New Thing: The #After-Sex Selfie
It’s a new not-so-good thing, as Harriet Walker explains.
What do you look like after sex? No, go on, you first. This is a conversation nobody has ever had, because you either just do it and find out, or you don’t and it remains a mystery. Until now.
In accordance with the latest trend to emerge on Instagram, you post a selfie and tag it #aftersex, so the internet can admire your post-coital glow….
What’s striking is that the pictures uploaded aren’t poised snapshots of a couple sparking up a shared fag in an artfully rumpled bed, or of tangled naked limbs. This isn’t the sort of cliched aftermath imagery we’re inured to. They are real couples looking a bit flushed, glasses askew and grinning, having just had a great time. And for this reason, they feel even more deviant than the grottiest stuff you can dig up online.
So, please, stop over-sharing