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Mogging is a slang term describing the act of dominating another person, commonly but not necessarily through the means of appearing more physically fit and attractive than them. Coined by pickup artists and initially popularized within the "manosphere," the term saw gradual popularization online in the late 2010s and 2020s.
The word "mogging" is derived from the acronym AMOG, which stands for "alpha male of the group," and stands for "dominating another person." The word originated in the pickup artist community, who advocated mogging other men as a way to attract women.
Mogging can be accomplished through various means, but commonly boils down to appearing superior to another person, be it through being more physically attractive, being in a better shape, having better clothes or being smarter than them.
The word has been used on fitness forums and imageboards since at least 2016. For example, on May 19th, 2016, a 4chan user used the term in a post about a 7 feet tall bodybuilder in /fit/ (shown below, left). On December 30th, 2016, a British user complained about getting height-mogged in a /fit/ thread (shown below, right).
The term saw initial spread outside of imageboards and incel subreddits in early 2021 when it started appearing in memes and humorous posts on Instagram, Twitter and iFunny. For example, on January 16th, 2021, Instagram meme account dark_iron_gains posted a meme using the phrase that gained over 36,000 views and 5,600 likes in two years (shown below, left). On September 12th, 2021, Instagram page memes.to.depth posted an INTJ Stare meme that gained over 1,900 likes in two years (shown below, right).
More posts about mogging, including screenshots of 4chan posts, were circulated online in the early 2020s. For example, on February 10th, 2022, iFunny user Ismael posted a screenshot of a 4chan post that gained over 7,00 smiles on the app in one year (shown below, left). On July 18th, 2022, Twitter user @massiveautism replied to a Shirtless Elon Musk joke with a photograph of Jeff Bezos on a yacht, commenting, "mogged by Jeff Bezos." The tweet (shown below, right) gained over 90 retweets and 5,200 likes in eight months.
On September 14th, 2021, "MOGGED – A Meme Experience" was uploaded by Jack PGM. The video received over 637,000 views and 19,000 likes in one year.
On March 16th, 2022, a video titled "Mogging photos with sad music :(" was uploaded by Shiftry1130 on YouTube. The video received over 24,500 views and 690 likes in one year.
On January 1st, 2023, classic clips uploaded a video titled "definition of mogged", and it garnered over 287,500 views and 5,800 likes in 2 months.
Mogging is often labeled upon a mogger's characteristics against the moggee or the situational impact of the mog itself. As prime example, the Incel Wiki showcased American fitness influencer Connor Murphy mogging a significantly smaller and less muscular man, who had to pull away his girlfriend from the scene as she observed Murphy flexing his muscles (shown, below).
Heightmogging — A heightmog takes place when a mogger is taller than the moggee. A brutal heightmog happens when there's a significant height difference (examples shown, below).
Jawmogging — Jawmogging is a form of mogging where the male with the more masculine, larger or more chiseled jawline mogs a man with a weak or roundish jaw (examples shown, below).
Hairmogging — Hairmogging or hairmog is a form of amogging, and it means undermining a bald or balding person while being a male with a full head of hair (examples shown, below).
Agemogging — Agemogging happens when a mogger outshines a moggee by looking better while being either younger or older (examples shown, below).
Chinmogging — Chinmogging is a form of mogging where the mogger has a stronger, more defined or larger chin than the moggee (examples shown, below).
Skullmogging — Skullmogging happens when a mogger displays a larger, more prominent, more masculine (or more feminine in women's cases) or a more aesthetically attractive skull shape than the moggee (examples shown, below).
Fogging — Fogging is a term that defines a mogging where the mogger is female. Rather than deriving from "AMOG", it derives from "AFOG" as well as being the combination of various preexisting words, such as mog, foid and "fucked". "Fogged" is also used when a man is being physically mogged by a woman (examples shown, below).
Breastmogging — Breastmogging, or tit-mogging is what happens when a woman with large breasts mogs a woman with a smaller breast size (examples shown, below).
Dickmogging — A dickmog is a particular mog in which the mogger displays a longer or larger penis when wearing sweatpants or some other form of discernible clothing (examples shown, below).
Buttmogging — Buttmogging happens when a mogger (generally a woman) mogs by displaying larger, more appealing and better shaped buttocks than the moggee (examples shown, below).
Racemogging — Racemogs are a series of images meant to potray a race of men or women superior to the other. These images are commonly shared on 4chan (examples shown, below).
Wristmogging — A wristmog is accomplished when a mogger has larger wrists than the moggee (examples shown, below).
Framemogging — A textbook "frame mog" happens when a mogger's body frame is wider and more prominent than a moggee's (examples shown, below).
Fashionmogging — In order to fashionmog, a mogger has to wear more stylish, appealing, refined and better looking clothes than the moggee (examples shown, below).
Brutal Mogging — A brutal mog happens when the mogger is mogging the moggee on multiple categories, such as height, jaw, chin, fashion, physique and more (examples shown, below).
Mogging can also happen between animals or even inanimate objects (examples shown, below).
Mog Battle — Mog Battles are a category of threads on Looksmax.org. In these threads, the users of the website vote or debate on who is mogging or which person would mog the other (examples shown, below).
Mogging pictures (images where people mog each other) are often shared online by dedicated accounts. The most popular one on Instagram, named "moggedby", posted its first mog on February 2nd, 2022, and garnered over 4,005 followers in a year after over 835 posts on May 18th, 2023.
Mogging is a popular word in TikTok fitness and bodybuilding circles. On September 24th, 2021, TikTok bodybuilder @eddyshreds posted a video in which he and his muscular friends were mogged (ironically) by a smaller and non-muscular man flexing in front of them (shown below, left). The video received over 396,500 plays and 55,400 likes in 2 years. On March 30th, 2022, @7alfredo13, a middle schooler TikToker, posted a video of him mogging a high schooler (shown below, right). The video received over 1,800,000 plays and 161,200 likes in a year.
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 Desuarchive – /fit/ Thread #37236240
 Desuarchive – /fit/ Post #39839247
 Instagram – dark_iron_gains
 Instagram – memes.to.depth
 Twitter – @massiveautism
 Incel Wiki – Jawmogging
 Incel Wiki – Hairmogging
 lookismnet – Brutal facial and body AFOG here by the beautiful Bella Hadid. No mercy! Fog or be FOGGED.
 Incel Wiki – Breastmogging
 Incel Wiki – "Buttmogging"https://incels.wiki/w/Buttmogging
 Looksmax – Asian and White women mogging each others full compilation and brutal ones only
 Looksmax – Asian and White MEN mogging each others brutal ones only + Hapas as bonus
 YouTube – MOGGED – A Meme Experience
 YouTube – Mogging photos with sad music :( #blackpill #blackpilled #mogging
 YouTube – definition of mogged
 4plebs /pol/ – image search
 4plebs /pol/ – image search
 Instagram – The guy in the middle has better personality?
fn.23 TikTok – we were just posing and then we got mogged
 TikTok – POV: This Highschooler came to our school to get mogged
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