Fair warning: pics later in this post are decidedly NSFW.
It should be obvious by now that I love ass. I love all the other parts of a man, too, but, especially visually, what I love most is ass. They're best if they're firm and round and full, of course, but even an ass that wouldn't make much of an impression in a pair of jeans can be a lot of fun to play with. If you grab a flat ass with both hands and squeeze, you can create a certain amount of melon-ness that nature neglected to provide. It's clear to me that nothing accessorizes an ass like a good pair of jeans, but whether an ass is more appealing clothed or unclothed is a question without a definitive answer. Certainly, all those scenes in French movies where a young man at the beach is filmed from behind as he runs toward the water are breathtaking, but the same ass in the right pair of jeans is not necessarily any less so. And it's clear that some asses are better covered than not. While there are certainly fine asses of all ages, as a general rule, time and gravity are not the ass' best friend. In my last post, I kvetched about bottoms who answer a craigslist ad (especially one of my craigslist ads) with only a pictures of their cocks. A possible explanation was offered: getting an ass pic is harder than getting a cock pic. I maintain that the best way to get a pic of either is to enlist the help of a friend or to rely on the kindness of strangers. But there are alternatives. I could explain, but I think it's better to show you. You're probably saying that you can only do this shot if you have a large mirror in your bedroom. Not so! Any large mirror will do (most especially if you're not shy). The next time you're in a public restroom or the changing room at your local haberdasher, whip out the cell phone, drop trou, bend forward, and snap! Ten seconds, um, tops. Or just wait until you're hooking up with a guy who has a mirrored wall (and/or ceiling) and when he heads to the bathroom, seize the moment. If he catches you, maybe he'll help.