Video Review: The Big Butt Book by Dian Hanson (Taschen) – NSFW

Although the title is “The Big Butt Book”, there are in fact butts of many different sizes in this book – some quite small and others voluptuous (such as the butts of Buffie the Body, Coco, and the Watermelon Woman). Taschen is known for beautifully designed books and a line of “sexy” books – for example, books about penises, legs, and breasts – so it’s only natural, I suppose, that they finally paid tribute to the female derriere.

What I didn’t know is that the cover of the book has a faux slip-off cover – a clear cover that has black panties painted on to it. This means that on the front cover, one can lift the clear/panty cover and see the naked butt of the cover model, Alexis Texas. On the back of the book, one can again lift the cover and see the front view of Alexis Texas’ vulva. In fact, Taschen’s own Big Butt Book video features  footage of the cover shoot which I liked watching because one could see that Alexis has a very  nice, but also very normal, looking butt complete with a little bit of sag and cellulite just like all the other women’s butts one sees in the locker room. It was refreshing to see a beautiful woman be comfortable in her body and for the videographers not to airbrush her butt, even though it was likely airbrushed a bit for the front and back cover (at the very least, the way they had her bend over during the photo shoot helped to smooth out her lines a bit).

This is one of the coolest books I own – hands down. Friends and colleagues who have looked through it have marveled at the photos of Betty Paige, Pamela Andersen, Coco, Buffie the Body, the Watermelon Woman and many women who are unfamiliar to me but who are part of this fantastic book. There are interesting interviews with some of the models and descriptions of spanking communities, the booty clap and what the purpose of women’s butts may be. If you like women’s butts, good design, or fun coffee table books that grab people’s attention, The Big Butt Book may be the choice for you. Check out my video review above for more information and a peek inside.

Click here to buy The Big Butt Book from Amazon.

Disclosure: The kind folks at Taschen sent me a complementary review copy of The Big Butt Book so that I could review it for my blog.

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About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • Jhcapo

    Nice!

  • Jhcapo

    Nice!

  • anonymoose

    Have you seen The Big Penis Book?? I saw walking past the photography section of Barnes & Noble and the cover was facing outward for anyone to see.