- Notion of selfies as form of safe (ie non real world) sexual experimentation
- Waskul ‘altersexuality’
- Do I need to do some sexuality theory research? Giddens, Bauman, Jackson, Foucault?
- Sexy selfies offer the potential to re-define ‘sexy’ but do they? Or do they merely replicate the hypersexualised images of the mainstream?
- Technologies of arousal vs erotic looking glass
- Stages of research
- Thematic narrative analysis
- Exploratory reading
- Visual narrative analysis
- Sexy selfies are usually headless for anonymity but this reduces the poster to a body
- Media exposure creates a certain world view
- More images we see, the more we believe the world is like what we see in these images
Use of re-enactments to avoid ethical issues of selfies
Investigate McRobbie ‘Gender Melancholia’
There has been an emphasis on social media analysis but I am interested in responses to celebrity selfies as opposed to the selfies posted by individual users