Many celebrities have been caught up in ‘sexting’ scandals in which their nude or semi-nude photos & dirty texts have been leaked to the public. Although some were just messages, others took it a step further and sent an image to go with the naughty thoughts. Floyd Mayweather is one of the many celebrities that has been caught up in a “sexting” scandal. Mayweather had a moral crisis and chose to be a “douche” when he leaked nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend, Princess Love after finding out about her affair with singer, Ray J (known for being the ex-boyfriend of Kim Kardashian). Karma struck Mayweather when pictures of the boxer in light blue boxers, showing off a bulge was leaked and the leaker (rumors says his ex) made comments on “man size” saying “I’m hoping you post this and maybe Floyd will stop sexting me pictures of his three inch penis. You ain’t packing honey.”
In the article “Sexting as media production: Rethinking Social media and sexuality” written by Amy Adele Hasinoff, sexting is defined as the process of sending uncensored images or texts through channels such as phones or internet applications. Hasinoff argues that sexting is often seen as a technological, sexual, and moral crisis, which we can relate to Mayweather’s sex-scandal story. But does that mean sexting is less of an act than face-2-face intimacy? In the article “Love in the time of Tamagutchi”, Dominic Pettman writes that all sex is actual cybersex and since it is the result of pre-programming, people believing that being virtually sexually active is the norm. All of us are programmed to define love in our own way and some of us simply define virtual intimacy as sex. By that definition, there is plenty of intimacy online, including a lot of Web sites filled with sexual images, sex stories and sexting.
Amy Hasinoff continues by explaining that technology is dangerous because it leads to a “casual hook-up culture”. Hookup culture represents a trade-off: Opting for casual sex spares us the risk and heartbreak of relationships.
In the magazine Inquisitor, Bilzerian said earlier this year that maintaining a committed relationship does not suit his “playboy” lifestyle. As I mentioned earlier, his Instagram account is best known for the numerous barely-clad women who appear there in photos with him. Bilzerian frequently boasts of his sexual prowess, most recently claiming to have had sex with 16 different “Playboy playmate quality” women during the 12 days of the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Bilzerian is one of the celebs that thinks feminism and equality is immoral and therefore a lack of moral sense when it comes to sex and intimacy, which results in Bilzerian’s interest in hook-ups instead of taking the risk of being heartbroken by for example meeting a “gold-digger” – using Kanye West’s words.
Dissimilar from Bilzerian, we can see from Charlie Sheen’s history of intimate relationships that his expectations have changed. He experienced various kinds of love, chose partners for different reasons, and learned some ways to develop intimate relationships. In an interview with Doctor Oz earlier this year, he talks openly about his reputation as a womanizer, his failed marriages and his current relationship. Sheen tells the world that he is old fashioned when it comes to sex and intimacy and a lot of emotions evolving through all of his relationships. Charlie Sheen may be recognized as the “father” of hook-ups but Sheen differs from everyone else in the matter that he does not spare the risk and heartbreak of relationships, any more.