The rectum is the final straight portion of the large intestine in humans and some other mammals, and the gut in others. The adult human rectum is about 12 centimetres ( in) long, and begins at the rectosigmoid junction, the end of the sigmoid colon, at the level of the third sacral vertebra or the sacral promontory. he caverns and groans engulfing: largerbonessoulsweddingrings // leaking from the socket of his anus: cocy- tus. he stands apart involuntary. pooped himself."2' The club's name already suggests the anus, but Powell goes further: almost every noun and verb here holds a pun. "Irises bloom," for example, means that. Here Ward writes of the Mollies Club: So That, at first, a TIurd] and They Were born the very self same Way, From whence they draw this cursed Itch Not to the Belly, but the Breech;15 These lines suggest a founding myth that all Mollies are born through the anus rather than the vagina, which is the reason they derive their.