Self, Sex

Cover Your Eyes: #AfterSex Selfies Are Now A Thing

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After Sex Selfies

Welcome to the over-sharing generation that went into over-drive, going from selfies to couplies to sex selfies. And now? After sex selfies. It's a pretty logical evolution in how things go, but really? I mean, REALLY

When will the madness end? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel of this self-involved obsession? It doesn't look very likely, to be honest. In fact, it seems the party is just getting started.


If you've seen the #aftersex tag trending on Instagram but have yet to click and see what the buzz is all about, let me clear up any confusion you might have about it: it's a selfie couples are taking after sex. Why? I don't know. Perhaps to prove that they are, indeed, getting some?

The problem with the after sex selfie is that, unlike the sex selfie that may be less likely to infiltrate your social media feeds for fear of being banned from whatever social media one chooses for such exposure, the after sex selfie isn't as likely to be kept to the confines of one's phone.


Instead, because everything that would cause one to cringe or raise an eyebrow or two is covered up during a "proper" after sex selfie, then there probably is a good chance that there will be more of them. This, depending on your temperament for both the sex lives of others and the over-sharing society we've become, may either be great news or the kiss of death for your personal relationship with Instagram.

Although after sex selfies are an "open display of a healthy sex life," the reality is that it's "gloating." It's as though you're high-fiving yourself with this ridiculous use of technology.


When cameras first made their appearance in phones, do you think that's what it was intended for? No! It was meant to take photos of yourself in the dressing room in a new sweater to get input from your friends or to share the artistic way in which that diner up the street piles their pancakes on Pancake Sunday.

That's what it was for, not this mayhem of after sex glows and gloats and bragging galore.


So of course, it begs to be asked: Will you participate in the after sex selfie? Are you just dying to share with your friends the rosiness of your cheeks and relaxed grin that only an orgasm can give? If yes, then good for you.

If no, then join the club of those us who dropped their heads into their hands asked, "Really?" Honestly, that's the cooler group to be in, because no one likes an excessive bragger, you guys.