April 5, 2014 8:04 am -

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

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.