Is anal sex an immoral perversion of vaginal penetration or an awesome sexual fashion statement? For the most part, Hardy keeps his opinion on anal sex neutral, and instead analyses the diverse categorizations of anal sex that people create. The first categorization of anal sex is as a method of contraception, or a heterosexual substitute for vaginal penetration.
Hardy points out that this mentality is common in areas such as Africa, that are lacking in other means of contraception. This seems like a very logical way for homosexual couples to have sex beyond oral practices. In contrast to this almost practical application of anal sex for homosexual couples, anal sex and the butt itself has gained popularity among straight folks through porn and media.
Despite this mainstream culturalization of the ass as a sexual entity, many people still consider it an immoral perversion. Above all of these positive opinions and criticisms, no one can deny that anal sex is often used as a new form of phallic domination and a method of sexual power boasting.
Simon Hardy does an excellent job of incorporating a vast spectrum of implications and interpretations of anal sex. He explains how the practice can be used as a logical substitution for health or identity, or as a more malicious way to achieve phallic domination and sexual control. This brings up the debate of whether anal sex should be considered a healthy and continuously popularized form of sexual attraction.
Kaye brings up a very good question: The slight disconnect between the articles is that intercourse is largely considered vaginal penetration of the penis, yet anal sex seems to have the same idea of phallic domination. This suggests the idea of male domination or anyone with the active role of the penis that directly relates to anal sex and its revolution around penial domination.
This leads me to my argument that anal sex is not a taboo perversion because it is a node in which people of all sexual orientations can practice. It seems that a larger bottom and its ability shake is all the rage when it comes to looking sexy.
Twerking is a relatively recent dance move that emphasizes the shaking of the buttox. Pop stars like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj have popularized the dance on live television to the horror of some and the pleasure of others.
In this disturbing scene, a prison mate anally penetrates Derek while his friends mock and humiliate him. Derek is seen crying in the hospital bed because he feels humiliated and weak: The rapist and his cronies are not homosexual, but the lack of female presence makes anal penetration a perfect substitute for vaginal sex.
This connects back to the idea that anal sex can be used as a central node for almost any sexual activity; even rape. Why do you think anal sex was known for being extremely taboo and immoral before its relatively recent popularization?
Do you think anal sex is a method of phallic domination even if the relationship is intimate?