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The launch of the first annual 'Tetas' (Spanish for 'tit') contest—a variation of the female topless dance—in October 1978 confirmed the drive toward vanity and bodily display, with the chest reigning in the new temples of butch, and the following month Nathan Fain noted that Flamingo members 'can barely stand how handsome they are, the first confirmed case of group narcissism on record.' Gay men’s overdeveloped breasts eventually came to be described as 'disco tits'.

Crimp, Douglas: DISSS-CO (A FRAGMENT) From Before Pictures, a Memoir of 1970s New York. Criticism, Vol. 50, No. 1, Special Issue: Disco (Winter 2008), Wayne State University Press, S. 11 f.