The Cultural Meaning of ‘Everybody, Let’s Tighten the Anus’

What depths has the anus song? This study takes a look:

‘Everybody, Let’s Tighten the Anus’: Exploring the Social and Cultural Meaning of a Korean Folksong,” Joonseong Lee [pictured here], Journal of Media and Religion, vol. 11, no. 4, 2012, pp. 216-230. The author, at California State University San Marcos, explains:

“The immanent approach to the anus song with the view of Eastern qi philosophy provides this research with a cogent theoretical framework for energy spirituality, which is constructed in the practice of breathing, including anus breathing or anal sphincter exercise.”

Here is a performance of the song:

BONUS (possibly related): Song on the anus.

One Response to “The Cultural Meaning of ‘Everybody, Let’s Tighten the Anus’”

  1. Nota Bene Says:

    From the article:
    “…the anal sphincter exercise is a convenient and simple way for people to keep awake anytime and anywhere”
    Have to try it as a substitute for coffee or tea. That said, I’ve practiced kegels at night in bed, and if anything, a fatigued sphincter may help dozing off.

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