Stag Vixen Bull?

I personally don’t like labels. Especially those that are applied to people based on their sexual behaviour. Some labels can be useful or fun, but others invite speculation and misunderstanding about what someone does or doesn’t do. For that reason, I prefer to

Stag Vixen Bull
Don’t call me a cuckold!

refer to myself as a shared wife, but for the sake of convenience, I’ll answer to the generic label of Hotwife too. Just don’t call me a Slut Wife or Cum Slut or any variation of words that suggest there’s something wrong with my enjoyment of non-normative sexual activities.

There are a few labels that do however amuse me, as much as I am still loath to use them myself. Curiously, they are all animal related. They each describe the three main players in a Hotwifing scenario: Stag Vixen Bull. I actually don’t mind these terms since they are relatively neutral, if not mildly positive. They don’t seem to invite misconceptions as much as other labels either.

But how the heck did someone come up with these names? Time for a little research!


As I thought, the term Bull is intended to conjure up an image of a strong, dominant male that is led into the bedroom to service a woman (usually a Hotwife). Much like the animal itself, when presented with a female, a Bull immediately knows what to do and doesn’t stop until the job is done. In the extreme form of cuckolding called breeding, the Bull is literally brought in to inseminate too. But that’s a whole ‘nother world!

In general though, ‘Bull’ is used to refer to any man who is invited to join a Hotwifing couple. I personally don’t like the term since the idea of being serviced by a Bull is a bit off. I also don’t like the inference that a Bull is sexually superior to the Hotwife’s husband. Still, in the spirit of playing roles and not being a complete killjoy, I don’t hold it against a single guy if they advertise themselves as bulls. At least they’ll know what’s expected of them which is gold in my book.


I can’t help but think Stag is a fairly new term and possibly coined for want of a better word to describe a husband who isn’t a cuckold but enjoys sharing his wife. I’ve only really come across ‘Stag’ on Tumblr and it’s only just debuted as a definition on Urban Dictionary this year so it can’t be that widely used. Yet. Beyond Tumblr however, I don’t think Stag will make much sense to most Hotwifing couples.

I suppose I don’t mind ‘Stag’ and I certainly prefer it over Cuckold, which many husbands of Hotwives aren’t anyway. There’s an air of pride about Stag. Think of the mighty male deer with its majestic horns! It at least connotes a positive role in the partnership rather than a passive bystander which is exactly what I’d describe my own husband. Not sure if I’d call him a Stag though.


Whoever came up with ‘Stag’ more than likely came up with ‘Vixen’ too since it’s just as unfamiliar an alternative term for Hotwife beyond Tumblr. Curiously, it only entered the Urban Dictionary in March this year too. If these Tumblr bloggers work at it hard enough, both terms may end up being mainstream labels in no time!

A vixen is of course a female fox. As women, we’re fairly accustomed to being called a fox or foxy so it’s not a big stretch to be called a Vixen I suppose. However, Vixen hasn’t always been a positive term (it traditionally refers to women who bust balls) so I’m not sure how happy I am to adopt the term myself. I’ll stick to being a shared wife or Hotwife. I just can’t do these animal terms!

Update – I was contacted by a Tumblr author who lays claim to coining Stag and Vixen and his definitions are very good.


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