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When a married man keeps a another unmarried women for sex, she is called a "keep" or "kept women," right? In the same way, a married women may keep an unmarried man to have sex with him. I want to know the exact name for that man.

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    You might check to see if boy toy works for your situation. – Phil Sweet Feb 15 at 21:49
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    woman is the singular, women is the plural. – TRomano Feb 16 at 13:21
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The corresponding gender counterpart for a man in this relation is simply a "kept man". The terminology is parallel.

From Wiktionary:

A man who is supported financially by a lover.

1917, David Graham Phillips, Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, ch. 17:

The kept man—in and out of marriage—is quite a feature of life in our chaste little village.

1984 Nov. 19, Richard Zoglin, "Video: Small World," Time:

A strapping Italian hunk, he becomes the rich actress's kept man, uses her money to start himself in business.

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The phrase 'kept woman' was more common in the past when most women were not financially independent; it implies that a wealthy man is supporting his mistress in a home he has provided for her, not just that he is having an extramarital affair. The reverse situation is less likely, but the lover of a wealthy woman could be described as a 'kept man', or, in modern parlance, a 'toy boy'.

  • Say that five times fast. – TRomano Feb 16 at 13:17
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    Where do you hail from, Kate - and are you a youngster or an 'oldster'? In my neck of the woods (NY metropolitan area) we say "boy toy" (Although your version makes more sense) I wonder if it's a regional or generational difference. – Oldbag Feb 16 at 13:55
  • @Oldbag 'Toyboy' is the usual expression in the UK - try googling it. I think it's regional rather than generational. – Kate Bunting Feb 16 at 16:33
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The term "gigolo" can also refer to a kept man.

While it is mainly used to describe a heterosexual male prostitute,due to the industry differences between male and female prostitution, a male is often "kept" by one (or, a series) of women, with the understanding that he will probably keep other company to supplement his income.

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