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, it's no question that all things ass-related have taken on a mainstream edge.
Pop-culture acolytes proclaimed 2014 the "Year of the Booty," which heralded a deluge of think pieces about the portrayal of butt sex on mainstream television shows like Data from Porn Hub reveals that from 2009 to 2015, search volume for anal sex videos skyrocketed by 120 percent.
Being "sexually adventurous" does not equal "always down for anything." "No" does not mean "try harder." Saying "no" does not mean you are or aren't a prude.
"No" does not mean "no to vaginal sex, but maybe anal is fine." "No" means "no." No explanation needed.
"We have all been socialized that the ass is a 'dirty' place, meaning that many of us have some conditioned baggage to work through before exploring anal.
But it's not just virtual fantasies that are increasing. A 2017 survey of over 3,000 sexually active millennials shows that 35 percent of women and 15 percent of men are engaging in anal sex "at least some of the time." Don't get me wrong—anal is still a major taboo in America.
Witness: the enormous backlash of the educational "Anal Sex 101" article—written by yours truly.
As long as we're glamorizing anal sex without proper education, there will be plenty of confusion.
It all starts with the basics so that we can help foster a generation of sexually mature and self-aware adults.