*scroll down to see Miley in action at the VMAs*

 

Pop quiz. Is twerking:

a) Giving someone an atomic wedgie and a noogie at the same time
b) Nutmegging a defender while looking in another direction
c) A trouser-shatteringly awesome dance craze taking over the Internet

If you answered (c), then you are correct. If you didn't answer (c) and are still confused by the very notion of the word, you should check out FHM Girlfriend Caitlin Wynters giving a crash course in the fine art of derriere shaking above.

Good isn't it?

But, for the sake of clarity, here are a few more details.

Twerking is, according to Urban Dictionary, "the act of moving/shaking one's ass/buns/bottom/buttocks/bum-bum in a circular, up-and-down, and side-to-side motion." The move's heritage can be traced back to 2006 and Justin Timberlake the former N Sync-er asked: "Let me see what ya twerkin with" on hit single SexyBack.

Although it's been around for a while, it recently went all mainstream again when Miley Cyrus decided to twerk herself silly at every opportunity...

Having seen this video and watched Miley at the VMAs, FHM was still admittedly confused. However what with all the pretty ladies jumping on board the craze, and the swarm of lovely, wiggling bums appearing on the web, we thought it was ony right that we gave you a Twerk breakdown in all it's hypnotic glory.

You're welcome.

Check out the highlights of Miley at the VMA below:

Words by Dan Jude

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