PHOTOS: Bubble Butts Drive Us Bananas

Ask and you shall receive. We recently posted about foot fetishes and armpit fetishes, and the response from readers was overwhelmingly positive. You clamored for more, and so Homo Erotica was born.

Homo Erotica is a new bi-weekly Queerty column that will examine fetishes and other sexual taboos. It will look at alternative, non-traditional views of sexiness that just might have you thinking twice about some of your preconceived notions.

Earlier this week, Queerty explored “bottom shame” (a.k.a. analphobia). This got us thinking (even) more about butts, and, well, their significance in our erotic imaginations.

Pygophilia is the sexualization of the buttocks. According to Wikipedia, which apparently knows everything, “[w]hile female buttocks are often eroticized in heterosexual erotica, men’s buttocks are eroticized in gay male circles. Much of gay male sexuality centers on anal intercourse and penetration, so the buttocks are eroticized due to their proximity to the anus and the genitals.”

That’s not exactly right, somehow, but close enough.

Generally speaking, when it comes to pygophilia, the bigger the bootie the better… within reason.

Enter the bubble butt.

Bubble butts have long been a desirable trait. In fact, when tightly packed into jeans, they often translate into free drinks at the bar, lots of bad pickup lines, and some serious grab-ass as the night wears on. An ample arse on Manhunt often elicits messages of “nice butt, man,” or “hot ass, dude,” and other more explicit enthusiasms.

Scroll down to see photos of guys showing off their assets, and sound off in the comments section below. Is bigger and more bubbly really better?

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  • Dxley

    Maybe I’m straight after all because I just threw up in my mouth.

  • deltabadhand

    If the pic doesn’t include dude’s face as well, it’s more of a turn off than turn on. I need to see the eyes of a person before I appreciate everything else. Having said that, though I am sure it’s real, in #6 or 7 (guy with the red hat) that waist to butt ratio looks UNREAL. Like photo shop or something! :^) whew, doggie!

  • Tackle

    Ass lovers thank you Queerty. Those are some nice donks.

  • Mikah

    A sexy man with a nice ass is the best thing EVER.

  • Sweet Boy

    @Dxley: Why would a straight man be doing at a gay website watching bubble butts?

    DL anybody?

  • Sweet Boy

    I love bubble butts..in jockstraps, furry bubble butts, bubble butts in speedos….I love them


    I love these pics except for:

    #10 frankly it smells bad, I can just tell! (brown skivvies never a good choice IMO. Plus I find hairy asses aesthetically unappealing)

    #11 Sadly ruined by channelling Harvey Feinstein face

    #18 Guys in this pose, or presenting hole, or viewed from behind on all-fours does ZERO for me; worse, it’s actually a wood-killer. Yup, a big muscular ass absolutely turn me on…but only in a standing position. Weird, right? And fucked up? Anybody heard of this before? Help!

  • Kangol

    Not a bad one in the mix. Nice, thanks, Queerty!

  • MusicEsMiVida

    Well, unlike others I am not disgusted at all *wipes the drool from my mouth* . A man with a fat ass is desirable in my book, especially when they’re packed into tight underwear, on a stocky man! Whoa, lemme slow down!

  • viveutvivas

    Oh my f*ck! The first guy, the guy with the tie, the surfer. They’re driving me nuts.

  • katbox80

    I only like number One.
    The guy in gray shorts looks like he got butt implants.

  • Black Pegasus

    Not a fan of “bubble butts”. I prefer lean muscled asses over the thick feminine looking butts. Only 2 of the guys pictured here fits my taste.

  • Dxley

    DL? Nope. The male anatomy grosses me out these days!

  • balehead

    Once again the losers on here..”remove all doubt”…

  • Niall

    I kinda like balance, nicely shaped, but not too big. Pics 1,2,3 and the last one are perfect examples. The rest are a bit much.

  • Pietro


  • Mdterp01

    Yesssss!!!! This may go down as my favorite drooling Queerty thread ever. I am an ass man to the fullest and I love a phatty. I definitely like it when its balanced in terms of not having a tiny waist and a really phat one because that does look a bit too feminine. But there is not a bad one in the bunch of the above in my opinion. The best ones for me though are the guys who have a natural bubble butt. If you have yours from doing countless squats and lunges and other glute exercises then its too hard and muscular and I don’t like that. Thanks for making my day Queerty.

  • litper

    Big beautiful male BUTTS are the most precious things in the world!

  • litper

    @Dxley: @balehead: right-wing trolls are pathetic

  • SteveDenver

    This photo array proves that one can’t have a smashing ass without spectacular just-about-everything-else.

    The guy in the blue shirt/gray shorts at the convenience store would have had me walking into walls.


  • tardis

    @SteveDenver: Oh, yes. That behind is to die for. I had a guy like that walk into my place of employment. His ass was just out there. It wasn’t a subtle, bit ass…it was a big ass!

    On my time on earth, that is the only time I’ve ever seen something like that. It was just so huge.

  • viveutvivas

    Okay, anybody else changed their screensaver to one of these and then had to change it back to something non-sexy because it just burns your brain out (not to mention your privates)?

  • Mdterp01


    Co-sign. I have to say that out of all of them I was most impressed by his because he doesn’t look like he spends half his time in the gym. I would’ve been very distracted, particularly because he’s White. I’m not saying that White boys don’t have phattys, but generally I more expect to see that on Black and Caribbean Latino guys given genetics, evolution, and fat distribution being stored more in the butt area, but not always cuz there are Black and Caribbean Latinos with nasital as well. (P.S…I didn’t make that up. There are scientific articles on why some ethnic groups tend to have a more defined posterior than others).

