I recently watched a documentary called Sexy Baby which explored the effects the porn industry has on young girls and women. One of the people they followed in the documentary was a twelve year old. This twelve year old and her friend took sexy photos of themselves which they posted online. I was like what the FUCK?! When I was that age the concept of looking sexy didn’t even exist to me. Pretty yes, with pretty hair and clothes I liked, but not sexy.
The first time I took a photo in which I deliberately tried to strike a sexy pose I was eighteen years old. Years before that I loved dressing up in nice outfits and taking photos of myself but I only tried to look good on the photos, not sexy. No bedroom eyes, no cleavage exposed just for the sake of it and no weirdly positioned legs and arms or pushed out hips. Even if I’ve since the age of eighteen taken the occasionally sexy picture of myself looking through my photo folders I realize they are rare.
Apparently these days even twelve year olds take sexy photos of themselves though. And what’s worse, post them online. It’s a whole new bizarre world. I’m glad I grew up during a different time.