stem the rose

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stem the rose (third-person singular simple present stems the rose, present participle stemming the rose, simple past and past participle stemmed the rose)

  1. (idiomatic, euphemistic) To have anal sex; to insert one's penis (stem) into another's anus (rose).
    • 2005, Brokeback Mountain, 46:12 from the start:
      You guys wasn't gettin’ paid to leave the dogs to babysit the sheep while you stemmed the rose. Now get the hell out of my trailer.
    • 2006 April 20, Otto Bahn, “Re: Astounding new book takes publishng world”, in rec.arts.books, Usenet[1]:
      Are you stupid? You of course have stemmed the rose. Palate cleanser, indeed.
    • 2009 April 29, Edward M. Kennedy, “I donut understand the excitement over Specter”, in, Usenet:
      Stemming the rose by any other name would still gross me out.
    • 2010 May 27, “Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (comments)”, in A.V. Club Chicago:
      Bruckheimer wasn't paying Gyllenhaal to let the anonymous henchmen babysit Persia so he could stem the rose.
    • 2011 February 23, mjandrews8, “Defense of Marriage Act decision adds to list of gay rights victories (comments)”, in Washington Post:
      Love who you want but y'all know stemming the rose ain't right and you'll have to answer for dat sheeet!