I grow tired of hearing about silly celebrities regretfully discovering that self-shot nude images of their bodies have gotten into the wrong hands and been released publicly. It’s very easy not to have this happen to you, just don’t take or send the photos. The hassle of having to be under fire by either the media (if you’re considered a celebrity) or even local authorities and family members is really not worth the embarrassment.
A little while ago we at WordswithMeaning! surveyed a handful of teenagers on “sexting”, which has become an increasing problem due to the rise of technology such as cameraphones and the undeniable increase of sexually related peer pressure (see the post here) and we noticed that many people had felt their lives had been somewhat ‘ruined’ due to their foolish actions.
Actress & Singer Scarlett Johansson has recently claimed to be a victim of phone-hacking and photos that she herself took and stored on her mobile phone have been ‘leaked’ onto the internet by an unknown ‘phone hacker’. The thing that alarms me is that these things wouldn’t happen if only we took precautionary measures to make them impossible. So in the modern day is it really worth facing the catastrophic emotional issues just to please our partners and prevent sexual desire?