I have a request for real answer. It might be naughty. But here goes: [meaning of 'fluffer']

I was reading a book.
The guy ask the the woman(love interest) if she thinks she needs a ‘fluffer’
Can anyone tell me what that means?

The only familiarity I have with that term is from the adult film industry. A “fluffer” is a crew member who is charged with making sure that a male actor’s equipment is fully erect when it comes time to actually start filming a scene.

My impression is that a ‘fluffer’ is a crew member on a porno set who keeps the male actors visibly aroused. I could be very wrong; it doesn’t quite seem to make sense in the context you mention.

From context, it sounds like it could be being used in the sense of whether the male character wonders if the female character needs someone else (i.e., not him) to get her aroused for sex with him.

Maybe the writer meant for the man himself, to keep her from having to do it.
It’s kind of a book like that.

She’s Miss Pure he’s a rogue.

That could be, if she’s inexperienced.

Yes, specifically a “fluffer” is generally understood to be a woman (though I suppose it could be a man, too) who is not an actress in the movie, who will perform (usually) fellatio on the male actor in between scenes to help keep him erect. In the age of Viagra, I suppose this is not as necessary a job role. Also, I’ve heard that this role is perhaps not as common as made out to be in pop culture.

I’ve only heard it in the porn context, but is it an older book? Perhaps back in the day it was something like a French tickler?

Looking at the sad state of my pillow in the morning, I can relate.

There is another meaning of ‘fluffer’. That was the name given to the women who cleaned the electrical wires in the London Underground during the brief period each day when the lines were shut.

In 1949, the BBC did a series of broadcasts of workers in unusual jobs - a ‘city that never sleeps’ kind of thing, and there they found the fluffers:

Transport was covered by Maff Robertson who, in a tunnel in one of London’s
underground railways, talked to a “fluffer,” one of the women who clean the lines during the few hours that the electric current is turned off. Diligent as “fluffers” may be on the job it takes a gang of them two and a half years to work the to work the entire length of the Bakerloo line, … (Kyogle Examiner 30 Dec 1949)

Of course, the BBC could have just been speaking in euphemisms, and clued-in listeners may well have understood a completely different meaning to a gang of women working the entire length of the Bakerloo line.

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I thought it meant ‘maid’
That’s how dumb I am.

Urban Dictionary is your friend for these sort of questions

Even regular dictionary.com will give the naughty definition. I am curious about the greater context of the conversation and the age of the book to make sure we are, indeed, applying the correct definition.

It’s a early 2000s book set in the 70s.
Guy has a decrepit mansion he turns in to a party palace. He uses Victorian and Edwardian like furnishings.
Invites lots of the ‘In’ people.
Dressing up and serving foods he thought were correct for the time frame. Someone always brought Pizza tho’.

The place turns into a sex, drugs and rock n’ roll type place. Spirals into evil.
He starts bringing in young girls and finally gets busted.
I don’t think I finished the book. 'Cause I can’t remember anymore.

Yeah, sounds like the naughty definition would be likely. :slight_smile:

Given that this is apparently a fuzzy memory of the OP’s, I wonder how much the actual interaction was one woman asking the man if he wanted a fluffer first before he started on one of the other women. That would make a lot more sense as a salacious narrative.

@engineer_comp_geek ,
Appreciate your changing the title.

I was nervous about putting that word in the title. I wasn’t sure if it was ok to do that in this forum category.

Now I know…