Butt envy

by Dating Goddess on January 19, 2010

Junk in the trunk. Flat. Round. Taut. Soft. Sagging. Dimpled. Some have shelves on the top, others underneath. You could bounce a quarter off a few. So many sizes and shapes.

Songs have been written about buns. “Baby’s got back” is a high compliment in some circles.

People can be derrière devotees. Caboose connoisseurs. Ass aficionados.

So much so that they mention their preferences in their dating profiles. I’m told some women feature their keister in their profile pics.

I had an epiphany about rumps in exercise class the other day. Being tall, I purposefully stand near the back. Which opens up a sea of keisters jiggling — or not — before me. I observe, like a scientist, the various sizes, shapes and textures.

Unless you’ve seen photos of your behind, most of us have only a rough sense of how our tush looks to others. We know if it is large or small, flat or round, but most of this assessment is from the side or at an awkward angle. Unless you have a 3-way mirror in your house, you only occasionally see your heinie the way others do when you are in a store dressing room.

Many of us don’t think about our bum a lot, unless we’re trying on a new garment or have a hard time zipping pants that fit fine when you wore them a few months ago. The common question, “Do these make my butt look big?” is posed because we are concerned about how we look from the back, and have few opportunities to see for ourself.

I’ve heard women say a man isn’t attractive because he had “no butt.” A friend dated his last girlfriend largely because she had junk in her trunk. I find it interesting that a body part that we seldom see for ourself has such allure to others.

Do you find yourself drawn to specific posterior types? So much so that your fondness overshadows other characteristics? Or have you been turned off by less or more in the buns department? Do you feel your own tushie is a liability or an asset?
_________________

Want to articulate what is alluring about you? Get your copy of Assessing Your Assets: Why You’re A Great Catch.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: