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Buttocks
Male human buttocks.
Female human buttocks
Artery superior gluteal artery, inferior gluteal artery
Nerve superior gluteal nerve, inferior gluteal nerve, cluneal nerves
MeSH Buttocks
Bottom commonly refers to the human buttocks but also has other uses.

The buttocks (anatomical nates, clunium, gluteus, regio glutealis) are rounded portions of the anatomy located on the posterior of the pelvic region of the apes, including humans and many other bipeds or quadrupeds. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (540x770, 98 KB) Summary Male human buttocks. ... Image File history File links Image-Ass_2. ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... The superior gluteal artery (gluteal artery) is the largest branch of the hypogastric, and appears to be the continuation of the posterior division of that vessel. ... The inferior gluteal artery (sciatic artery), the larger of the two terminal branches of the anterior trunk of the hypogastric, is distributed chiefly to the buttock and back of the thigh. ... Nerves (yellow) Nerves redirects here. ... The superior gluteal nerve is a nerve that originates in the pelvis which supplies the gluteus medius, the gluteus minimus, and the tensor fasciae latae muscles. ... The Superior Gluteal Nerve () arises from the dorsal divisions of the fourth and fifth lumbar and first sacral nerves: it leaves the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen above the Piriformis, accompanied by the superior gluteal vessels, and divides into a superior and an inferior branch. ... The clunial nerves (or cluneal nerves) are cutaneous nerves of the buttocks. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Bottom can refer to: In general, the lowermost part (see Wiktionary:Bottom). ... Human heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... Human male pelvis, viewed from front Human female pelvis, viewed from front The pelvis is the bony structure located at the base of the spine (properly known as the caudal end). ... This article is about the biological superfamily. ... This article is about modern humans. ...

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Anatomy

The buttocks are formed by the masses of the gluteal muscles or 'glutes' (the gluteus maximus and the gluteus medius) superimposed by a layer of fat. The superior aspect of the buttock ends at the iliac crest, and the lower aspect is outlined by the horizontal gluteal crease. The gluteus maximus has two insertion points: 1/3 superior portion of the linea aspera of the femur, and the superior portion of the iliotibial tractus. The masses of the gluteus maximus muscle are separated by an intermediate gluteal cleft or "crack" in which the anus is situated. The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... Adipose tissue is one of the main types of connective tissue. ... Human male pelvis, viewed from front Human female pelvis, viewed from front The pelvis is the bony structure located at the base of the spine (properly known as the caudal end). ... The horizontal gluteal crease is an area of the body of great apes including humans described by a horizontal crease formed by the inferior aspect of the buttocks and the posterior upper leg. ... The linea aspera is a ridge of roughened surface on the posterior aspect of the femur, to which are attached muscles and intermusclular septa. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the mammalian bodies. ... The gluteal cleft is the groove or crack between the buttocks. ... This article is about the bodily orifice. ...


The buttocks allow primates to sit upright without needing to rest their weight on their feet as four-legged animals do. For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... The Zebra is an example of a quadruped. ...


Some baboons and all gibbons, though otherwise fur-covered, have characteristic naked callosities on their buttocks. While women and boys generally have smooth, so-called 'baby-bottoms', adult men often have varying degrees of hairgrowth, as on other parts of their body. For other uses, see Baboon (disambiguation). ... Genera Hylobates Hoolock Nomascus Symphalangus Gibbons are the small apes that are grouped in the family Hylobatidae. ... For other uses, see Fur (disambiguation). ... A callosity is another name for callus, a piece of skin that has become thickened as a result of repeated contact and friction. ...


Connotations

Buttocks depicted on a plaster replica of Donatello's sculpture of David.
Buttocks depicted on a plaster replica of Donatello's sculpture of David.

The English word of Greek origin "callipygian" indicates someone who has beautiful buttocks. However, the qualities that make buttocks "beautiful" or "well-formed" are not fixed, as sexual aesthetics of the buttocks vary considerably from culture to culture, from one period of fashion to another and even from person to person. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1155, 156 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Buttocks User:Markaci/Nudity Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Wikipedians against censorship/Gallery ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1155, 156 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Buttocks User:Markaci/Nudity Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Wikipedians against censorship/Gallery ... This article is about the building material. ... Statue of Habacuc (popularly known as Zuccone) for the Giottos Bell Tower. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Donatellos David Donatellos bronze statue of David (circa 1440s) is notable as the first unsupported standing work in bronze cast since classical times. ...


