Cuckoldry is apathy towards promiscuity or sexual infidelity committed by a wife to her husband. Similar apathy with regards to having promiscuous family members is called wittoldry or being a dayuuth.
A cuck (in the sense commonly intended when the word is abbreviated as such) is a man who approves of his wife having sex with other men, someone who engages in "polyamory", or someone who is not able to sexually satisfy their partner (leading to cheating by the female). In other words, any man who is, "guilty", of participating, however abstractly, in a subversion of monogamous practices.
In a modern pejorative sense, it refers to a spineless or effeminate man in general, a man who advocates progressive social policies, or a conservative who adopts leftist or pro-racial-diversity policy. This usage is mainly associated with the alt-right, due to them successfully labeling the neo-con and establishment conservative opponents of Donald Trump as 'cuckservatives', in the run-up to the 2016 U.S presidential election.
However, many incels don't use this word as a pejorative, claiming the motives of shaming a lack of masculinity are anti-incel, social darwinian, or somewhat misandrist as they claim that weak men will always exist and are necessary to value for a healthy society.
In the conservative world, there are numerous harmful stereotypes floating about when it comes to sex. For starters, all men are not seen to be potential rapists but potential adulterers.
History of the term[edit | edit source]
The term cuckold is all over Medieval Literature; in fact, it isn’t too much of an exaggeration to say that a huge percentage of humour from this time revolves around making fun of cuckolds. Cuckoldry plays a major theme the Canterbury Tale, Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays, the 13th Century poem “The Owl and the Nightingale” to the 18th Century play “The Country Wife”. The cuckold is often portrayed with horns, signifying failure and/or immoral behaviour. The humor had an element of religious shaming to it. Horns are still associated with cuckolds in the modern era; in some Mediterranean countries, an obscene gesture is created by extending the index and litter finger upwards and tucking in the other fingers and the thumb. This gesture is used to imply the target of the gesture has been cuckolded, and is thus often seen as an especially grievous insult.
Quasi-cuckoldry[edit | edit source]
Some females get off by participating in quasi-cuckoldry. This involves having casual sex with a slayer, right before dating a beta provider or right before committing to a beta provider. This leaves the beta provider a risk of providing for the child that's not his own. Lying about her past experiences with other men is another form of quasi-cuckoldry. (See also Slutting it up with the slayers)
Slayers also get off by participating in quasi-cuckoldry. This involves hiding the identities of the females he has had sex with. Later when the females find their own boyfriends, they would be unaware of her past sexual experiences. The slayer will get off at the thought of their boyfriends providing for them (who used to give him sex for free).