Warning: You're going to be spotting the term 'big dick energy' floating around the internet for a little while. No, it does not directly pertain to the size of one's penis. It is, in fact, more than that.
BDE is more than the hyper-masculine bragging right that plagues Modern Man's identity. To be totally clear, it's all come about off the back of a comment pop star Ariana Grande apparently tweeted about her new fiancé Pete Davidson. But we think Big Dick Energy holds wider existential value than that. Kind of.
A few weeks ago, rumors emerged about Ariana and Pete's engagement. There was the standard rumble of social media confusion because the pair had only been dating for a few weeks prior to hitting that big milestone but for the most part, everyone was aboard the Pariana train.
In the meantime, Ariana has been promoting her long awaited new album. It emerged last week that it would feature a song dedicated to her fiancé, and so a fan tweeted to enquire how long said musical tribute would be. People reported that the fan mistakenly appeared to be asking about Pete's nether region and, in a since deleted (or possibly photoshopped, but let's ride the BDE wave for a bit) tweet, Ariana said: 'like 10 inches? ... oh *** ... i mean ... a lil over a minute'. Cue an eruption of lols, a severe case of Twitter meltdown and the concept of Big Dick Energy was born.
Joking about the speed at which the unlikely couple were engaged, one user gave new life to the 'big dick energy' term that many are attributing to @imbobswage. Fans who were skeptical about Ariana and Pete's relationship and the speed of their engagement suddenly had the explanation they'd been looking for: Pete has Big Dick Energy.
When @babyvietcong tweeted: 'Pete davidson is 6'3 with dark circles, exudes big dick energy, looks evil but apparently is an angel, and loves his girl pubicly the only thing wrong w him is that he's a scorpio but anyway....I'd married him within a month too', the phrase spread quickly. And in a nod to the wildly hilarious nature of good internet material, Big Dick Energy took on a life of its own.
Ok, so what actually is Big Dick Energy?
Now, while we might not know whether Ariana Grande's swiftly removed tweet about her fiancé's privates was either accurate or true, the internet concedes that Pete Davidson does indeed boast a Big Dick Energy. What does that mean? Consider it a vibe rather than a measurement.
BDE is the 'je ne sais quoi' of internet charisma. The Cut describe it as 'a quiet confidence and ease with oneself that comes from knowing you have an enormous penis and you know what to do with it', which Pete responded to with a series of laughing emojis in his Instagram Stories, and we're inclined to agree. It's a low-key assurance in yourself that no no way exudes arrogance nor cockiness (pun absolutely intended).
BDE is a gender neutral quality too, btw. The internet have assigned BDE to everyone from Cardi B and Rihanna (obviously) while Twitter user @imbobswage joined the conversation to identify two other celebrity holders of BDE.
'If I was making a short powerpoint about big dick energy I would include these photos', they tweeted before sharing two pictures of Tom Hardy and Keanu Reeves each sipping from a super-sized soda cup. Sensing the vibe, yet?
Let's say that BDE is a well-earned but unassuming nonchalance that you exude while going about the unremarkable activities of your day to day life. It's a charisma that speaks for itself and comes from a deep, well-endowed security in your sense of being. It's also a load of internet waffle that'll most likely disappear into the deep dark depths of social media purgatory pretty soon. And yes, it's a tad annoying that Giant Vagina Energy probably won't take off in the same way, but we'll adopt the internally smug, outwardly humble Pete Davidson-inspired aura for now.
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