In what’s being calling “breaking news” this week, Representative Anthony D. Weiner has confessed to online sexual communications with a woman other than his wife. He is, one of many men in the public eye whom have been caught sending provocative pictures, texts, webcams and video engaging in what I call sex on the download otherwise known as online sexual behaviors. The frequency of such events raises the question of what is the appeal of sex on the download when you are a high profile person?
The other day news broke that NY Rep. Anthony Weiner was sending inappropriate pictures of his, uhm, weiner to a woman via Twitter. But is anyone really surprised? Haven’t we seen this movie before? Whether it’s Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger or John F. Kennedy. This kind of stuff has been going on for decades. So why are we so shocked?
Don’t let your child be a Weiner online: 7 tips to manage your child’s online behaviors. Call me a Pollyanna, but I am truly shocked about the recent news of congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged indecent pictures posted on Twitter. If an adult who is a position of power and influence can act that way what can you expect of your hormonal tween? It certainly gives parents an opportunity to review their ‘online media rules’ with their children. If you are a family that does not have rules in place, now may be the perfect time to mention your concerns and establish media rules for your household.
Why Are Men So Stupid? It really is a good question to ask, “Why are men so stupid?” and of course the context is when it comes to sex. Why do men like Rep. Weiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brett Favre and Tiger Woods who appear to have good lives, risk their happiness and success by having affairs or taking big risks on social media? Why would anyone in their right mind put questionable pictures or text messages or emails out into the Internet?
When a man makes a fidelity or commitment mistake, it's HIS job to stand up and take responsibility. Have you heard about Weinergate? Just in case you haven't, it goes like this: Congressman Anthony Weiner, after denying it for days, got caught quite literally with his pants down. (Yeah, I know I'm not the first to use that. But it works.) Apparently The Weiner has been acting like a horny 16 year old, sexting endlessly to women he doesn't even know. (Nor, as I keep hearing reported, did he know their ages. Uh-oh.)
Weinergate gives men five lessons to learn from when it comes to sexting, dating and infidelity. Weinergate gives men five lessons to learn from when it comes to sexting, dating and infidelity. What do you get when a high profile Congressman named Weiner gets caught sending a picture of his junk via Twitter? The funniest story of the year, filled with endless one-liners, countless double entendres and hilarious unintended puns that naturally come up in the news reports. And everyone is getting in on the action. It’s as if the inner 10-year old boy is being awakened in people, girls included. But the real lessons to be learned from Weinergate are for the men, any and every man who uses social media.
Weinergate was busted wide open today when Representative Anthony Weiner admitted to sending the lewd Twitpic that shocked the world. He broke down in tears, apologized, said he took full responsibility for his actions, destroyed any shreds of respect he might have had left as a politician... and then refused to resign from his office.