What are “Buttocks”?
The buttocks, or butt, are circular masses of adipose tissues and muscles located at the lower posterior of the human body.
The buttocks consists mainly of muscles called gluteal muscles. This mass of gluteal muscles is covered by adipose tissues. Physiologically, the buttocks help even out the weight carried by the feet when people walk. It likewise helps cushion the impact of a fall, especially when a person is outbalanced and ends up falling on their back.
The buttocks likewise assist in providing a balanced, comfortable, and upright position when sitting.
Other synonymous terms used in place of buttocks include ass, arse, butt, booty, and buns.
The butt is often associated with sex appeal. In fact, there is an English word used to describe a person with a beautifully shaped butt. The term is “callipygian” and it originated from the Greeks.
Societal beauty standards suggest that a person or woman with visibly round, shapely and full buttocks is sexually attractive and aesthetically beautiful. This could be because of the symmetrical and balanced visual impact that it can give to a person’s overall silhouette.
In addition, the media has magnified the sexual inclinations and charismatic effect of having a shapely behind. People with flat behinds are often regarded with a diminished level of sexual attraction. They are also found to be depicted as less appealing and attractive by society.
Dos, Don’ts & Tips
- In BDSM play, the sub’s butt is either slapped or spanked using the Dom’s hand or whipped.
- Anal sex is also performed for partners who are kinkier and desire a more adventurous type of lovemaking.
- Squeezing and pinching are also other ways that a person can express admiration over their lover’s rear.
- A more extreme type of sexual activity involving the butt and the asshole is called rimming.
- Rimming involves licking the outer lining or opening of the anus.
Related Practices & Fetishes
Pygophilia is the sexual arousal and desire of an individual over another person’s buttocks. Fetishists of butts prefer behinds that are bigger, rounder and if possible, exaggerated in shape and size.