The pineapple has long been a sign of hospitality and friendship, commonly featured in hotel and restaurant lobbies as a welcoming gift. Flipping the pineapple upside down, on the other hand, can send a completely different message, bringing joy and possibly sexual experiences into one’s life.
The trend of displaying an upside-down pineapple on personal items such as phone cases, tote bags, or cars may seem like a harmless fashion statement, but it actually carries a deeper meaning. Many TikTok users have recently posted about the symbolism, leaving others to wonder about its significance.
Wearing or exhibiting an upside-down pineapple is the equivalent of quoting a sentence from a forgotten movie. Those who comprehend its significance have a common understanding, whilst others may not perceive it at all.
Although most people think of an upside-down pineapple as a humorous fruit arrangement, it has a much deeper meaning for some.
What Does an Upside Down Pineapple Mean?
The upside-down pineapple is a subtle hint that someone is a swinger or would like to attend a swinger party. This emblem can be worn as apparel, jewelry, or even a shopping cart. The pineapple does not have to be upside down to communicate this message; placing a pineapple near a front entrance or on a porch can also indicate the presence of a swinger party.
The upside-down pineapple symbol’s origins are unknown, but its popularity began to rise in the 1990s, and conversations about it began to arise in the 2010s on sites such as Urban Dictionary, YouTube, and Reddit. On TikTok, the hashtag #upsidedownpineapple got over 41.2 million views as of December 2021.
The upside-down pineapple serves a purpose in the realm of swinging.
What Are Swingers?
A swinger is someone who is in a non-monogamous, long-term, or married relationship with voluntary partner-swapping as part of their dynamic.
A swinger, according to Dictionary.com, is “a person who engages in the exchanging of spouses for sexual activities.” Swinging is a sort of casual non-monogamy, and it is just one of the many ways people might experiment with non-monogamy.
What Are Other Styles of Casual Non-Monogamy?
Researchers in the field of non-monogamous relationships, Terri D. Conley and Jennifer L. Piemonte, have identified numerous kinds of casual non-monogamy, including open relationships, polyamory, and swinging.
According to their research, those in polyamorous or swinger-style relationships have better levels of relationship satisfaction and other beneficial outcomes, such as passionate love and trust, than those in open relationships. As a result, there are significant disparities between these kinds of casual non-monogamy.
- a black ring on someone’s right hand
- having garden pampas grass outside your home
- wearing an anklet, toe rings, and thumb rings
- switching your wedding ring to the right hand
- white landscaping rocks
- pink or purple decorations in the front garden
- and, of course, an upside-down pineapple door knocker.
Where Are Upside-Down Pineapples Usually Displayed?
As a subtle indication of interest in partner-swapping, upside-down pineapples can be displayed on personal belongings such as purses or laptops. It can also be displayed more prominently on doors while traveling, such as in hotels or on cruise ships. Another typical behavior is to place an actual pineapple upside down in a grocery cart when shopping.
Pineapples are also utilized in front porch decor in the right-side-up position, such as a pineapple door knocker or a welcome mat with a pineapple design. It is important to note, however, that not everyone who displays pineapples in these ways is aware of the underlying relationship with partner-swapping.