By Vernalee
imageSome people never learn their lesson. Despite the fact that in 2013, former congressman Anthony Weiner could not move forward in his bid for Mayor of New York City because of the sexting allegations and his latter day admittance thereof, he is at it again. Oddly, he admitted to having explicit online relationships and virtual sexual encounters with at least ten women. This time around, Weiner was caught red handed again as he sent a photograph of his crotch as he laid bare chested wearing only his briefs next to his four year old son. What! No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. You read it correctly! His wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, said enough is enough! Rightfully so! She has had it. So since Weiner couldn’t keep his fingers from pushing those buttons on his phone or whatever technological device he used to transport his sexually explicit images, he has ruined his career and apparently now lost his family. Click, click. Reportedly, he has been fired from his position as a columnist from New York Daily News and NY1.
I don’t know if I can classify sexting as an addiction. In fact, I am not a licensed therapist trained to classify any form of human behavior. Here I go again.
For sure, sexting has its problems. Agreed?
To find the answers, I turned to a well known expert, Dr. Keith Ablow. Here is what he had to say:
1. Texting and sexting are as addictive to millions of people as heroin.
2. No psychiatrist worth anything would dismiss the fact that any person who would take a photo of himself or herself, while sexually excited, lying next to his or her 4-year-old son, then send it to another adult (and, accidentally, via the Internet and the media, to hundreds of millions of people) might be a person with a history of having been violated, sexually, as a child.
3. Marriage is, more often than we like to admit, a barren landscape, wherein outlets for sexual energy are rare or absent.
Now, I like most have never met Huma or her violative sexting hubby, Anthony. We don’t know the in’s and out’s of their marriage. We can only say that it’s sad that his desires got the best of him. No one can point fingers. Who are we to judge this epidemic of sexting?
For the record, sexting is sending and receiving sexually explicit messages, primarily between mobile phones.
The Pew Research Center commissioned a study on sexting, which divides the practice into three types:
1.Exchange of images solely between two romantic partners.
2.Exchanges between partners that are shared with others outside the relationship.
3.Exchanges between people who are not yet in a relationship, but where at least one person hopes to be.
Sexting has become more common because most cell phones have cameras that can be used to send explicit messages, photographs, and videos.
In conclusion, our conduct will eventually be revealed no matter what form of expressions we use. Respectable behavior always is the better choice. Knowing who is on the other end (the recipient) is wise. Trusting that they will not expose you is critical. It is the receiver who has the power to show the world how uncivilized and lewd the sender really is! They hold the trump card. If you get caught, you are …Busted!
Photo credit: www.kachwanya.com; Source: www.NYDaily news.com; www.en.wikipedia.org