A list of acronyms/abbreviations/slang terms commonly used on BoyChat, with their definition or explanation.
- Adult Friend -- An adult, or BL, with whom a boy shares a relationship.(More info)
- Age of Attraction -- The age range of boys that a particular BL is attracted to. This varies among BLs, from prepubescent boys to teenagers. (More info)
- Age of Consent -- The legal age at which a person is considered competent to give consent to sexual activity. The AOC varies from place to place, ranging from the onset of puberty to the voting age. (More info)
- BoyChat, the boylove message board. (More info)
- Boylove/Boylover -- The label chosen by men with a physical, emotional, and psychological attraction to prepubescent and/or pubescent boys, who do not believe that loving relationships with boys are damaging, so long as the interests of the boys are respected. boylove (More info)/boylover (More info)
- Boy Moment -- A recounting of an experience that a BL has had with a boy in his everyday life. (More info)
- Child Advocate -- Person or persons who claim to stand up for the rights of children and "protect" them from "child molestors" with whom we are ignorantly -- and sometimes knowingly -- lumped together. Some CA's work in government positions, some work for private organizations, and some work on their own ("vigilantes"). They watch this board, so it is important you be careful with personal details. (More info)
- Cement-Headed Straight-Clown -- A straight person who, not having to question his/her own sexuality, has lost the ability to think open-mindedly about sexuality. His/her mind has turned to unthinking cement capable of understanding only those sexual feelings that conform to societal norms. (credited to Adam Selene) (More info)
- Child Lover
- a label for people attracted to both boys and girls, and/or a generic (controversial) term for someone who may be attracted to either boys or girls. (More info)
- Child Molester/Molestation -- ???MUST FIX???People who force themselves sexually on boys and/or girls. The media and LEO's lump us in with these creeps; in fact, no true boylover would ever force himself on a boy. (More info)
- Child Pornography -- Pictures or written depictions of children in sexually explicit situations or positions, usually illegal. The definition of KP is not definite, but more of a “know it when you see it” phenomenon.(More info) (also KP)
- child protection services
- child sexual abuse
- The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association
- ??? IS THERE AN ARTICLE FOR LATEST EDITION??? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association
- FreeSpirits Committee -- The volunteer committee that oversees FreeSpirits and all of its sites. (More info)
- GirlLove -- The label chosen by men with a physical, emotional, and psychological attraction to prepubescent and/or pubescent girls. GirlChat is the support board for GirlLovers girllove (More info)/girllover (More info)
- GT (also GTG)
- Get Together -- A real life meeting of several BLs for the purpose of socialization. They’re usually kept very secret, and are invite only. get-together NO MORE INFO AT LINKED PAGE
- High Boylover Priesthood
- International Boylove Day
- Instant Messaging
- Jungsforum (German)
- Jongensforum (Dutch)
- Kiddy Porn/Child Pornography -- Pictures or written depictions of children in sexually explicit situations or positions, usually illegal. The definition of KP is not definite, but more of a “know it when you see it” phenomenon.kiddie porn (also CP)
- loved boy
- Little Boy Lover -- The label chosen by Boylovers with an AOA primarily for "little" boys (usually ages 1 to 9). (More info)
- Law Enforcement Agency -- Self explanatory. Where Law Enforcement Officers work.
- Law Enforcement Officer -- Self explanatory. Some monitor the board, so it is important to follow the rules and be careful with personal information.
- Little League World Series
- Laugh Out Loud -- A comment made in response to something funny. Alternatives include ROFL (rolling on floor laughing), ROFLMAO (rolling on floor laughing my ass off).
- Minor-Attracted Adult -- A general term for adults who are attracted to males or females below the age of consent. (More info)
- Minor-attracted person/people ???MAYBE "SEE MAA"???
- Meta BoyChat -- The message board on which technical issues and issues of BoyChat’s operation are discussed. MetaBoyChat
- No Text -- Written in a message subject window when the body of the message contains no text. NT is also written in the body of a message due to the fact a message cannot be posted unless something is written in the body of the message.no text NO ADDITIONAL INFO AT LINK
- Problem Report Form -- If a poster notices a rule violation in a post they read, they are advised to send a Problem Report Form to the Cogs so that the problem can be dealt with as soon as possible.problem report form NO ADDITIONAL INFO AT LINK
- Plain Vanilla Faggot -- A non-BL homosexual equivalent of a CHSC. (credited to Adam Selene) plain vanilla faggot NO ADDITIONAL INFO AT LINK
- Real Life -- Used to describe the off-line component of one’s life. Concerning meetings, it is used to describe a meeting in the flesh between two or more posters. (More info)
- Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off).
- Someone who has been convicted of violating a law considered (often wrongly) to be a "sex law" (More info)
- sex offender registry
- Sure Quality Radio
- special young friend
- Teen Boy Lover -- The label chosen by Boylovers with an AOA primarily for teenage, or post-pubescent boys. (More info)
- The Poster Known As -- Used to specify a nickname. (More info)
- Someone who participates on a chat or message board with the intention to disrupt the board for his/her own amusement. On BC, this is oft times a vigilante, LEO, or BL-basher, who sometimes pose as BLs in an attempt to lure BLs into legal traps. ???HAVE ARTICLE???
- Virtuous Pedophiles
- Young Friend -- A boy with whom a Boylover shares a relationship. Also LB: Loved Boy. The criteria of what warrants the “YF” title varies from BL to BL, whether a YF is a very close friend, or a boy that a BL sees around a lot. Note: neither of these terms necessarily denotes a sexual relationship. (More info)
Frequently Asked Questions at BoyChat