Sagging Jeans=Gay Male Prostitutes? By Lightning Strykez! In recent months, toe-tapping in public rest-room stalls has become more widely publicized due to a certain national scandal. However, apparently using your toes isn't the only way to signal that you want to get down another man. I was talking to a parole officer (he's a friend of mine, so NO I wasn't in jail ) and he was telling me of the origins of sagging pants. Now, most people would equate this so-called "fashion" statement with the Hip Hop community, since Rappers like Tupac, 50 Cent and other former jailbirds have promoted it during their careers. Now, I already knew that inmates wore their pants without belts in the slammers because belts were banned. But I DIDN'T know that sagging pants and showing one's drawls (translation: underwear) doubled as a symbol of homoerotic activity in the jailhouses as well. The officer told me that men who wore sagging pants and exposed either their underwear or outright azz-cheeks were identified as male prostitutes. Generally they were bottoms and were regarded as such--especially by tops who regularly traded these men out with other male tops for various goods i.e. money, cigs, drugs, other men, et al. Did any of you know that? It certainly put a new perspective on things for me. Not that I sag my jeans, but still...considering that so many rap artists have spent time in the slammer--and undoubtedly they know the secret meanings behind this style of attire--it really makes me wonder why they would choose to identify themselves with it. Are these rap stars perhaps telling us a bit more about their sexual orientation than we really want to know? Were they "gang-bangers" in more than one way? And would these young kids in the world today continue to sag their jeans if THEY knew the true meaning?