Heterosexuals are apparently all about anal and butt play in general in 2015. Is there an anal sex revolution going on and are you missing out? Vv Magazine explores the backend…
There’s no question that last year earned its reputation as the “year of the butt.” Even before Kim Kardashian’s naked behind went viral on the cover of Paper Magazine’s #BreakTheInternet issue, world-famous trendsetting bible Vogue Magazine declared 2014 the year of the rear. Although Vogue has historically made a name for itself canonizing the latest fashion styles to sweep the nation, this year — in the fashion-heavy month of September no less — Vogue contributor Patricia Garcia wrote about the latest aesthetic phenomenon to transition from fad to trend in the article, “We’re Officially in the Era of the Big Booty.” While Vogue didn’t exactly touch on what our mainstream love affair with buxom backsides means when it comes to our bedroom antics, the magazine did credit the early music video work of Jennifer Lopez as initiating our love of all things bootilicious. If J.Lo’s curves dizzied the mainstream after a decade of waif models and heroin chic poster girls like Kate Moss, Lopez’ lady-lumps merely trailblazed the butt to where it’s at today. These days, Nicki Minaj’s big butt anthem “Anaconda,” a remix of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s one-time shocking dancefloor booty-shaker “Baby Got Back,” doesn’t seem so unapologetically raw. The truth is, we like big butts, and we cannot lie. But if we love them so much, and we’ve certainly sexualized them, what exactly are we doing with them?
It’s no wonder, then, that anal sex has suddenly become a hot topic in the mainstream — and apparently in everyone’s bedrooms at home. Yes, that’s right. Straight people love anal in almost equal proportion to their love of staring at photos of voluptuous butts. Is it really that much of a surprise? We could list a number of studies that seek to prove this point — that the heterosexual community is suddenly all about the bum in the bedroom. The CDC, for instance, recently noted that 44% of men and 36% of women have had anal sex, which is drastically higher than even a decade ago. But all studies really do is prove we’re open to talking about all things butt-related when it comes to our sex lives. Essentially, more people are telling the truth in surveys, and more graduate students and professors are doing surveys about bums.
“The Cole’s Notes of anal sex in Western history goes a bit like this: Heterosexuals and homosexuals have always been having anal sex, but religious groups as well as leaders of civilizations/countries saw the practice of sex for the sake of having enjoyable sex as a threat to their survival. People needed to procreate in order for them to survive both time and other opposing forces who could potentially have bigger numbers. This carried, of course, over to North America where anal sex was a crime right up there with witchcraft in Puritan communities (who desperately needed to maintain a population just to keep their new community from dying out before it even began), and its practitioners — gay or straight — were put to death. If straight couples were having anal sex, they certainly weren’t talking about it, and its association with evil carnal sins led to the taboo status that still pervades today. The fact that it’s barely talked about in straight communities is why its often viewed socially as a “gay” sex act, and why many straight men worried that the desire to have anal would threaten their masculinity complicated the issue.”
“We all have lots of nerve endings in and around the anus, and stimulation here is very pleasurable for both men and women,” says McKay. “Ohhh’s customers tend to come in or come online looking for toys to use to warm up for anal sex, and many use a small butt plug or an anal vibrator to relax those areas before engaging in penetrative sex with their partner. I do find that most heterosexual women that I’ve met were introduced to anal play by a partner (male or female), but many now enjoy anal play in all kinds of ways — with a partner, during masturbation, using anal toys while being penetrated vaginally.”
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