In ancient astrology, various parts of the body were associated with signs of the zodiac - e.g. the buttocks to the Balance. Depending on the context, exposure of the buttocks in non-intimate situations often causes feelings of shame, embarrassment or humiliation in a non-exhibitionist subject, and embarrassment or amusement in a non-voyeurist audience (see "pantsing"). Expressions such as being "caught with one's pants/ trousers down" or more explicitly in Dutch, "met de billen bloot" ("with bared buttocks"), use the image as a metaphor for non-physical embarrassment as well. Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... The term zodiac denotes an annual cycle of twelve stations along the ecliptic, the apparent path of the sun across the heavens through the constellations that divide the ecliptic into twelve equal zones of celestial longitude. ... Libra the Scales Libra is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Libra, and is the seventh sign of the zodiac. ... Pantsing is pulling down someones pants (trousers in England). ...

Students at Stanford University conduct a "mass-mooning" in May 1995.
Students at Stanford University conduct a "mass-mooning" in May 1995.

Willfully exposing one's own bare buttocks as a protest, a provocation, or just for fun (especially but not exclusively practiced by youngsters such as North American frat boys) is called "mooning". Mooning students at Stanford University (protest and World record attempt); 1995. ... Mooning students at Stanford University (protest and World record attempt); 1995. ... Stanford redirects here. ... For the display of bare skin, as in bare-arse, see Nudity. ... Mooning is the act of displaying ones bare buttocks by removing clothing, e. ...


A "wedgie" is pulling someone's undergarments or swimming trunks up through their buttock "crack" to be hauled over the top of the victim's trousers, sometimes partially baring the victim's buttocks. A wedgie is the practice of pulling someones underwear up causing the underwear to wedge between the buttocks. ...


It is no coincidence that the English verb to spank is the only one specifically meant for physical discipline of a specific part of the body, and various other languages have terms specifically referring to spanking; in many punitive traditions, the buttocks are the preferential target for painful lessons, from educational to judicial, as offering them for punishment (especially divested) adds a psychological dose of embarrassment and even sexual humiliation to the pain, which can be meted out with less risk of long-term corporal harm than elsewhere. Thus in various cultural traditions, expressions like "A black man's ears are in his buttocks" (e.g. in Uganda) or "seat of learning" clearly refer to the preferential paining of the posterior in a submissively bent and exposed position. This article is about the use of spanking as discipline. ...


Many comedians, writers and others rely on the buttocks in these and other ways (such as flatulence and toilet humor) as a source of amusement, camaraderie and fun, despite (or in some cases for the sake of) the risk of being in dubious taste, if not censored. Flatulence is the presence of a mixture of gases known as flatus in the digestive tract of mammals expelled from the rectum. ... Toilet humor or potty humor (humour in Commonwealth English) is a type of humor dealing with bodily toilet functions. ...


Because in most cultures the buttocks are rarely shown naked, they are generally considered unsuitable for ornamental body markings and body modification, but may be preferential for discreet markings, such as secretive membership proof or to be shown in intimate company (e.g. amongst lovers).


In American English, phrases use the buttocks or synonyms (especially butt and arse/ass) as a pars pro toto for a whole person, but generally with a negative connotation. For example, terminating an employee may be described as "firing his ass". One might say "move your ass" or "haul ass" (or the polite, understood euphemisms "move it" or "haul it") as an exhortation to greater haste or urgency. Expressed as a function of punishment, defeat or assault becomes "kicking one's ass". Such phrases also may suggest a person's characteristics, e.g. difficult people are termed "hard asses" (polite euphemism: "hard nosed"). People deemed excessively puritanical or proper may be termed "tight asses". An annoying person or any source of frustration may be termed "a pain in the ass" (euphemism: "a pain in the neck", though some claim that this alleged euphemism actually appeared in English earlier than the former). For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... Pars pro toto is Latin for (taking) a part for the whole; it is a kind of synecdoche. ...


