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My Views on Instagram Nudity and Pornography (and where do we draw the line?)

When did Instagram become the new Porn Hub? I hope you’re ready for this rant. Per Instagram:

What is Instagram?

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever. We’re building Instagram to allow you to experience moments in your friends’ lives through pictures as they happen. We imagine a world more connected through photos.

Instagram is for sharing your life! Not your sexual experiences, fantasies or dreams, intimate moments…you get the point. Let me add too – or your modeling career or what you think is your modeling career. If you want to be in Playboy, let me know, and I will give you a contact. It wasn’t going to pay me enough. Anyway, just remember the part about a “Memory to keep around forever” – insert screenshot and the online world we live in.

About three to five times a day, by the way what am I hashtagging to reach these people because the hashtag #dogmom or #wine shouldn’t be doing it, I receive a new “follower” which I end up reporting under nudity or pornography, and then losing them. By the way, a decent follower for my brand would be great.

How has this crap not been reported prior to it reaching me? Am I the only one taking the quick minute to report these accounts and photos? Why is this crap on Instagram when kids are on this app? Aren’t there enough porn sites, online magazines, and the like, for this kind of content?

Every single time I get a porn follower I go and report it, which blocks the account and removes it from my following count. It pisses me off. It is gross. It is annoying. I don’t want this crap on my feed. I don’t need this follower. I don’t want this follower. Nor, do I need my following to go up that bad that I need to keep that follower. Oh, this rant is just beginning.

See my point? I don’t filter my photos on Instagram nor do I post a ton of modeling photos either because it is not my portfolio. My agent has that because my agent gets me paid work. I actually, rarely post modeling photos. When I do it usually is a paid gig or the occasional portfolio update pic.

I don’t want to see vaginas, penises, porn or any type of nudity on Instagram. Not men. Not women. Not children. It isn’t being restricted enough.

I love photography. I love funny quotes and sayings. I love short videos. I like being able to share shorter versions of my YouTube videos on my Instagram account in hope that you would want to hit up the link in my bio to watch the whole thing, or other videos of mine.

I like following my favorite brands (those discount codes for online shopping rock), my friends and family, favorite celebrities, look at hot men drinking coffee, interact with other people who like wine as much as I do, look at photos from my favorite photographers, dogs, share my gorgeous and silly dog with others, dog brands, other bloggers, Arizonian and Minnesotan accounts, etc. It has been great for me for networking my brand, modeling career, reporting career, my dog, and networking for all the things that I have going on in regards to my businesses. You get the point why I am on Instagram.

Now don’t get all mad at me for my thoughts and options of what follows.

I don’t want to see naked babies on Instagram. Naked women. Naked men. Naked anything no matter how good you think you look or how beautiful the moment is. I don’t want to see you face down ass up. I don’t want to see you like you just got laid or want to get laid. I don’t want to see photos of breastfeeding. Or birthing photos. Or “tub time”. Those personal moments and photos, should be just that. Personal. Sacred. Secure.

Why have we begun to share every damn intimate moment of our lives, and our sexual experiences and dreams, with others? Hell, on Instagram you aren’t getting paid for it! At least use YouTube if you want to get paid!

I don’t want to see “models” in see-through clothing exposing their boobs and nipples. I don’t want to see “fit chicks” in leggings that are so damn tight that you can see their labia. Lady, you might need to get some blood flow going before you get a blood clot.

I don’t want to see a wet t-shirt contest at 7 a.m. because I haven’t even had my coffee yet.

It is amazing how different men and women’s accounts vary on Instagram. The things some of post (insert eye roll).

Sex and sexual images, and beauty, etc., can all be done tastefully. And photogenically artistic. I don’t even know if that is a phrase, but it is now, and we are going with it.

I am not a feminist. At all. I find that extremely annoying and we will save that for another rant. I love being a woman. I love being sexy. Feeling sexy. Feeling beautiful. Looking pretty. I am also blessed to be able to use my “good looks” and yes, my body makes me money. I get paid because I am pretty. And because I am in good shape. I am proud I can even say that! Hard work, and investing in my health and fitness pays off. It is part of my job. I get paid jobs because I have sex and class, as well as personality, which my personality gets me most of my jobs because I am not a supermodel. I decided to take this path for my life, which is my decision and not yours, and how I want to portray myself and use my body image is up to me.

My lifestyle is not easy. It is competition. Time consuming. Not dependable. But it is rewarding and exciting, and I love it! I love being on-camera whether it is reporting , TV hosting or modeling. And, because of that, I invest in myself. I workout to maintain a nice body. I take care of my skin. I eat healthy. I get botox for migraines and for wrinkles (and to avoid hangovers LOL). Blah. Blah. Blah. But I also have some taste and a little class. Whether you agree or don’t. I have never crossed that fine line and I don’t ever plan too because it is  a very fine line to cross.

Why in our society it is ok to see a men’s nipples but not women’s?  I am not here to argue why this is the way it is or why we do or don’t accept it. We know nude women, and portraying nude women in the media and walking around naked, isn’t accepted in this society and that is just the way it is. Yet, sex sells. I also would not be comfortable, and I have a nice rack thank you very much, leaving my tits out for the world to see. I would not be comfortable breastfeeding in public either. I don’t even like to eat in front of people because I am a pig. Anyway, this blog/rant is about Instagram nudity and pornography. So let’s keep it that way and not get into another breastfeeding in public argument.

