Social media and sex

Instagram lifestyle bloggers are trading off of flesh. Sexualised images proliferate across the feeds of young people from yoga to travel, tantra to self help, cycling to the goddess awakening movement.

The standard presentation tends to rely on mildly pornographic images as a default. These accounts appear to gather momentum more quickly and significantly than other types of content. It’s a textbook play: sex sells.

This presents a moral question.

How do we reframe social media to make a positive contribution to society?