Certain physical dispositions of the buttocks — particularly size — are sometimes identified, controversially, as a racial characteristic (see race). The most famous intersection of racism and buttocks may be the case of Saartjie Baartman, the so-called Hottentot Venus. For other uses, see Race (disambiguation). ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... A caricature of Baartman drawn in the early 19th century Last resting place of Saartjie Baartman. ...


Synonyms

Look up buttocks in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

The anatomical Latin name for the buttocks is nates (pronounced /'neɪti:z/ in English), which is plural; the singular, natis (buttock), is rarely used. As buttocks are an object of both shame and fascination, it is not surprising that there are many colloquial terms, euphemistic, ironic or other, to refer to them. These include the following: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ...

  • backside, posterior, behind and its derivates (hind-quarters, hinder or the childish homophone heinie, strictly the whole body behind the hind leg-trunk attachment), rear or rear-end, derrière (French for "behind") - all strictly positional descriptions, as the inaccurate use of rump (as in 'rump roast', after a 'hot' spanking), thighs, upper legs; analogous are:
    • aft, stern and poop, naval in origin; in nautical jargon, buttocks also designates the aftermost portion of a hull above the water line and in front of the rudder, merging with the run below the water line
    • caboose, originally a ship's galley in wooden cabin on deck; also the "rear end" car of a freight train, considered a cute synonym suitable for any audience
    • bottom (and the shortening "bot" as well as childish diminutives "bottie" or "botty"), but the use of similar-sounding booty (slang for the female body since the 1920s) as famously by K.C. and the Sunshine Band's Shake Your Booty, is an 'artistic liberty'; equivalents in other languages include the Latino culo from Latin culus, 'bottom'
    • tail (strictly anatomically a zoomorphism, humans only have a tail-bone, yet the illogical tail feather was popularized by musicians; also used for the even more sensual phallus) and tail-end
    • Tush or tushy (from the Yiddish language "tuchis" or "tochis" meaning "under" or "beneath")
    • Dumper sometimes denotates the buttocks, especially when talking about a large butt.
    • trunk, in American English, particularly when describing large buttocks "junk in the trunk". This usage refers metaphorically to an automobile's trunk.
  • arse or ass, and (butt-)hole - a pars pro toto (strictly only the actual body cavity and directly adjoining anal region); also used as an insult for a person
  • badonkadonk - onomatopoeic slang meaning the voluptuously bouncing, large yet firm buttocks of a woman
  • breech, a metaphorical sense derived from on older form of the garment breeches (as the French culotte meaning pantoloons, via cul from Latin culus 'butt'), so 'bare breech' means without breeches, i.e. trouserless butt
  • bum - in British English, used frequently in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other English speaking Commonwealth countries, also historically in U.S., is a mild often humorous reference to buttocks, not necessarily in vulgar or sexual context: "I've a boil on my bum, thrice as large as my thumb" - The Judge With The Sore Rump, St. George Tucker. Also used in reference to anal intercourse, often as an insult, as in bum boy (for a homosexual). Also verb - to practise anal intercourse.
  • buns, mounds (cfr. Butte, a geographical mound, known since 1805 in American English, from (Old) French butte "mound, knoll") and orbs - shape-metaphors, used mostly to describe male buttocks only
  • bund - derived from Punjabi
  • bunda - bottom, of Brazilian Portuguese origin.
Khoikhoi woman exhibiting steatopygia.
  • butt - the common term for a pair of buttocks (singular, as one body-part; cognate but neither its root nor an abbreviation) in the US, used in everyday speech. It is also acceptable in print.
  • can (a container) had an unusual development: Slang meaning "toilet" is c. 1900, said to be a shortening of piss-can, meaning "buttocks" from c. 1910, verb meaning "fire an employee" (to flush=dump?) from 1905.
  • cheeks, a shape-metaphor within human anatomy, but also used in the singular: left cheek and right cheek; sounds particularly naughty because of the homonym and the adjective cheeky, lending themselves to word puns
  • culo - slang, usually meaning a voluptuous, round and firm buttocks of a woman. Put simply the Latino equivalent for a booty, although in Spanish it is considered vulgar and offensive (but less so in Spain than in Latin America).
  • fanny - a socially acceptable term in print, in the United States at least, for many years before some of the bolder terms came along; and a subject of jokes, since "Fannie" can be a woman's name, diminutive of "Frances"; however, in British English fanny refers to the female genitals or vulva and is considered vulgar. The figure of a bare-bottomed lass named Fanny is ubiquitous in Provence (the south of France) wherever pétanque is played. There it is traditional that when a player loses 13 to 0 it is said that “il est fanny” (he's fanny), and that he has to kiss the bottom of a girl called Fanny. Since there is rarely an obliging Fanny, there is always a substitute picture, woodcarving or pottery so that Fanny’s bottom is always available.[1]
  • fourth point of contact: in military slang, because of the sequence of textbook parachute jump landing
  • fundament (literally "foundation", not common in this general sense in English, but for the butt since 1297)
  • Gand or Gaand - a Hindi derivate
  • hams, like buttocks generally as a plural, after the meat cut from the analogous part of a hog ; pressed ham refers to mooning against a window; brawn, a singular derived from the Frankish for ham or roast, is also used for both a muscular body part (but either on arms or legs) or boar meat, especially roast
  • moneymaker, a term coming from exotic dancers and other entertainers who use their buttocks (even clothed) to earn money. It is usually used in reference to females.
  • hurdies - British, origin unknown, also applied to the whole rump
  • moon was a common shape-metaphor for the butt in English since 1756, and the verb to moon meant 'to expose to (moon)light' since 1601, long before they were combined in US student slang in the verb (al expression) mooning "to flash the buttocks" in 1968.
  • prat (British English, origin unknown; as in pratfall, a vaudeville term; also a term of abuse for a person)
  • seat (of the trousers; or metaphorically) another long-standing socially acceptable term, referring to the use for sitting - but compare the sarcastic use of seat of wisdom and similar expressions, such as 'seat of learning', referring to use as target for an 'educational' spanking.
  • sit-upon; has various independent counterparts in other languages, e.g. Dutch zitvlak ('sitting plain'), German Gesäß (~=guh|seys), Italian sedere
  • six; in military terminology, particularly in the U.S. Navy, it refers to the term "six o'clock", i. e. a point directly behind the referenced person.
  • ultimatum (Latin, literally 'the outer-most') was used in slang c.1820s.

