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Snap Chat Ruins Lives and Romance

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month, you probably know what Snap Chat is. However, if you are one of the few people that hasn’t heard of this special app, I’ll break it down for you. You can take a picture and then send it to any one else that has Snap Chat for an allotted amount of time. It ranges from three seconds to 10 seconds. After that the picture disappears forever. The receiver can’t reopen it and the sender can’t reopen it, and if the receiver tries to take a screen shot of the picture it will let you know! Mostly, I send drunk pictures to my sister and I doodle on them. It’s like a fun game of her trying to piece together my night since she recently moved to Houston and I miss her a lot. (Editor’s Note: Awwww.)

The other thing I imagine Snap Chat was actually invented for is sexting. You can go ahead and send your guy a picture of your girls without fear of repercussion, because he obviously can’t keep the picture and then put it on the internet later for embarrassment when you’re famous. He can go ahead and send that dick pic because I’m not going to have time to show my girlfriends your junk and giggle about it. It’s created a whole new world for sexting, and I hate it.

Let’s wander back to the ice age, you know, before Snap Chat, when all we had was stupid smart phones to keep our dirty minds occupied, shall we? I’m not afraid to admit it, I sent some dirty text messages. Typically, I wouldn’t be sitting around just showered in only a t-shirt, like I would describe in detail to my male counterpart. More often than not I was sitting on my couch, eating Ramen, and wearing sweats. I probably wasn’t getting myself off, and I definitely still had clothes on. So when you would ask me to send a picture, I would sigh and come up with a reason not to. My reason? I didn’t trust the picture wouldn’t leak somehow. SNAP CHAT TOTALLY MAKES THIS EXCUSE NOT AN OPTION AND I HATE IT. I hate the effort it would require for me to send my boobs to someone. I mean, I’d have to take off my shirt and bra and then find a flattering angle. It’s just a lot of work.

Furthermore, I understand why guys would want a picture of a naked girl. It’s sexy. We have a nice naked body. If I wanted a picture to turn me on you know what it wouldn’t be? A dick pic. I would want a shirtless guy, flexing and looking like he just got done doing something rugged. I don’t want to see your penis. My scandalous text messages are also not an invitation to Penis Town, where your hard member is the mayor. Peen-eye are nice, in the moment, but in picture form they are just not as enticing. Like, I might be alone here, but I have never seen a picture of an erect penis and thought, “Man! I really want that in me.” I’m always just kind of like, “Oh, there’s a penis.” So as a PSA from all ladies, unless we explicitly say, “EMERGENCY: SEND NUDES!” we’re probably not excited about your penis.

Snap chat is a life ruin-er, because not only am I out of reasons not to send pictures, you crazy boys have found more reasons to send dick pics. Thankfully, these ones erase, because seeing it once is usually more than enough.

Molly is a senior English/Journalism/Broadcasting major who makes awkward noises in awkward situations. She is obsessed with Chandler Bing and English Bulldogs and is really bad at high fives. Follow her on twitter @gwacamolly or on tumblr at gwacamolly.tumblr.com

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    1. Carly says:

      I recently read another article about Snapchat and it is not as secure as a lot of people think it is, so watch out if you're sexting. Like you said in the article, it will alert you if the person is taking a screenshot, but it can't stop them from taking it and once they've taken the screenshot it is in their phone and their's to do with as they like. Your picture can also be saved if the person receiving it has a camera and takes a photo of the screen using that. Basically there will never be a completely secure way to send nude photos because the person can always simply take a photo of what you sent them using another camera. So no matter what an app or website claims please realize that your photo could still be copied and seen by people other than the intended receiver.

    2. Dung Ordonez says:

      The other thing I imagine Snap Chat was actually invented for is sexting. You can go ahead and send your guy a picture of your girls without fear of repercussion, because he obviously can’t keep the picture and then put it on the internet later for embarrassment when you’re famous. He can go ahead and send that dick pic because I’m not going to have time to show my girlfriends your junk and giggle about it. It’s created a whole new world for sexting, and I hate it.

    3. xoxo says:

      if you don't want the picture out there don't take the picture….don't be so naive and think there are no consequences because snap chat erases the pic after 8 seconds…

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    5. if you don't want the picture out there don't take the picture….don't be so naive and think there are no consequences because snap chat erases the pic after 8 seconds…

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