Our mobiles phones have more or less become public property. We carry them in our hands as a fashion accessory, and often forget what is displayed on the front screen. Most people do have “family friendly” images on their phones, but what if you don’t?
What is an erotic image anyway?
I asked a couple of friends of mine who work as London escorts from https://charlotteaction.org/ what they would consider an erotic image. They looked at each other and scratch their heads a little bit but finally came up with an answer. It turned out that my friends thought that an image displaying genitalia would be considered erotic by them. An image displaying a cleavage shot would not be considered erotic at all. Perhaps London escorts have a different take on the issue.
How often are we exposed to erotic images?
We are probably exposed to erotic images a lot more than we think. Some daily British newspaper have Page 3 girls. They are scantily clad young ladies who appear on page 3 of the papers, often wearing nothing more than a G-string. For some reason they have become mainstream, and most people do not raise an eyebrow. Many London escorts that I know consider these images semi-erotic. So, is having a wall paper image on your phone of a page 3 girl erotic?
Erotic images in advertising
Walking around Rome the other day, I came across an erotic image outside a pharmacy just opposite one of the entrances to the Vatican. The image was of a young lady advertising vaginal lubrication gel. The product was called Donna Juicy, and the poster featured a busty blonde with a tube of the said gel in her cleavage. As a matter of fact, you could even down load an APP which informs you how to apply the gel. It was certainly an erotic image, and I would imagine the instructions in the APP would have been erotic as well. Imagine finding that one on someone’s smart new iPhone.
Are we too hung up about erotic images?
Perhaps we are too hung up about erotic images. My second home is Rome and walking around the city there are many erotic images. They may be in the form of statues and paintings by famous artists, but they are there. Even the Vatican City is full of erotic images and nobody seem to think twice about the nudity displayed. The Pope walks past statues and paintings on a daily basis which clearly show female and male genitalia. Thinking about what my girlfriends said about erotic images, it really makes me wonder. Are we perhaps to concern about erotic images and nudity?
Our phones – are they private or not?
Finally, perhaps we should ask ourselves if our phones are private property or not? Turning everything on its head, should we not ask ourselves if we should be walking around sneaking a peak at other people’s phones. After all, they do not belong to us, they are an extension of someone else life and image library. The ancient Romans, Greeks and Romans used to celebrate the human form and eroticism. I do wonder if we should open our eyes and realize that we are surrounded by eroticism anyway, so does it really matter if you have an erotic image on your phone?