Like countless other cultural phenomena, BDE was spawned by a tweet. Upon the passing of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, Twitter user @imbobswaget delivered the following digital eulogy:
“we’re talking about how anthony bourdain had big dick energy which is what he would have wanted.”
This accumulated 7,000+ likes, but it wasn’t until pop sensation Ariana Grande tweeted about her former fiance Pete Davidson’s allegedly large penis that the phrase ‘Big Dick Energy’ really came into its own.
Another Twitter user @babyvietcong wrote:
“Pete davidson is 6’3 with dark circles, exudes big dick energy, looks evil but apparently is an angel, and loves his girl publicly the only thing wrong w him is that he’s a scorpio but anyway.....id married him within a month too”
Within days, saying someone had BDE was the greatest compliment you could give them.
What Is BDE?
BDE is kind of like porn or a good joke: you know it when you see it. Despite its rhetorical connotations, BDE has nothing to do with size or dicks or energy for that matter. It’s a metaphor for swagger, or asUrban Dictionary states, “confidence without cockiness.”
“What we’re talking about is really more of an aura, a vibe,” Allison P. Davidwrote for The Cut. “There are men with Big Dicks, but who do not ooze BDE. There are men with average to little ones who can have so much BDE you’re surprised to find that their wang does not touch their knee.”
People with BDE are never“hardos”, those douchebags who get a power trip off telling everyone how important they are. You earn BDE by knowing your true worth.
Who Has BDE?