Friday, May 22, 2015

Frexting The Sexts You Send Friends

Today’s Bad Idea: ‘Frexting,’ The Sexts You Send Friends

Supposedly straight women are sending intimate pictures of themselves to each other. But it’s just platonic, they keep insisting. Right.

“Frexting” is a truly Frankensteinian portmanteau of “friend” and “sexting.” It’s also a term that some women are using to describe platonic sexting between groups of straight female friends.

As author Kelly Williams Brown puts it in a blog post, “[I]nstead of sexting that random person … send them to a close friend, who will tell you you look hot. Only send PG or PG-13 rated pics, obviously.”

Obviously. Because sending an R- or X-rated pic to a friend would be like, totally gay. Eww.

Some straight men use the infamous rhyming slogan “no homo” to clarify that they are indeed heterosexual after saying something suggestive—or even just friendly—to another man. It’s both unnecessary and homophobic.

And frexting? Frexting is the female equivalent of “no homo” that no one asked for.