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Sending Nudes Credit: Dearest Creative Nudes are not an invention of the digital era — any art museum is proof of that. Neither is dirty talk — just read James Joyce's wildly, er, imaginative letters to his crush. But the Internet sure has encouraged us to take the art of sexting to places our parents could have never imagined. AIM introduced the concept of cyber-flirting. Chatroulette gamified it. Snapchat pulled off a vanishing act. Leaks like Emily Ratajkowski and Kim Kardashian 's confirmed the realities of slut-shaming.

All the rage Bronzino's portrait of the admiral Andrea Doria, his subject chose to be depicted in the mostly-naked, muscular appearance of the sea god Neptune Credit: Alamy Sending nudes is more of a live topic than ever, above all because the ease of taking, replicating and sharing naked images has led to anxieties about everything from reprisal porn to celebrity sex tapes, hacked private images to sexting teenagers. Although since the advent of smartphones, carriage nudes has also become normalised absurdly quickly: any woman who's been arrange a dating app in the after everything else decade will likely have been asked to share nude pictures with eyebrow-lifting speed. But Ingles reminds me so as to sending nudes isn't really new: After I was in my early twenties, I sent nudes to someone — this was before the internet, accordingly it was Polaroids. It's just so as to it used to be a clandestine, little-spoken-of activity, rather than part after that parcel of digital dating and contemporaneous life. Its increasing prevalence as a phenomenon is neither a simply able or bad thing, Ingles — after that the writers of Sending Nudes — suggest.