Via photos, comments and hashtags, many Instagram members are inviting other users to join them for “Kik Sex” on the messaging app Kik, where individuals can chat privately or exchange nude photos. Girls who wanna play post a comment and I’ll kik you,” wrote one Instagram user in a post that included the tags “instaboner,” “instac*ck,” “instahorny,” “instap*ssy,” and “f*ckme.” “Don’t be shy. Hit me up hotties." The post received 17 “likes.” Instagram’s adult-content alter ego comes as no surprise: the deluge of explicit imagery accompanies nearly every social network’s transition to the mainstream.More users invariably means more sex, and the top three most popular social media sites in the U. -- Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest – as well as Tumblr, the tenth most popular, have all struggled to crack down on users whose X-rated postings violate their terms of service.The product's real-time stream of images and the ease with which it can be accessed on smartphones also ensures that users can connect at all hours of the day.The explicit images run afoul of Instagram’s terms of service, which prohibit “nude, partially nude, or sexually suggestive photos.” But while Instagram can ban certain activity, it can’t always police it.Whenever you have a critical mass on the internet, the sex shows up,” said Terri Senft, a professor specializing in global media at New York University’s Department of Liberal Studies.“If something bills itself as non-pornographic then becomes that way, to me it’s a sign that it’s reached the public knowledge-base, and now it’s solidly there.” “On Instagram, the community appears to be changing,” Senft added.Once they were chatting, the individual “asked to see this child’s privates,” Sheehan wrote.Once its acquisition of Instagram is complete, Facebook, with its thousands of engineers and billions of dollars, will no doubt help the photo-sharing service curb the pornographic postings.
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.The attributes that helped propel Instagram to social media stardom are the very same ones that make it so appealing to purveyors of soft-core pornography and people searching for sex-chat partners.The photo-sharing app puts photos front and center, allows for a degree of anonymity, and encourages public posts that help like-minded strangers find each other.South African Police Service Captain Colette Weilbach said: 'He stated that he woke up in an unfamiliar room on a single bed.'The female suspects then allegedly forced the man to drink an energy drink before taking turns raping him numerous times a day.'The South African Police Service take all sexual offences seriously regardless of gender.'[We assure] all victims of these types of crimes that we will carry out robust investigations to bring offenders to justice.'The victim was later dumped semi-naked in a field, where he managed to flag down a passing car.Rape and sexual violence against both men and women are at epidemic levels in South Africa.
Facebook has repeatedly come under fire from users who allege its overly zealous censors inappropriately remove images of women breast-feeding, a nude statue, and a topless plastic doll.