“Twerk,” is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as a “Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.” It’s probably familiar to you at this point. Everyone has seen the distasteful use of it by a certain celebrity (who we will not name to avoid giving her any extra attention).
If you ever go to a club, you have probably seen women doing it. But, there seems to be a new push in the game for men to start joining in this fad. So, is male twerking a new thing, or is it just an passing phase destined to fail?
Twerking may not be the most creative dance move ever invented, but there is certainly an allure to the process. Men are often separated into “boob man,” and “ass man,” category, and with such a high number of men who are interested in the female form, it makes sense women would start using a dance designed specifically around using what they have. This might explain female twerking, but when did men decide it was cool to start joining in on the trend?
Finding who first started male twerking is probably not going to happen, but we can answer this imperative question. Can a man actually twerk as well as women? Though the body of a man might not seem conducive to twerking, there are those out there who have shown they got it down. Like this guy:
Or, this eloquent presentation:
OK, it appears that, with some exceptions, there are a fair amount of men out there jumping on the twerk train and doing it with some amount of success. They have the hip movement down and clearly are able to move it. Despite this, should they be doing so? Is a male shaking his ass in this fashion as alluring as a female doing so? Do women really find it attractive? (Or men, for that matter?) Will it gain enough popularity to become an actual trend?
The only real way to find out is to just wait and see. Male twerking already seems to be finding its way onto YouTube and Vine, so some might say that the trend has already begun. If that is the case, I think I speak for a large portion of the men around the world when I say…
So, what do you think? Is male twerking a trend of the future or do these guys need to stop?