"Shame functions best when we don't feel it at all."
I am amazed at how many people are getting into ass play. It's a positive sign our society is becoming more sexually adventurous when even straight people can admit to sexual arousal of the anus (maybe they've enjoyed it all along). Recently, a VH1 documentary interviewed straight guys at a tailgate party, of all places. One admitted his girlfriend "slips him the finger" once in a while, and another admitted to buying his own vibrator!
It's great to see, because we can be such a butt-phobic culture. Even masseurs are regularly taught to avoid massaging above the legs and below the waist. It's a crime, too, because many of our muscle groups come together in the pelvic floor (which this area can be called). It's a strong center of stability. It commands our legs and gives our entire upper body a foundation on which to balance. Slap on top of that all the sitting, walking and bending -- I'm tired just writing about it! Every massage should start with our asses. This gives a new (sit and) spin on "ass worship." Because of the daily thrashing we give our asses, we ought to honor them a "hole" lot more.
Puns aside, asses really say something about our love/hate approach to the body. With all the shame-based propaganda about sexuality in general, guess which body part is at the bottom of the list (Whoops! Another pun)?