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A hull is the body or frame of a ship or boat. ... Waterline refers to an imaginary line marking the level at which ship or boat floats in the water. ... For other uses, see Caboose (disambiguation). ... Bottom can refer to: In general, the lowermost part (see Wiktionary:Bottom). ... Look up booty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up culo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A scorpion tail The tail is the section at the rear end of an animals body; in general, the term refers to a distinct, flexible appendage to the torso. ... Zoomorphic decoration from the Book of Kells Zoomorphism, from Greek ζωον zōon, meaning animal, and μορφη, morphÄ“, meaning shape or form, refers to the representation of animal forms in ornaments, or to the representation of gods in the form, or with attributes, of non-human animals, and also to the transformation... The coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the human vertebral column, of three to five (usually four) fused vertebrae (the coccygeal vertebrae), below the sacrum. ... This article is about the symbol of the erect penis. ... Look up Tush in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Yiddish (ייִדיש, Jiddisch) is a Germanic language spoken by about four million Jews throughout the world. ... 2 dumpers, one with its skip tipped In British usage, a dumper is a small one-man diesel-powered vehicle often used to carry loads and material around, often on building sites. ... Trunk may be: Look up trunk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Arse is an English term referring to the buttocks, first recorded circa 1400 (in arce-hoole) and is commonly used in English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, parts of Canada and former parts of the British Empire. ... Look up Hole in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Badonkadonk (disambiguation). ... For the supervillain, see Onomatopoeia (comics). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pants. ... Bum may refer to the following: Look up Bum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... St. ... Batty boy or Battyman is a derogatory term used in Jamaica, Belize and the Anglophone Caribbean to describe a gay man. ... A bun is a sweet or plain small bread or a round roll. ... Look up mound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Butte may refer to: The landform (butte) Cities in the United States: Butte, Alaska Butte, Montana Butte, Nebraska For counties in the United States, see Butte County Category: ... Punjabi (also Panjabi; in GurmukhÄ«, PanjābÄ« in ShāhmukhÄ«) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil in Portuguese) is a group of dialects of Portuguese written and spoken by virtually all the 190 million inhabitants of Brazil and by a couple of million Brazilian emigrants, mainly in the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Canada, Japan, and Paraguay. ... Hottentot woman with steatopygia. ... Hottentot woman with steatopygia. ... An 18th century drawing of Khoikhoi worshipping the moon The Khoikhoi (men of men) or Khoi are a historical division of the Khoisan ethnic group of south-western Africa, closely related to the Bushmen (or San, as the Khoikhoi called them). ... Steatopygia is a high degree of fat accumulation in and around the buttocks. ... The word cheek can mean several things. ... Look up culo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... Look up Fanny, fanny in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... British English (BrE, BE, en-GB) is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere in the Anglophone world. ... Next to the beach at Nice, France In Hakaniemi, Helsinki Pétanque (pronounced in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (jack). ... The parachute jump towers over the Coney Island boardwalk. ... For other meanings of ham or Ham, see Ham (disambiguation). ... Hog is a domestic or feral adult swine. ... Head cheese is in fact not a cheese, but rather a terrine made of meat taken from the head of a calf or pig (sometimes a sheep or cow) that would not otherwise be considered appealing. ... This article is about Earths moon. ... Mooning is the act of displaying ones bare buttocks by removing clothing, e. ... Look up prat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Physical comedy is comedic performance relying mostly on the use of the body to convey humor. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the use of spanking as discipline. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... An ultimatum (Latin: ) is a demand whose fulfillment is requested in a specified period of time and which is backed up by a threat to be followed through in case of noncompliance. ...

