With covid, many of our relationships have become remote. We’re spending more time on Zoom and FaceTime for both our work and personal interactions.
While many of these online interactions are professional or transactional, others are of a more personal nature. And as we spend more and more time with people online, some of these relationships can get a little more intimate.
I’ve heard more and more stories lately – from people I would not expect – who are trying out sexting for the first time, have send their first provocative photos, and some who’ve even gone further and have been video sexting with a new friend or two.
So, stepping back, in this uncharted socially distanced world, are you putting your naked self out there and sending people naked pictures of yourself? I’m especially interested in whether people who would not otherwise have sent nude selfies, are doing so now. Has covid been the event – the isolation – that has motivated more people to shed their clothes and inhibitions and put it out there into the digital unknown.
Why should we care if people are sending nude photos of themselves? I’ve always been intrigued by Dan Savage’s notion that we’ll eventually reach a time when someone cannot be scandalized by having nude photos of themselves exposed, because everyone else will have done. it. We wont judge Anthony Weiner for sending dick picks, because we will all have either sent or willingly received them ourselves. I’m anxious for this day,
So, I wonder whether the pandemic will lead us to this tipping point. This point at which so many of us will have sent and received nude pictures that someone else having done so will not seem like a big deal. I’m eager for that moment to arrive.