Glory holes are holes usually found on the walls of public toilet and adult film arcade booths. Their purpose is to have a sexual intercourse, while being able to maintain anonymity.
Upon encountering this magical little portal, with an underwhelming surprise at the other side, one can decide to give or receive pleasure and sign to the other side, accordingly.
Those wishing to be the more charitable participants, may signal this, by putting their finger through the hole – hope for the best – and if all goes well, just wiggle it a bit at the bottom.
Origin of the term
The first meaning of glory hole is noted to the 1820’s, where the phrase was used to refer to junk drawer – the literal junk drawer.
It was not until a century later, that the common usage of the two words rose up in themes associated with the crotch, namely this time junk drawer was an expression for vagina. Still in the 1920’s, glory hole was also used for gay bars.
Spread of the term
By the end of the 20th century, glory holes were common in the milieu of public restrooms, as well as adult video arcades. They also started to be featured frequently in porn movies.
They can now be often found on the deep caverns of the internet.