    Anyway, when I see a White guy packing like that in the booty its like coming across the Holy Grail.

  • Paulie

    mmmm…I love a beautiful ass…did I mention I love rimming?

  • viveutvivas

    @Sweetboy, those are some awesome tumblr links.

  • trelin

    I wish someone would post a solid workout routine to help sculpt some of these tushies. I could use a bit more junk back there.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Hats off to the bears. Though I am sure they turn the majority of you are turned off by bears. I must say they appear the only ones out of the entire bunch where a conversation can be had of something else other than just praise for their assholes and pecs.

    That little queen with the white briefs on looks like he is standing on point. What a little bitch.

  • viveutvivas

    @trelin, sadly, you need to be born with it. God divides.

  • Fang

    This was absolutely the best queerty post ever. Bookmarked and will be drooling over all the hot pics and tumblrs for a while to cu…ahem…come.

  • bigjohnson

    speaking from someone who has a natural bubble but and one that gets bigger when I do squats, is a blessing and a curse I can fill out jeans but it’s hard to find pants. but I do like a nice muscular ass.

  • Horse Lips

    I like big butts and I can not lie.

  • tardis

    @trelin: Squats. A lot of squats.

  • Elle

    #6 makes me SWEAT!!!!!! Socks, ass, and armpits!!!!! Yummy! ;)

  • Mdterp01


    Its basically genetics buddy, but there are things you can do if you are not “bubbly” in the back to firm it up and round it a little in terms of squats, lunges, hip flexor stretches, barbell glute bridges, kettlebell swings. There are lots of different techniques and I would recommend a combination of isolation exercises as well as bicycling and other cardio.


    So true bigjohnson, although my tailor has taken the curse part out of it for me. I have a tailor who is a master at tailoring all of my clothes so that I am wearing the clothes rather than the clothes wearing me. He does such a great job with my jeans and all my pants. I don’t know what I would do without him. If you are having difficulty with finding pants I would suggest a tailor. Its inexpensive and worth it.

  • viveutvivas

    Deadlifts are probably even better than squats, if you do them the right way (with your ass). Also, pull-throughs isolate the butt nicely, again as long as you do them the right way. But in a way glutes are like calves, they either grow or they don’t, based on genetics.

  • viveutvivas

    @Mdterp01, how do you go about finding a tailor?

  • Mdterp01


    Well there are a variety of ways. You can google “men’s tailor” for your area and look to see what is available. Find something where other customers have written reviews and particularly look to see if they specialize in men’s tailoring. I think my boyfriend found his on citysearch. My current tailor I found from a colleague who has a very similar body type as I. We are both tall, around 200lbs, broad shouldered with ample ass and thick legs. When I moved to my current location I could tell immediately he had his clothes tailored and they looked really good so I asked him where his was. So, you can also ask around if you see someone with your body type whose clothes are tailored.

    Depending on where you live you can ask certain retailers where they send their customers for tailoring. It’s also best to find a mom and pop shop type tailor because their investment in making sure they satisfy their customers is higher.

  • viveutvivas

    @mdterp01, so you have broad shoulders, a big ass, thick legs, a boyfriend, and a taylor. I think I hate you :)

    But seriously, thanks for the tip.

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    my neighbor’s mother-in-law makes $75 /hour on the internet . She has been out of a job for nine months but last month her income was $18167 just working on the internet for a few hours. browse around this website………. http://x.co/3x3ap

  • RickinTheCity

    A gorgeous round bubble butt is truly a thing of incredible beauty! And some of the above pictures are prime examples of this unique “asset” that some men possess. As a “butt-man” this article brightened my day considerably! More of the same, I say!!

  • RickinTheCity

    @Lestat MONROE: I just checked out your link and all I can say is “Oh my!”

  • JennyFromdabloc

    WOW #s 6 and 8. #6 may be the hottest pic Queerty has featured.

  • viveutvivas

    @Lestat MONROE, that’s cute but off-topic. It is not a bubble butt.

  • Reid Condit

    There is nothing in the world/
    Nicer than male butt./
    Every time I see some butt,/
    My eyes I have to shut!/

    Or else. . . ?

  • WhyteRabbit

    this looks a lot like my tumblr feed. (you know… minus the bondage and yaoi.) should that pass for an article? or well… what was this again… i just keep scrolling back up to the surfer… it’s hypnotizing…

  • seantrevor

    What a beautiful butt bursting thru suit trousers!! What a passionate night of lovemaking we would have!!HE IS SO DESIREABLE AS A LOVER. Come lie with me!!

  • travelman5

    I’ll never forget in 6th grade, for the first time, I noticed a classmates rather intriguing round, firm butt. I was spellbound, amazed, impressed, and didnt understand my reaction or attraction. I was scared! Today, 40 years later I still enjoy and appreciate a guy who totally, fully fills the seat of his pants….or Speedo!! That’s when tight jeans are needed!

  • Straight_zach

    I personally disagree with the above comment from “delta afghans.” I can forgive a lot in the way of looks if a guy has an amazing ass! I don’t really care all that much about his looks if he has a bouncing round firm bubble ass. That rocks!! Just my two cents!! And I love how most guys prefer to be fucked. Works for me!!

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