Recently one of my writing associates who has forums for writers connected to social media issued a number of stern warnings toward men who ask for certain types of pictures and similar information from her and the other female participants. I actually felt bad for her because these occurrences were obviously very upsetting to her.
On the other side of the coin there is no shortage of women who troll social media for lonely or otherwise just horny men. I have innocently followed accounts that end up sending me messages about how I should come to their site and check out all of their “naughty pics.”
I also run across Twitter accounts all of the time where the avatar is nothing but a set of well-constructed breasts. It is only with much shame and humiliation that I digress from all that is holy and hit the follow button.
What surprises me about all of this is that some people are actually surprised. Sexy images and hook-ups have been present in just about every communication medium throughout history.
In fact, some of the oldest known erotic depictions are Paleolithic cave paintings and carvings. It seems as though even cavemen had an appreciation for how a hot set of bosoms could do wonders for the décor. Many millennia later Pompeii had plenty of phallic symbols erected around the area along with many other tantalizing images.
More recently how many people remember the CB radio craze of the 1970s? Do you honestly believe millions of people really were that interested in traffic updates? I was a young boy back then and I recall many fun nights listening to the female chatter on citizen’s band teasing all the horny good buddies. The 1970’s also witnessed the emergence of the home video industry, which was to a large degree driven by the desire to watch people showcase their 70s junk which was highlighted with a bush that extended up to their navel.
Speaking of showcasing junk how about those digital camera’s ladies? Don’t you just love digital cameras? Digital cameras make it easy for a male admirer to show you exactly what you are missing simply by snapping his manhood with a quick click as opposed to having to slog the image over to Walmart to get it developed.
We all know that advances with high-speed Internet were driven solely by the desire to have a better information highway to learn and study. (Insert a wink, wink here.) The money shot in a porn flick just doesn’t cut it with slow Internet when it looks like cheap stop-action animation from the 1950s. Money shots just have to be more fluid than that. Can anybody say broadband? Video is progressing as well; 3D porn has given duck and cover a whole new meaning.
As aggravating as it may be, images of sex and efforts to acquire sex have been around a lot longer than social media. Social media just happens to be the latest way to display your wares. People who want to show you some naughty pictures or hook-up with you are not singling you out in most cases but are rather just casting a wide net. They know that 99 out of a 100 times they will simply get deleted or blocked but sooner or later that one will respond.