Downward, Upward, and Onward
This podcast is about one of those activities that we and our animals routinely engage in without giving it any thought. Even though I only describe the basic display, there are variations that I’m sure you’ll notice in yourself as well as other human and nonhuman members of your family.
What’s especially intriguing about this particular display is that, in spite of all its benefits, it ranks among those more scandalous behaviors, the public expression of which has been stigmatized in “civilized” society. I guess that means that in addition to gaining the physical and mental benefits of doing this along or with our animals in the privacy of our homes, we can add whatever thrill goes along with knowing we share such a wild behavior.