boysmell copypasta

Boysmell

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About

Boysmell is a slang term referring to a young man's odor, which has been celebrated online, particularly by the trans community. The term has been the subject of several notable posts, including a viral copypasta that has been reproduced and voiced online numerous times in various memes or comment sections.

Origin

There are several definitions of what constitutes "boysmell" on Urban Dictionary, [1] though most do not have positive connotations. The positive association with "boy smell" appears to have started around 2017. On July 22nd, 2017, an anonymous 4chan user on the /lgbt/ board[2] started a thread on "boysmell" as one of the earliest known references to the slang term (shown below).


El now now Anonymous 2017-07-22 12:29:59 Post No. 8616259 [Report] Can we have a thread about boysmell please? >> Anonymous 2017-07-22 12:30:56 Post No.8616264 [Report] File: 1499174977776.jpg (44KB, 480x311px) Image search: [Google] what the f--- is wrong with you WOOSH. YOU HAVE Several types of aids >> Anonymous 2017-07-22 12:58:52 Post No.8616308 [Report] >>8616259 Pic is cute, I'd def be the black haired guy cause tall & dom. But what is this thread topic? Do you guys really enjoy guy smell that much?

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On December 19th, 2020, several anons posted about "boysmell," including pictures of anime girls, frequently Kurumi Nanase (Kurumi-chan) with their posts. A fourth anon responded, "this is the worst fucking board," resulting in a screenshot that was widely reposted on social media[3] (shown below).


: Anonymous 12/19/20(Sat)01:51:45 No.18230905 D uwu boysmell!!!!! teeeheeeeee *flaps arms and runs around in circles* きた 春が 10 KB PNG : Anonymous 12/19/20(Sat)01:54:20 No.18230922 boysmell!! boysmell??? boysmell.. BOYSMELL!!! boys...uwu..boys!!!! 676 KB PNG : Elizaaaa !!twN744YEzBp 12/19/20(Sat)01:57:57 No.18230945 Save some boysmell for meeeeee uwu 1.25 MB GIF : Anonymous 12/19/20(Sat)01:59:04 No.18230950 this is the worst f------ board

The most notable meme to emerge from the concept of "boysmell" also originated on 4chan. On October 4th, 2021, an anonymous user made a post expressing their appreciation for "boysmell" with cutesy language (shown below).


Anonymous 10/04/21(Mon)03:41:43 No.9927538 *sniff* *sniff* i-is that a BOY I smell? *sniff* *sniff* mmm yes I smell it! BOYSMELL!!!! I smell a boy! W-What is a BOY doing here?!?! omygosh what am I gonna do?!?! THERE'S A BOY HERE! I'M FREAKING OUT SO MUCH!!!! calm down calm down and take a nice, deep breathe.... *sniff* *sniff* it smells so good! I love boysmell so much!!!! It makes me feel so amazing. I'm getting tingles all over from the delicious boyscent! It's driving me boyCRAZYIIIIII if u are a boy and u are reading this, I just wanted to say hiiiii cute boy!!!! I love you! 11 KB PNG

*sniff* *sniff*
i-is that a BOY I smell?
*sniff* *sniff*
mmm yes I smell it! BOYSMELL!!!! I smell a boy! W-What is a boy doing here?!?! omygosh what am I gonna do?!?! THERE'S A BOY HERE! I'M FREAKING OUT SO MUCH!!!! calm down calm down and take a nice, deep breathe….
*sniff* *sniff*
it smells so good! I love boysmell so much!!!! It makes me feel so amazing. I'm getting tingles all over from the delicious boyscent! It's driving me boyCRAZY!!!!!!
if u are a boy and u are reading this, I just wanted to say hiiiii cute boy!!!! I love you!


The copypasta became widely read by VTubers on YouTube and Twitch in the following years. On June 14th, 2022, the YouTube channel Numi Clips posted a clip of VTuber Numi reading the copypasta, gaining over 48,000 views in eight months (shown below, left). On January 15th, 2023, the YouTube account Ninja Shark Clips posted a similar clip of VTuber Ninja Shark reading the copypasta, gaining over 160,000 views in one month (shown below, right).



Various Examples




Anonymous 11111FFITTEX 03/11/22 (Fri)16:40:18 No.24826254 image.jpg 99 KB JPG > "Radical hormone treatments are being handed out by online leftist retailers with no supervision, some with anime girls on the boxes. After only a few months on these pills, these feminized boys report the absence of 'boysmell,"" > pauses for just a moment too long > "or body odor associated with normal and healthy male hormones. Peers on these online, let's put it bluntly, grooming communities, often encourage homosexual behavior, frequently citing this same" *does airquotes* "boysmell." MEN I hate pointlessly gendered stuff, it promotes harmful stereotypes and divides men and women even more hehe, boysmell boysmell Boysmell Boysmell BOYSMELL!!! : Anonymous 10/04/21(Mon)03:41:43 No.9927538 *sniff* *sniff* i-is that a BOY I smell? *sniff* *sniff* mmm yes I smell it! BOYSMELL!!!! I smell a boy! W-What is a BOY doing here?!?! omygosh what am I gonna do?!?! THERE'S A BOY HERE! I'M FREAKING OUT SO MUCH!!!! calm down calm down and take a nice, deep breathe.... *sniff* *sniff* 11 KB PNG it smells so good! I love boysmell so much!!!! It makes me feel so amazing. I'm getting tingles all over from the delicious boyscent! It's driving me boyCRAZYIIIIII if u are a boy and u are reading this, I just wanted to say hiiiii cute boy!!!! I love you!

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External References

[1] Urban Dictionary – Boy Smell

[2] 4chan – lgbt

[3] Reddit – /r/greentextstories

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