Social media is one of the best ways to stay connected, and I enjoy connecting with new and familiar faces, but as of late it has gotten really raunchy. Recently, I just signed up for Instagram @BlissedOutBelle, and was distastefully surprised to see how the women on there were displaying their goodies for the world to see. I’m sure you’ve seen these same infamous bathroom pictures, which usually has a girl in her bra and panties posing in a suggestive or erotic way. And this just makes me wonder, has class become extinct?
The women posting these attention-grabbing pictures are sure to see a following into the thousands, but have you seen some of the comments; they can be very X-rated. As I come across a hypersexual picture on a social media site it immediately screams ‘Validate Me’, because these women are straight thirsting for attention and acknowledgement. These women are bored and seeking for others to affirm their worth by telling them how sexy or hot they are. However, what they fail to understand is that they’re attracting the wrong attention, from the wrong people. Yes, it may be fun and exciting to be swooned over and desired, but don’t be fooled these people have no respect for you whatsoever.
In actuality, the crowd is waiting to see how low she will go, or how much she’s willing to degrade herself. Nevertheless, these women must ask themselves the question: What am I promoting and attracting by portraying myself this way? Please be aware that people may begin to address, and treat by the way you represent yourself online. Therefore, you must think about what you really want to be known for.
When all is said and done, everything boils down to a lack of self-worth and self-esteem. If it’s validation you seek, you’re seeking it from the improper source. The whole thought process that ‘I’m a nobody unless someone acknowledges me‘, has gone way too far. On Instagram women are desperately vying for attention in any way, and in her head what she’s really saying is love me, and make me whole. I’m all for women feeling comfortable in her skin and embracing her body, but the real lesson to be acquired here is self-worth and respect. When you genuinely know your worth, you don’t have to sexually objectify your body, as a means to feel better about yourself or worth. Let me make this message loud and clear, you are enough as you are, with no need for approval!
To further express my point, watch this video by Tony Gaskins called ‘Social Media Trickin‘, where he goes in on women’s overt sexuality on social media. Watch the video below, and tell me what you think in the comments section.
I hope Gaskins’ video struck a chord in you. Moreover, I would advise that if you’re bored, and are need of some attention I urge you to channel your energy into giving the attention that you’re so desperately seeking, to yourself.
Why do you think women post overtly sexual pics on social media sites? What did you think of Tony Gaskins’ video ‘Social Media Trickin’? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
Shawna Kay ( Blissed Out Belle )
Kay is a Lifestyle & Empowerment Enthusiast, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blissed Out Belle™. Connect with her on Facebook here, and follow her on Twitter @BlissedOutBelle .