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"Vanilla" friend?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 24, 2003

In Reply to: "Vanilla" friend? posted by ESC on January 24, 2003

: : Can anyone tell me meaning of term "vanilla" friend?
: : Thanks

: The only thing I could find was in a book about youth slang. At one time "vanilla" was an alert that a pretty girl was in the room. But I have no idea if that has any connection.

The phrase "vanilla friend" seems to come from kinky sexual practices.
If you are a practitioner of bondage and discipline and you have a close friend or family member that does not share your enjoyment of your views but accepts you anyway then that friend or family member is considered a "vanilla friend".
May be from the phrase "plain vanilla"?
Below is a goog for the phrase.

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