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The use of the term bull.

mstara
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I have long been aware of the term 'bull' when used to mean a more dominant man in non monogamous relationships.  These men are also often referred to as Alpha males. Now I'd never given either of these terms much thought except that Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.

However I spotted this the other day and I'm now wondering if this is why those two terms are interchangeable?

https://marthajefferson.tumblr.com/post/635441327703752704/the-origin-of-the-letter-from-the-documentary

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Topic starter Posted : 24/11/2020 12:10 am
subhubphx
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Posted by: @mstara

I have long been aware of the term 'bull' when used to mean a more dominant man in non monogamous relationships.

Interesting.  Thank you for sharing.  I always thought that the term "bull" was merely just used as a reference to the man that a wife chose to have sex with that wasn't her husband and not necessarily an indication of dominance over the husband.  Clearly that is often the case though.  Labels ... necessary and confusing at the same time.

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Posted : 24/11/2020 6:42 am
soundsofdelight
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I was a bit peeved to have missed this short series but knowing the Beeb they'll be repeating it soon enough.

I'm not sure the terms alpha and bull are wholly interchangeable. In nature whilst we get bull elephants, walruses, whales (not Wales), seals etc., the list goes on, these males tend to be dominant, are the patriarchs of a specific family group and take their responsibilities seriously in keeping the group safe and together. They are alphas but being males we call them bulls. They might be big but they're not thick.

In many other groups of animals, such as wolves or even meerkats, we get both alpha males and alpha females. They are the top dogs sharing responsibilities between them keeping the group together. All others within the group are submissive to them until age, ill health or injury tempts a young contender to challenge them.

In human society, we don't have alpha males. We just get control-freaks with nothing between their ears, over-active turkey giblets between their legs and full of nothing but Bull.

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Posted : 24/11/2020 8:52 am
mstara
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You both could be right of course - I just thought it was an interesting coincidence and wondered if there was a connection.

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Topic starter Posted : 24/11/2020 10:17 am
subhubphx
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@soundsofdelight @mstara

I think the word bull is used because it is easier and quicker than saying "the guy who fucks my wife".  😘 

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Posted : 25/11/2020 7:42 am
gallifreystyle
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@subhubphx @soundsofdelight @mstara 

Bull definitely has brevity on its side! But I always thought it was chosen specifically because of a bull's role in farming. Since the job of the bull is to fertilise many cows, not to mention the fact that it is big and dangerous, the association with strength and virility is clear. Also, by choosing such an animal association I think it reinforces the idea that the bull is only expected to have sex with the woman, without experiencing any of the other intimate connections that the primary partner enjoys. To me, the term bull in this sense is specific to cuckold style relationships rather than just dominant males more generally.

I think what the symbolism above really illustrates is how primal this association of bulls and strength/potency is. It is quite fascinating.

 

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Posted : 25/11/2020 8:56 am
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subhubphx
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Posted by: @gallifreystyle

To me, the term bull in this sense is specific to cuckold style relationships rather than just dominant males more generally.

Completely agree, unless the relationship with the "bull" is also a developing emotional relationship.

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Posted : 25/11/2020 9:05 am
Emma
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To me, the term bull is the opposite of cuck and infers sexual superiority. We don't use either term in our household because I feel they are related to the cuckold "world" which is not what we practice.

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Posted : 09/12/2020 11:28 am
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Missknowsbest
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I know a male in the "cuckolding community", and his primary use of the term "bull" is in relation to actually impregnating (by request) the wife of the cuckolded husband.  In this he has had some success.

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Posted : 17/12/2020 7:52 pm
Emma
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Posted by: @missknowsbest

I know a male in the "cuckolding community", and his primary use of the term "bull" is in relation to actually impregnating (by request) the wife of the cuckolded husband.  In this he has had some success.

Wow that certainly takes things to the next level.

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Posted : 17/12/2020 8:26 pm
subhubphx
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Posted by: @evolvingyourman_ivcr4j

Wow that certainly takes things to the next level

Wow indeed.  Does it ever!

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Posted : 18/12/2020 4:24 am
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