Dick Flattening refers to a type of cock and ball torture which involves flattening one’s penis via placing it between two flat surfaces and applying pressure to it. In late February 2020, Yes Chad-type memes in which one character submits to another and agrees to undergo dick flattening gained popularity online.
On January 21st, 2020, Instagram user @penls_buttler posted a Yes Chad-type meme in which a female Wojak in a red sweater tells a male Wojak that it is time for his dick flattening (shown below). The post references a type of cock and ball torture which involves flattening one’s penis by placing it between two flat surfaces. Within two months, the post gathered upwards of 2,900 likes.
– Babe! It’s 4pm, time for your dick flattening!
– Yes honey.
On January 23rd, 2020, iFunny user sayuri reposted the meme, which received over 34,700 smiles in six weeks and was featured on the app.
In the following days, the meme was reposted by users on Twitter, Facebook and other websites. For example, a January 26th, 2020, post by Twitter user @piloht received over 1,300 retweets and 8,400 likes. A January 27th repost by Facebook group A Picture Of Everything Ever Everyday At All Times received over 1,500 reactions and 230 shares.
On January 23rd, 2020, Redditor jotaro-is-hot posted a Fire Emblem version of the meme, marking its first known derivative. The meme received over 150 upvotes in /r/shitpostemblem subreddit in six weeks (shown below).
In the following month, the original image was widely circulated online, with users on Twitter and other websites referencing the meme in posts. For example, on February 2nd, 2020, Twitter user @ronictheleghog made an Under Night In-Birth post based on the meme, gaining over 40 likes (shown below, left). On February 18th, 2020, Tumblr user fjordline posted a Castlevania redraw of the meme which accumulated over 80 likes and reblogs (shown below, right).
On February 23rd, 2020, Twitter user @Stairfax posted two Fire Emblem versions of the meme which received over 890 and 60 retweets and 5,700 and 310 likes in nine days, respectively (shown below, left and center). On February 27th, Twitter user The_Alfie_Inc posted a Mordecai Was a Simp version of the meme which received over 3,000 retweets and 15,400 likes in one week (shown below, right).
Following these posts, the meme format in which one character submitted to another by agreeing to undergo dick flattening gained significant popularity.