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September 13, 2009

On Pegging

This essay has been moved to my new website and can be found at http://jasonstotts.com/2010/05/on-pegging-1/

10 comments:

Kelly Elmore said...

Thank you for posting this. It is high time that our society, Objectivists in particular, became comfortable with men and women exploring different roles in the bedroom.

By the way, I love your new definition of masculinity and femininity, I've always had a problem with the old one.

Jason said...

This is a very well-written article and my first exposure to an activity I was previously ignorant of. After reading it I have a much better understanding of your ideas on masculinity and femininity, and of those concepts in general.

-Jason G.

Whisper776 said...

Fantastic article, thank you for taking the time to craft such an insightful essay.

Best regards,
W

VickieP said...

Happy to post the link, Jason. It's not every day you see a philosophical exegesis of pegging.

Yours,
Vickie P.

http://heyhiall.blospot.com

Anonymous said...

can you post your medical findings on the concern about anal incontinence being unfounded, ignorant and malicious? how can a responsible writer simply dismiss medical facts just because they are in support of an act that can be done properly if done carefully as long as you learn the facts about anal incontinence?

Jason said...

Anonymous,

I know of no longitudinal studies linking anal sex to anal incontinence. Perhaps you could provide me with one? Of course, I'm being rhetorical. No such studies exist.

Think about it this way. The anal sphincter is composed of two muscles: the outer sphincter and the inner sphincter. The outer one is inside our control, while the inner one is not.

Now, anal incontinence is a condition characterized by involuntary discharge from the anus or "leakage." This means that, although one does not intend it, one is expelling waste from one's body. This is obviously problematic for both hygiene and social reasons and anal incontinence is a serious problem. However, what is the connection to anal sex?

There is no necessary connection. While anal sex could cause anal incontinence, that can only happen through doing it incorrectly and injuring the anus. If done correctly, anal sex can actually make the anus stronger. This is because using the anus for sex causes lots of blood to rush to the area and the increased blood flow is good for your muscles. Furthermore, you can increase muscle tone by using the muscles - just like any other muscle in your body. (Although remember that with the anus it is only the outer muscle is in your direct control. You would still exercise the inner one, but not directly).

Thus, I would argue that anal sex, with the caveat that it be done correctly, increases one's overall anal health. (This is the same caveat I would use for any sexual act, as those parts of our bodies are delicate.)

For a good reference on anal sex and health issues, I heartily recommend Jack Morin's (PhD) book "Anal Pleasure and Health." It will give you much more information than I could here and can answer all sorts of questions you may not even have thought of asking yet.

~Jason

Anonymous said...

Excellent article, goes a long way to easing my embarassment about desiring this act. Just need to pluck up courage to talk to my wife about it or think of a way to get her to read this article.

Jason said...

Anonymous,

Thank you. I'm glad you found the essay helpful. In terms of talking to your wife about it, I would recommend the direct approach, something along the lines of "I am interested in trying this and I'd like you to do it with me." If she's really unsure about it, you could always have her read the essay, but I wouldn't start there. Of course, you know her better, but I find that the direct, and honest, approach seems to work best and helps to assure your partner that you don't have ulterior motives in wanting to try it.

At some point, probably not too far in the future, I will be publishing a second essay on pegging with more of a discussion of role playing and pegging, so look for that in the future too.

~Jason

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Carlos Manuel de C├ęspedes said...

excellent!