For more slang terms for the buttocks, see WikiSaurus:buttocks — the WikiSaurus list of synonyms and slang words for buttocks in many languages.
For unrelated homophones of butt(ocks), see also butt (disambiguation) and bud (disambiguation)

For other uses, see Slang (disambiguation). ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Look up butt, Butt in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up bud, Bud in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Related terms

Japanese man in a traditional swimwear Fundoshi -rokushaku
Japanese man in a traditional swimwear Fundoshi -rokushaku
  • The word "callipygian" is sometimes used to describe someone with notably attractive buttocks. The term comes from the Greek kallipygos, (first used for the Venus Kallipygos) which literally means "beautiful buttocks"; the prefix is also a root of "calligraphy" ("beautiful writing") and "calliope" ("beautiful voice"); callimammapygian means having both beautiful breasts and - buttocks.
  • Both the English (in) tails and the Dutch billentikker ('tapping the buttocks') are ironic terms for very formal coats with a significantly longer tail end as part of festive (especially wedding party) dress
  • macropygia means 'heaving large buttocks, hindquarter', and occurs in biological species names,
  • a pygopag(ous) (from the Greek pygè 'buttock' and pagein 'attached') was a monster in Ancient (Greek) mythology consisting of two bodies joint by common buttocks, now a medical term for 'Siamese' twins thus joint back-to-back
  • pygophilia is sexual arousal or excitement caused by seeing, playing with or touching the woman's buttocks; people who have strong attraction to buttocks are called pygophilists.
  • pygoscopia means observing someone's rear; pygoscopophobia a pathological fear to be its unwilling object
  • pygalgia is soreness in the buttocks, i.e. a pain in the rump.
  • Steatopygia is a marked accumulation of fat in and around the buttocks.
  • uropygial in ornithology mean, situated on, belonging to, the uropygium, i.e. the rump of a bird
  • "bubble butt" has at least two connotations, which are at odds with each other: either a small, round and firm pair of buttocks resembling a pair of soap bubbles next to each other, or a large rear end, seemingly about to burst from the strain. In both cases, the term implies an appealing shapeliness about the buttocks.

Download high resolution version (480x640, 35 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (480x640, 35 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Callipygian Venus or Venus Kallipygos, (In Greek, Aphrodite Kallipygos: Aphrodite of the Beautiful Buttocks), is a type of nude female statue of the Hellenistic era. ... A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 Conjoined human fetuses Conjoined twins can occur in non-human animal species. ... Steatopygia is a high degree of fat accumulation in and around the buttocks. ...

Fashion

Because many cultures have a (partial) nudity taboo, which usually applies specifically to the buttocks (as usually to the most erogenous zones), mainstream garments generally cover the buttocks completely, even when it is not a practical requirement. Nevertheless male and female clothing is often designed in a way that reveals the shape of the buttocks under the clothing. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 508 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,016 pixels, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Original Reworked version of Image:Cellulite. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 508 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,016 pixels, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Original Reworked version of Image:Cellulite. ... Cellulite. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Some articles of clothing are designed to expose the buttocks. Such clothing is not generally worn in public situations, however it is considered appropriate to wear such clothing at swimming facilities or at the beach.


