I really didn't feel like talking about politics or religion today so I thought I would try a different subject. With all of the news headlines about various celebrity's private photos being leaked to the public media I have to wonder about how these supposedly intelligent people didn't realize that taking naughty photos of themselves and posting them on this or that social network could ever be absolutely private. After all of the publicity about teenagers and sexting and how their indiscretions are often set free in the public domain it would seem that adults would recognize the potential dangers of doing such a thing. Apparently not though as dozens of these supposed leaks have popped up lately.
Celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna seem to have a realistic grasp of the situation in that they simply don't care it would seem. For them it is just good lascivious publicity and I truly give them credit for being up front and honest about that and simply ignoring the uproar and in most cases actually relishing the new found attention that such activities draw. If we are completely honest about all of this there are only three reasons that a person would take nude photos of themselves and post them on a public media stream and trust the so called privacy settings. One is simple mindedness and complete gullibility, another is being somehow incapacitated like stoned or drunk, and the third is to gain publicity and attention. In my humble opinion I think that the third option is probably the most likely reason for many of these posts.
My next puzzlement is why anyone would care about such leaks in the first place. Sure the feminists are up in arms about exploiting women but there are male photos being stolen and leaked as well I am told. It is just that no one really makes a big deal of them. However with the ease of viewing every kind of nudity and sexual perversion that comes to mind on pornography sites why would anyone care about some fairly innocent intimate snaps of a celebrity? The only thing that I can figure is that it somehow makes them feel closer to someone famous to have seen revealing photos of them or something like that. It would probably fall in the same category as those individuals who stalk certain celebrities but with less likelihood of being caught and prosecuted for looking. LOL
As a widower of considerable age I admit to viewing porn. That is about the extent of my sex life currently so I do have some knowledge about what is out there and yes I do on occasion go to the celebrity category of some of these sites. In most cases what is available in that category is either outtakes from various movies that the celebrities played in or are fakes. On occasion you do encounter what appears to be and is advertised as a private sex tape that was supposedly stolen and leaked. In every one of those cases they are certainly not terribly erotic and actually come off as being kind of seedy and poorly made. In that category the best ones tend to be the excerpts from very erotic professionally made mainstream movies.
So I have to say that I personally could not care less whose photo got stolen and leaked. In most cases there are better images of that particular celebrity in one of the mainstream movies that they made at some point in their career. At least those images are in context with some kind of an erotic story line rather than something that one would expect from a peeping Tom with a camera. LOL I notice that in Texas recently there was a judgment about upskirt photos that declared them to be not illegal. Frankly if I were a woman I would tend to be more upset over that than over some snaps that more than likely were leaked on purpose for publicity's sake. On the other hand if the purported victim actually did think that they would be held sacrosanct then hopefully they have learned a valuable lesson about the World Wide Web.
Frankly the only way that you can send naughty pictures to your lover boy with any kind of certainty of security is via the United States Postal Service. At least there it is in a sealed envelope and should not be opened by anyone other than the intended and the Postal Inspection Service has clear cut laws about violating that security whereas the World Wide Web.... not so much. That is still in the developmental stage and with all of the hacking going on even into the government's sites it is probably going to be a long time before a similar level of security is developed.
Of course the best advice to anyone is to avoid committing your physical image to any kind of media whether it be celluloid or digital in nature. That way at least you know that real images of you will never be made available to every dirty old man like me to drool over or every pubescent male to fantasize over. (Bet you thought I was going to say something else didn't ya? LOL) Be that as it may nudity has been with us since humans first walked upright. In fact that is how we started out in the beginning. The invention of clothes was initially for protection against the elements and the environment and later became a means of titillation by covering certain parts and making the opposite sex imagine what they looked like. Eventually "fashion" was born and billions of dollars have been spent in the name of fashion which is, after all that is said an done, nothing more than someone else's take on what is attractive or not. The same with make up. Originally the eye shadow was used in the desert environments as a way to control eye infections and contained mercury I think which killed bacteria. It also contaminated the blood streams of its users but that is another story. In short it boils down to vanity.
A naked person is actually in their totally natural state with no trappings to indicate social status or rank. It is the plainest and simplest state of the human body and in my opinion its most beautiful state. It is after all how our Creator made us and only our minds have corrupted that beautiful creation into something that we regard as shameful or vulgar. That all being said the furor over these photos is interesting but of no consequence and nothing really changes because someone else sees another's naked body. It is ho hum and so what? As the Enquirer used to say "enquiring minds want to know" but I would change that to only dirty minds want to see. LOL