Anal Adored by the Sexes
The hushed issue of using the anus to extract sexual pleasure continues to hold interest for many. The expected reaction to this revelation will be one of alarm followed by condemnation by those whose heads are planted in the sand. But navigate to any reputable website offering insight into the issue and the message will be the same – an estimated 30% of males AND females have engaged in anal sex at least once. And what are some of the popular Internet searches? anal, booty, fat ass, big ass, you get the drift.
Of interest is the fact the botsy or pooch, to use a Bajan term, as a source of sexual pleasure and general interest is pursued by BOTH sexes. Yet it is a subject that is taboo even in the most liberal of societies. Many Barbadians associate anal sex and homosexuality. However, the volume of visits and hits to porn sites and specifically of male and female clicks to anal searches challenge the notion that there is only a moderate interest. So why the hypocrisy? Why do males and females risk pain by penetrating the sphincter which is an anatomical feature to manage the flow of ‘waste’ from the body? Are male homosexuals attracted to the same sex because of an urge to have sex in the same way as the heterosexual? Is it a case of pursuing an emotional interest and having to settle with the anus because the female was the vagina by the great designer? To be frank BU is confused by this issue.
The big question is why is anal sex and matters related to anal rising in popularity among the sexes. If only we were able to commission a Wickham poll to determine the level of interest in anal sex among the religious in Barbados. We know that there is a healthy interest if we deduce from revelations coming out of the Catholic church. Unfortunately the truth will never be known because of the taboo!
For many the fact that interest in anal sex is high among BOTH sexes is food for thought. It shatters the belief that it is an activity practiced mainly by men (MSM). Some argue that MSM cannot be viewed through the same lens as anal sex practiced by heterosexuals. While MSM is regarded as abnormal behaviour by the traditionalist and religious, the practice by women is often dismissed as fetish behaviour. It this a fair parsing of the issue?
Pornhub is reported to be the largest website peddling pornography on the Internet and if its analysis is to be believed, anal rules!
See related link: Anal Sex: Science’s Last Taboo