A pillow partition is a section of pillows placed between
two bedmates, who are not lovers, to avoid
any accidental touching
while asleep. The bedmates using a pillow partition are typically heterosexual males, who are forced to sleep
in the same bed on a trip for logistical
reasons. If one male
is straight, and the other's sexuality can be considered a bit ambiguous
, the pillow
partition is a necessity. It can also
be used to save face
to any other males
on the trip who might
joke about the two bedmates sleeping together.
Example 1: "Yikes, I asked for a room with two beds, not one big bed. Luckily, they gave us enough pillows for a pillow partition."
1 - "Damn, yall slept together
in the same bed? Yall must
2 - "Nah man, it's cool. We had a pillow partition, so nothing touched."
1 - "It sucks
that you're going
to have to share a bed with Pat. I'm not really sure, but I think he may swing both ways."
2 - "Yeah, I'm going
to be enforcing
pillow partition rule."