Who would truly be strong enough to resist “punking out” in a prison? Well, actually the dominant ones aren’t considered punk – but they’re – just as gay.
From 1931 research:
These are families women create in prison that provide them support, bonds and relationships, like a traditional family would. Typically, only the main couple in the family has sexual relations. The women take on masculine and feminine roles to mimic a real family. “Mammy” or “mumsy” is given to the older, maternal woman in the family, while “Popsy” is given to the dominant woman, who is least feminine. These “parents” are typically older and are seen as mentors to younger inmates. Roles within pseudofamilies are flexible and can change with time.
In homosexual relationships, sexual types for women include: “butch” or “daddy” refers to the masculine female who is dominant. The “femme” or “mommy” is the submissive one. A “trick” is a girl who allows herself to be used by others. A “commissary hustler” is manipulative. “Cherries” have never had lesbian experiences and a “square” will not take part in homosexual acts.
Heterosexual men in prison view their homosexual acts as being “situation specific” and may not consider themselves bisexual. These men often describe how they imagine being with a woman while taking part in sexual activity with a male inmate. During masturbation, they picture past sexual experiences with women. They take part in homosexual activity due to having no “heterosexual outlets”.
A dominant sexual partner in prison is called “daddy” while their submissive partner is called “kid” or “girl”. The dominant partner has their mate take on the feminine role in order to feel more masculine and powerful.