Ass worship (or booty worship) is a BDSM practice in which a submissive kisses and licks the buttocks and/or anus of the dominant partner. It is considered by some as a particularly degrading form of domination and will usually involve the sub kneeling or in another lowly position, treating to person being worshipped as the dominant. In particular [face sitting] or [smothering] may be applied in order to emphasise the control of the dominant over the submissive. A queening stool may also be used to facilitate this activity. Ass worship most commonly involves a dominant woman and a submissive man.
Usually accompanied by prostration, re-enforcing a sense of inferiority, a "sub" generally licks, kisses and sucks their dominant's ass, and is not allowed to touch it in a more conventional way. The aspect of erotic humiliation is perhaps appreciated by bearing in mind the commonplace phrase "kiss my ass."
Worshiping the ass can also be done because the worshiper is in awe of the body part and wishes to praise that beauty.
This practice can also involve face sitting and smothering
While female buttocks are often eroticized in heterosexual erotica, men's buttocks are eroticized in gay male circles. Much of gay male sexuality centres around anal intercourse and penetration, so the buttocks are eroticized due to their proximity to the anus and the genitals.
The buttocks are often taboo due to their proximity to the anus and association with the excretory system. The psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud theorized that psychosexual development occurred in three stages—oral, anal, and genital—and that fixation in the anal stage caused anal retentiveness and a lasting focus on eroticization of the anus.
Many artists pose models to emphasize the buttocks.
Buttocks, especially those of black men and women, are often emphasized in pornography, where they are often referred to as "booty". Patricia Hill Collins, an African-American writer, theorizes that this is due to stereotypes that those of black descent are promiscuous, and that their buttocks are objectified by porn as a result.
A buttocks fetish or buttocks partialism refers to a condition wherein the buttocks becomes a primary focus of sexual attention. It may be associated with Eproctophilia (fart fetish), coprophilia (scat fetish), panty fetishism, and sadomasochistic corporal punishment involving the buttocks. Pygophilia refers to sexual arousal caused by the buttocks.
As with other forms of oral-anal contact, ass worship can lead to infection by fecal bacteria and their toxins, viruses, or intestinal parasites if hygiene is not strictly observed. Feces can contain blood, allowing the transmission of blood-borne diseases. There is also the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) that is associated with any transfer of body fluids.
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