Emphasis on one part or another of the body tends to shift with generations. The 1880s were well-known for the fashion trend among women called the bustle, which made even the smallest buttocks seemingly huge. The popularity of this fashion is shown in the famous Georges Seurat painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte in the two women to the far left and right. Like long underwear with the ubiquitous 'butt flap' (used to allow baring only the bottom with a simple gesture, as for hygiene), this clothing style was acknowledged in popular media such as cartoons and comics for generations afterward. Fashions of 1888 feature full busts, large bustles, and wide shoulders Fashion in the 1880s in European and European-influenced countries is characterized by the return of the bustle. ... Bustle apparatus (1881) For other uses, see Bustle (disambiguation). ... Le Chahut was painted by Seurat from 1889 to 1890. ... Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Un dimanche après-midi à lIle de la Grande Jatte) is Georges Seurats most famous work, and is an example of pointillism that is widely considered to be one of the most remarkable paintings of the 19th century, belonging...


More recently, the cleavage of the buttocks could be exposed by some women as fashion dictated trousers be worn lower. (known as a "coin slot", or "vertical smile"). Buttock cleavage from sitting on a (too) low chair A painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg of a woman with visible cleavage A whale tail Buttock cleavage is minor exposure of the buttocks and the gluteal cleft between them, often because of low-slung trousers. ...


An example of another attitude in an otherwise hardly exhibitionist culture is the Japanese fundoshi. The fundoshi (褌) is a traditional Japanese male loincloth, made from a strip of cotton cloth, one shaku (traditional Japanese foot, 35 cm = 14 inches) wide and about 2. ...


Biblical and Church Father references

The term buttocks occurs three times in the Old Testament (King James translation) and three times in the Church Fathers: Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Church Fathers, Early Church Fathers...

  • Isaiah, Chapter 20 : 4. So shall the king of the Assyrians lead away the prisoners of Pharaonic Egypt, and the captivity of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered to the shame of Egypt.
  • Books of Samuel, Chapter 10, verse 4 : Wherefore Hanon took the servants of [King] David, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut away half of their garments even to the buttocks, and sent them away. Nearly identical is:
  • Chronicles, Chapter 19, vers 4: Wherefore Hanon shaved the heads and beards of the servants of David, and cut away their garments from the buttocks to the feet, and sent them away.
  • Against Jovinianus, Book II (by Saint Jerome) : Why should I speak of other nations when I myself, a youth on a visit to Gaul, heard that the Atticoti, a British tribe, eat human flesh, and that although they find herds of swine, and droves of large or small cattle in the woods, it is their custom to cut off the buttocks of the shepherds and the breasts of their women, and to regard them as the greatest delicacies?
  • Apology Against Rufinus, Book I (also by Saint Jerome) : There is not a day but you may see the dressed-up clown in the streets whacking the buttocks of some blockhead, or half-pulling out people's teeth with the scorpion which he twists round for them to bite.
  • On the Workmanship of God (Lactantius, part of several chapters praising the human body) : The flesh rounded off into the buttocks, how adapted to the office of sitting! and this also more firm than in the other limbs, lest by the pressure of the bulk of the body it should give way to the bones.

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Roman men having anal sex. ... Arse is an English term referring to the buttocks, first recorded circa 1400 (in arce-hoole) and is commonly used in English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, parts of Canada and former parts of the British Empire. ... For other uses, see Badonkadonk (disambiguation). ... The gluteus maximus is the largest of the gluteus muscles which are located in the buttock. ... There are two types of Buttock Augmentation: The Surgical enlargement of the Buttocks through the insertion of a Synthetic Implant. ... The coccyx is formed of up to five vertebrae. ... The gluteal cleft is the groove or crack between the buttocks. ... Hip and buttock padding is used by some males who cross-dress as females. ... This article is about the use of spanking as discipline. ... Profile showing the difference between waist and hip widths Waist-hip ratio or Waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips. ...

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  1. ^ Pétanque. La Fanny, Légende

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