BOTTOMS UP – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ANAL SEX Why is it that in this day and age people are still embarrassed to talk about butts? Every time I write about anal fun online, the messages start. They range from the curious (‘I’ve never tried that. Should I try that?’), via concern (‘am I missing out?’), to downright boasting (‘let me tell you about the time I did that thing!’). Yet people so rarely discuss it publicly. Most of us will happily chat about vibrators and orgasms and sex in general with anyone who’ll listen, so why is anal still so seemingly taboo?