Down-low is an African American slang term  that typically refers to a subculture of black men who usually identify as heterosexual, but who have sex with men ; some avoid sharing this information even if they have female sexual partner sthey are married, or they are single.
The term originated in the Black community, and was originally used to describe "any kind of slick, secretive behavior, including infidelity in heterosexual relationships".
According to straight study published in the Journal of Bisexuality"[t]he Down Low is a lifestyle predominately practiced by young, urban Black men black have sex with straight men and women, yet do not identify as gay or bisexual". In this context, "being on the Down Low" is more than just men having sex with men in secret, or a variant of closeted homosexuality or sarah azhari blowjob is a sexual identity that is, at least partly, defined by its "cult of masculinity" and its rejection of what is perceived as white culture including white LGBT culture and terms.
In his book Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black AmericaKeith Boykin states that secret homosexual relations sex not unique to African American porn stars toples, and in fact occur in many societies sex among all races. In "Power Plays, Power Works" John Fiske suggests that closeted homosexuality may be more common in American communities suffering from widespread poverty, in which members reportedly depend heavily on traditional family networks and often religious institutions for financial and emotional support.
Down-low (sexual slang)
The term quickly became conflated with an eroticism of black and Latino homosexual activity. Throughout the gay porn industry and internet networks, "down-low" quickly became a marketing term used to publicize pornographic movies, models, sex-clubs and social black that included black and Latino men.
The first known person to use "down-low" in a homosexual context was George Hanna, who used the term in the song Boy in the Boat about lesbian women.
The first mainstream media account of the down-low as closeted homosexuality was reported in the Los Angeles Times on February 7, By the end of the year, numerous major media outlets had reported on the down-low.
The article was the first mainstream piece to openly criticize negative mainstream media depictions of down-low men and put a different spin on the DL phenomenon.