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Why We Are Looking at Buttholes
There was a time when the WR project would have edited buttholes out of our films and images – although we know from forums that we have occasionally slipped up over the years! Now, we want to show them. We want to show that the butthole is as much a part of male anatomy as the penis, and particularly part of how we experience sexual pleasure.
Human culture is a rich tapestry woven with beliefs, norms, and taboos that vary widely from one society to another. The male butthole is a fact of life that, like menstruation, tends to remain hidden in the shadows.
In this article, we get to the bottom of how we look at buttholes by delving into the cultural sensitivities surrounding them, and shedding light on the diversity of perspectives, taboos, and changing attitudes.
In many cultures, the male butthole has traditionally been a source of embarrassment and even shame. The lingering stigma around anal sexuality has roots in historical taboos and patriarchal, heteronormative ideologies. However, there has been a gradual shift in attitudes, largely due to the LGBTQ+ rights movement and increased awareness surrounding sexual health. Discussions about anal health and sexual pleasure are more open, with individuals and healthcare professionals addressing concerns without the fear of judgment.
Why We Need to Care About Buttholes
Regardless of cultural beliefs, it is essential that we all understand the importance of anal health. This includes discussing common issues such as haemorrhoids, anal fissures, and sexually transmitted infections, as well as promoting safe sexual practices, such as condom use.
It is also important for inclusion that we become more conscious of how our attitudes towards men’s buttholes are products of heteronormativity and toxic versions of masculinity.
Thankfully, the LGBTQ+ community has recently had the power to play a pivotal role in challenging stigmas and opening up conversations about the male butthole. By advocating for equal rights and sexual health, this community has made significant strides in normalizing discussions about anal health and pleasure. We believe all men need to be allies in a quest that is about letting the sunshine into our buttholes instead of thinking that’s where sunshine comes from!
Education is another key area, and one that we will be addressing in Barefoot Man. One of the most effective ways to break down cultural sensitivities is through education and awareness. Schools, healthcare systems, and community organizations can offer informative programs that address the male butthole as a natural part of human anatomy. Encouraging open, non-judgmental discussions can help individuals make informed decisions regarding their health and sexuality.
This piece was originally published in the September issue of ROAR Portfolio. Go here to subscribe to our monthly digital downloads and browse our extensive range of digital content – including our recent film about butthole sunning, which is included in our WR23 Roar Portfolio for September!
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