Friday, 09 July 2010
You've seen it, I've seen it, and chances are your Mother has too. I'm talking about, of course, digital photographs of male genitals; more commonly known as “dick pix”. It's not a new phenomenon and it has certainly pervaded longer than Mel Gibson's career. Why?
One of the main reasons contributing to the omnipresence of photos of male genitalia is of course digital photography. Digital cameras and camera phones have facilitated our ability to take spontaneous photos and what is more spontaneous than an excited member? Our technological advances are practically begging people to show off. Just look at Chatroulette. Human inhibitions have not been lowered necessarily, it is simply easier to document those moments of loosened hindrances.
The second reason for the overwhelming amount of “dick pix” floating around, I assume, is because men believe that women are appreciative of the gesture and will be inclined to return the favor. Most of the time, that is not the case. In fact, some women are even repulsed by it. Yet those photographs rule the airwaves and the internet. Is it hardwired in men to send pictures of their genitals regardless of the response?
Be honest. Have you ever sent “dick pix”? Do you get positive feedback?