Adult chat and pic sharing
In its Instagram profile, it asks users, “please don’t flag if you don’t like.” Several Instagram accounts that regularly post suggestive photos to did not reply to requests for comment .While the Kik user associated with the account Rate Sexy Insta Pics declined to speak about his (or her) experience with Instagram, he (or she) followed up to ask this reporter if she wanted a “shout.” What’s that? “In terms of why we’re seeing these [graphic images], it has a lot to do with sites like Instagram not being specific enough in their terms of service,” said Tibbals.“They are more than allowed to decide what they do or do not want on their site, but I think it’d be easier to just define the terms of service in a clear way and people will use it in a way Instagram is more comfortable with, and we’d be done with it.” A failure to crack down on the “instasex” community risks tainting Instagram’s rosy reputation and alienating users who came for tulips and landscapes, not Kik Sex and genitalia.
Tibbals noted that Facebook pulled down a page she created about her academic research because of its references to adult content.
Images tagged with terms such as “sextagram,” “instaporn,” and “handbra” summon up tens of thousands of images of genitalia and nude -- or nearly naked -- men and women posing provocatively in beds, in bathrooms, or with a partner in a similar state of undress.
The more graphic photos show people masturbating in front of the camera, while others might not look out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
There are 135,000 photos tagged “latte” and 201,000 tagged “Instasex.” The hashtag “wet” has nearly twice as many images.
Instagram is being used not only as a way to exchange X-rated images, but also a place for sex chat partners to find each other, offering a glimpse at how cybersex has adapted to the social media age.