat notes that the act was discussed and the term used frequently by Howard Stern.[13][14]

The television show Family Guy referenced it in an episode but made up the variation 'muddy Ramirez' due to network censoring.[15]

In DC Comics' Suicide Squad #22, the term was replaced with a made-up term, 'sloppy aardvark', in order to avoid editorial objections to the script.[16]

In the Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto universe, the standard dirtbike is named the Sanchez, in an apparent reference to this purported sex act.[17]

In commerce[edit]

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.[18]

See also[edit]


  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. ^ "Pot Noodle Ad – Seedy Also seen in scary movie 4 Sanchez".
  7. ^ "Pot Noodle continues innuendo in new TV ad". Brand Republic. 2004-03-05. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30.
  8. ^ "Porn Star's Name May Ring A 'Bell'". New York Daily News. 2006-09-27.
  9. ^ "Screech Sex Tape "Guest Stars" Revealed". The Hollywood Gossip. 2006-10-04.
  10. ^ "The Howard Stern Show for October 11, 2006". 2006-10-11.
  11. ^ "NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE". Federal Communications Commission. March 28, 2003.
  12. ^ "NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE". Federal Communications Commission. March 8, 2004.
  13. ^ Rosenblat, Geoffrey (2006). "Stern Penalties: How the Federal Communications Commission look to crackdown [sic] on indecent broadcasting". Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal LIES (13): 167.
  14. ^ Rosenblat, Geoffrey (2006). "Stern Penalties: How the Federal Communications Commission and Congress Look to Crackdown [sic] on Indecent Broadcasting". DigitalCommons.Law.Villanova.edu. Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  15. ^ Morgan Jeffery (November 2, 2011). "'Family Guy' Alex Borstein interview: 'I'd love to make a movie'". DigitalSpy.com. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  16. ^ "When Harley Quinn Replaces A Dirty Sanchez With A Sloppy Aardvark". Bleeding Cool. 2013-12-22.
  17. ^ Sanchez dirtbike
  18. ^ Torchy's Tacos menu