Every now and then, I bump into photos of couples being super intimate. Intimate as expressing excessive Public Display of Affection (PDA) on the Internet.
First and foremost, I have nothing against photos of couple being intimate with each other. It’s a very daring thing to do and it also shows that you two really love each other.
But I have something to say about this trending issue. Before that, introducing the stars – Ken and his girlfriend…
Were you expecting pictures of a girl and I? Sorry to disappoint you, but really is “Ken” what!
Now, being together in a picture is fine – because it’s totally cool to show the Internet who you’re coupling with. A common side-by-side and arm-around-arm would be nice enough to portray such affection at a minimum level.
The staring-at-each-other pose is also acceptable, I guess.
Most couples would stop at that level when uploading pictures of their love life, but some prefer to take PDA to a higher level.
One scenario deserved to be mentioned is pictures taken from the bed. For instance, a picture of the couple lying down on the bed – doing nothing but just lying. I don’t know what they do after or before that lah. *innocent*
It seems fine to many, but things start to worsen when the intimacy kicks in.
The couple tries to take a kissing-in-bed picture but it’s ruined by the girl’s messy hair. And to “save” the picture, some editing is done.
Blurred the picture and adding some lovey-dovey caption to it. Implying that there’s nothing wrong with the picture and it’s meant to be like that.
Then the couple starts to snap photos of real intimacy – hugging in bed, staring closely, almost kissing each other. Oh so romantic, you might think.
But some might edit the picture to make it more interesting. A special effect.
But negative effect? WTH?
It’s definitely not romantic at all, it’s more like zombies making love!
Anyway, after that, the cam-whoring session continues.
Common caption: “My boyfie and I ♥”.
Uncommon caption: “My boyfie’s 6-packs and I ♥ ♥ ♥”.
Horny caption: “My boyfie dry-humping me from the back! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥”.
I bet the boyfie sure “singing” the national anthem Negaraku already. Attention! Get the drift?
Okay enough of captions. And the intimacy doesn’t stop there.
Next on the list: The real close-up we-love-each-other kiss picture. But why on Earth do you upload kissing pictures? I don’t understand, seriously.
Then some editing to make it black and white. More emotic (emotion+romantic) it seems.
Extra editing would be adding decorations and placing a heart-shape at the location where the two lips meet. Oh so sweet they might think but I find that really… eww?
Honestly, I wished the tiny heart was a bigger one instead.
To cover your faces from such embarrassment!
Then the cam-whoring session continues, with more editing.
Love is all around eh? But don’t have to be around the Internet lah right?
Anyway, here’s the point – like I’ve mentioned earlier, I’m fine with intimacy on the Internet. But I believe that all super-extraterrestrial intimacy should be done with certain privacy.
Here’s a suggestion for the couples, if you want to show that you love your partner very much, just show it to him/her. You don’t have to share it with the rest of the other strangers on the Internet alright?
Oh yeah, another intimate pose would be the boyfie-carrying-girlfie.
The boyfie carries the girl while she hugs him with all hands and legs wrapped around his body. Don’t have to upload also right?
So I wonder… if I’ll ever bump into a picture of the total opposite.
I know it sounds impossible but… the girl carrying the guy? She must be super strong wonder woman!
Do tell me if you’ve seen one! ;)