Netflix and chill

Netflix and chill is an English-language general term using an invitation to watch Netflix together as a euphemism for sex , either between partners or casually as a ” booty call”. Since icts Recorded first, non-sexual use in a tweet posted in 2009, [1] [2] the term has Gained popularity dans le Twitter community and social media other sites Such As Facebook and Vine . By 2015, Netflix and chill had become an internet meme , with its use in teenage social media described as “sexual” by Fusion . [1] Much like selfie , use of the term has now spread beyond the internet and into general common use. Talking to Noisey , singer Zara Larsson , aka ” Girls Like “. [3]



The first recorded use of the phrase “Netflix and chill” was in a tweet posted by “NoFaceNina” in January 2009. [1] [2] Early use of the phrase was without sexual connotations, referring simply to the act of watching the online Streaming service, typically by oneself. [4] By 2013, Netflix’s popularity in the US had risen greatly, having accumulated millions of paid subscribers, as a standalone compound compound noun .

The euphemistic kind of the sentence is Believed to-have-been Established in mid-2014, [4] and by the end of the year HAD Spread Throughout The African American Black Twitter community, as seen by typing Many now chill Within scare quotes . In April 2015, a definition of the phrase was added to Urban Dictionary stating that it meant “code for two people going to each other’s homes and doing sexual intercourse”. [1] [4] Soon, the term would spread beyond Black Twitter, becoming an internet meme , The Guardian [4] and the Daily Mirror . [5]

The 20 minutes into Netflix and chill, coupled with a reaction image suggesting the true ulterior motive. Citation needed ]


As the phrase entered into common lexicon, events, products, and services associated with the sentence-including condoms -started to emerge, and acknowledgment from Netflix itself appeared. [6]

In September 2015, a joke app in the style of Tinder had been created for users to organize “Netflix and chill” sessions. [6] At two separate universities, students planned “Netflix and chill” festivals, with one being canceled by authorities as they believed too many people would be in attendance. [7] During the World Maker in New York, Netflix unveiled a prototype for a large button called “The Switch”, which, when pressed, will dim the lights in the users’ residence, activate the “Do Not Disturb” feature Their cell phones, and prepare Netflix for streaming-eliminating most distractions from their activities. Netflix and chill button “.

In November 2015, the Netflix logo outside the company’s headquarters in Los Gatos, California HAD-been spray-painted to add the words “and chill.” [9]

In December 2015 Ariana Grande released the holiday Christmas & Chill , its title a seasonal variation on “Netflix and chill”. [10]

In January 2016, artist Tom Galle and company ART404 created a “Netflix & Chill Room” in New York City for rent on Airbnb . [11]

In early February 2016, Netflix released the results of a survey on how users use their services, described as “netflix and chill study”. [12] The results were accompanied with a series of social media posts with the hashtag “#DatingWithNetflix” promoting the idea of ​​a positive impact for couples using the service. [13]

In June 2016, singer songwriter Danah released a song titled “Netflix and Chill” on SoundCloud . The track was produced by Wippy Lion , a member of Australian pop group Justice Crew . The song is a tongue-in-cheek representation of the term’s use in popular culture. [14]

See also

  • Sexual Innuendo
  • Sexual slang


  1. ^ Jump up to:d Roose, Kevin (27 August 2015). ” ‘ Netflix and chill’: the complete history of a viral sex catchphrase . . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b First recorded use of “Netflix and Chill” on NoFaceNina [nofacenina] (21 January 2009). “I’m about to log on Netflix and chill for the rest of the night.” (Tweet) . Retrieved 2015-12-02 – via Twitter .
  3. Jump up^ “Tinie Tempah – Girls Like Lyrics” . Genius . Retrieved 4 May2017 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:d Rickett, Oscar (29 September 2015). “How ‘Netflix and chill became code for casual sex’ . The Guardian . London . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ “Want to Netflix and chill? There’s an app built especially for it”. Daily Mirror . London . Retrieved 2015-12-10 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:b Golby, Joel (October 13, 2015). “How to Do Netflix and Chill Properly” . Vice . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  7. Jump up^ Shepherd, Jack (September 25, 2015). “The very first Netflix and Chill festival is going ahead and Pope Francis is on the invitation list” . The Independent . London . Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  8. Jump up^ Brian, Matt (28 September 2015). “Netflix actually made a Netflix and Chill button, and you can too” . Engadget . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ O’Neil, Lauren (November 6, 2015). “Somebody tagged a sign at Netflix headquarters with ‘and chill ‘ ” . CBC News . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  10. Jump up^ Roth, Madeline. “Ariana Invites You to Christmas and Chill on New EP” . MTV . Retrieved 2017-05-22 .
  11. Jump up^ Burns, Janet. “Dedicated ‘Netflix And Chill’ Suite On Airbnb Can Be Yours For $ 400 A Night” . Forbes . Retrieved 2016-01-30 .
  12. Jump up^ Papisova, Vera. “Netflix Is the Key to Long-Term Relationships, Survey Says” . Teen Vogue . Retrieved 2016-02-14 .
  13. Jump up^ Netflix (February 13, 2016). “What happens when you fall in love over Jessica Jones … #DatingWithNetflix” . Facebook . Retrieved 2016-02-14 .
  14. Jump up^ YKIGS (July 4, 2016). “New Music: Danah – Netflix & Chill” . . Retrieved July 6, 2016 .

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