Nudes have become the cornerstone of modern dating, acting as a means of spicing up existing relationships and a gateway into new ones (read:hookups).
But are they a good idea?
Explicit images do have the potential to leave you vulnerable in cyberspace and are often (problematically) performed to meet certain social expectations. Alternatively nudes can be a means of liberation and empowerment- a way for marginalised groups to reclaim their sexuality.
So is it performance or empowerment? Ian and I found ourselves seriously undressing this question (pun v. much intended).
Pre-‘lewd’ texting (geddit)