What’s Sex Got to Do With… Kim’s Butt?

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The butt is a new focal point of sexual attention. In his article, Anal sex, Simon Hardy touches upon this new (or at least newly allowed to be discussed) form of sexual activity. Many factors made the action of anal sex more acceptable and prevalent. Anal sex cannot get you pregnant, making it a viable option for contraception if two people want to take part in sexual activity without having to deal with the consequences of having a child or using some sort of post-coital contraceptive. It also has an increased benefit as a variation from the typical routine of “normal” sex, which is defined as oral sex and coitus; anal sex is similar enough that it is a viable variation from the norm. These two factors and others have resulted in anal sex leaving the realm of a purely pornographic act, to an act commonly described in popular media and songs. This doesn’t mean there aren’t negative conceptions of anal sex out there, in many circles it is still seen as a perversion or a health risk.

It isn’t just anal sex that has become more acceptable as a sexual act, sexual activity in general has become far more acceptable. While the documentary “Let’s Talk About Sex” may have suggested that Americans have an issue talking about sex, an issue that does exist when it comes to educating our youth about sex, sex is talked about in the media and amongst teens more and more often. Anal sex is just one aspect of this new discourse. According to Dennis D. Waskul internet sex is also a newly common alternative for sexual activity. Much like anal sex, internet sex is a way to leave the normality of “normal” sex without facing obvious risks. Movies will publicize the world of internet sex by having characters take part in activities such as “sexting” which follows the premise that internet sex follows.

When it comes to anal sex and the fascination with the butt, one women is blazing the path which, when it comes to body image and the ideal body type, other women are following. A fascination and desire for anal sex simply cannot be separated from the idea of physical attraction to the butt. Kim Kardashian has generated a renewed interest in, specifically the female, the butt. From posing nearly naked (or with total nudity in other pictures) in pictures like the one above to sending out pictures and videos of herself at the gym maintaining the status of her butt, Kim has intentionally shown her butt to the world as part of what makes her beautiful. Kim has made publicly visible the aspect that makes anal sex more popular than before that Hardy doesn’t talk about. The butt has become sexy and sexual again, making sexual activity involving it far more prevalent.

What do you think has contributed to the new prevalence of anal sex? Is it a combination of all the factors Hardy listed, or is it something altogether different? Do celebrities like Kim Kardashian publicizing their butt add to the appeal of anal sex, or do you believe there is not a real connection?

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One thought on “What’s Sex Got to Do With… Kim’s Butt?

  1. I don’t really think there is a connection between Kim’s butt ad and anal sex. I think that she is aiming to look sexy, but not anything other than that. As far as the new obsession with anal sex goes, I think there are a couple explanations for it. For one, everyone’s looking for how far they can go without actually having intercourse, in order to keep some type of moral standard that they have set for themselves. With that, oral and anal sex have been found to be intimate ways of having sexual relations without actually rupturing a female’s hymen, so people use these methods to get around saying that they and actual sex. As mundane as this sounds, I also think that people have just grown bored with plain old sex, so they start trying new things, and anal sex happens to be one of them. I personally think it is kind of a weird fad for society to be so obsessed with, but I think it just takes the place of another more wild sexual practice to add to the list.

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