I like being sexy. Feeling sexy. Dressing sexy. And modeling. But there is only so much I feel is appropriate for the  “Instaworld”. I don’t need to share photos of me posing in a provocative way with the world. That side of me, and you too, is for the bedroom or a pole dancing class. Instagram is not your modeling portfolio! Get, or use, your website for that! Hell, I don’t even post “side-boob” shots, and, boy, do I love my muscle t’s. Believe me. But I also wear them with a bra in public. When I am at home of course it is bra off and sweats on. I don’t feel the need to participate in “side boob Saturday”.

Instagram is not your modeling or “want-to-be” modeling portfolio, ladies. However, Instagram should launch in app for models to network called “Instamodel”. I don’t know why they haven’t? It would be perfect place for models and aspiring models to network (and a great marketing and business idea).

I am over seeing these so called “models” and professional models showcasing their complete modeling portfolios (in all their professionalism or therefor lack of). I rarely post my modeling photos. I occasionally share my published, paid work. I refuse to pretend to drink, and/or use, weightloss teas and products, and pretending to whiten my teeth with that stupid thing. I always have to bring that up. I hope it pays good because it is extremely annoying, yet rather funny, but dumb.

Photos of naked children and “tub time”, birthing, etc., belong in a photo album! The world doesn’t need to see everything. People need to be careful about how and what they post of their children because of all the creeps out there. We’ve all seen the shows and heard the stories.

I am not a parent but I was a nanny and I am also an aunt to like ten children. I don’t even want to see naked pictures of them. I have also worked with children for 15 years. Yes, your baby photos are cute. So cute, I don’t want any of my own. I get my mom fix through your photos and videos. The complaints and teething experiences are a firm reminder of my love for wine and dogs. I am sticking with that for now. Your baby pics are my birth control (shoutout to Cosmo Mag – stole that one from your Instagram). However, in the child pornography world there is a reason why on Instagram children and nudity (buttocks) are not allowed. Let’s not let these creeps get off on your child’s photos. Like I said early, some photos just don’t belong on there. And we just don’t accept certain things about nudity in our culture, and I am okay with it!

I have reported several photographer and models photos for being vulgar – I don’t need to see a wet t-shirt contest on Instagram or TinaXXX wanted to be friends with me so I can call her for  hookup or whatever sexual experience she is advertising. Nor, do I want to see a crotch shot up your shorts or you bent over wearing pretty much nothing.

Let’s discuss this.

There is a TIME and there is a PLACE to post, take and share provocative images. That place isn’t Instagram. Right? Or am I wrong?

This is trashy. This is provocative. This doesn’t belong on Instagram. This belongs in a magazine or on an online website for an 18+ audience. Do you post things like that because you are that desperate for likes and followers? I know sex sells, but Instagram doesn’t pay you. I know men like it. Men also know where to get it – sexual content is easily available (and for free) on plenty of websites and magazines like Playboy and Hustler, and Google search will hook you up. Instagram is not a magazine. It is not an online magazine. Instagram is not a professional publication. “Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.”

Certain things don’t belong on it! Don’t you agree?

If you are constantly posting photos like this, you need counseling. This can’t be healthy. This isn’t appropriate for Instagram! So many kids are on this app and I am assuming they see a lot of this, because it isn’t hard to find it. Like I said, I get new quality “followers” all the time. I am so glad I don’t have kids in today’s society, I can’t wrap my head around having to parent and protect in today’s world.

Yes, I model. Yes, I take implied nude photos, but I don’t post photos like that (see above) on Instagram. I have posted photos like this, though. The is obviously to showcase my American pride, and how I appreciate the blessing of freedom(s) that we have in this country as Americans, and how I much fun I felt experiencing that freedom on a nude beach in SoCal. I wasn’t posing provocatively. I think there is a huge difference, but maybe I am wrong? I also posted this for Fourth of July as we all were celebrating freedom. These are after all “life’s quirky and fun moments”, I was glad to share, and a nude beach was on my list of things to do before I die. Check.

If ANYTHING “American” of mine gets flagged or reporter, warning, you do NOT want to meet me in person. I am surprised, too, that this stuff is still up because my butt cheeks are showing. This also took “some balls” for me to post not because of the “nudity”. The message I was trying to get across was the easy part, go figure. My body is not perfect, nor do I expect it be I just din’t want to read comments about my “nappy butt”. At least, I appreciate it.

Here is the “edgiest” thing I have done ever done and I have posted it to Instagram (it was reported and took down a few times I think). I sometimes use it for throwback Thursday. This was my poster and I sold it for money because modeling is my livelihood. I can’t afford to work for free. I think it is bold and tasteful, with sex appeal but I didn’t cross the line, I didn’t pose provocatively. Sexy, yes. Classy, I think so.

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So, I want to ask where do we have that fine line of what is and is not appropriate for Instagram? Social media? Where is the fine line of what we approve and don’t approve – sexually? I feel like we’ve lost it. Maybe we should we just go back to the Adam and Eve days? I would have a lot more money not having to buy clothes and my online shopping habit would be a thing of the past!

So Instagram, if you are listening, and you too should start reporting stuff that is inappropriate…

Instagram needs to do a better job of removing photos or videos of sexual intercourse.

Instagram needs to do a better job of removing posts showing sexual intercourse, genitals, or close-ups of fully-nude buttocks (a.k.a. crotch shots). My photos with my American pride on the beach will have to go, I understand, but at least my labia aren’t protruding and it is not a “close-up”.

Instagram needs to do a better job of removing posts of nude or partially nude children. For their sake and protection.

I am glad if you report someone’s post, Instagram doesn’t tell them who reported it. However, I would be just fine letting them know, personally, that I don’t want to see that kind-of stuff. It is inappropriate. That isn’t what Instagram is for! End of rant.

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