Urban Dictionary lists the definition of the “Thirst Trap” as follows:
I’m a huge fan of Serena Williams. She’s an athlete without parallel. And I find her attractive. Some may not, but I do. Either way, let’s take a look at some of the comments caused by this photo.
These types of responses are not a good look in any social media format, for any level of person that you follow, whether it’s a celeb or your friend from high school. How do you think these guys look to any female that comes across their comments? Desperate? Yep. Gross? Yep. Like you send inappropriate dickpics two days after meeting a woman? Probably. Like your breath smells like ass cheeks because you clearly and proudly partake in tossed salads? Most definitely.
As men, we have to do better. A wise man once said “less is best” and as usual, that wise man was me. Not everyone can react to everything the same way, and some Thirst Traps may bring us to some pretty intense moments. However, we should be mindful to control our reactions. You may ask “so how do you react to Thirst Traps?” Well, I keep it simple. First, I almost NEVER click like or double-tap. Finally, if it drives me to a point of a “Daaaaaam” response, I simply save a screenshot to my phone! I know, I know…seems pretty perverted. But hey, its private perversion, not public. I can view the picture at my own leisure instead of drooling over it in front of all my social media friends and followers.
Let’s make a conscious decision to be more aware of the way we present ourselves on social media. Whether we know it or not, we all have our own “brands”. Every post, tweet and comment represents your brand. So when you post filthy comments on Thirst Traps, even if they are meant to garner that kind of attention, how will your response represent your brand? Thank about it!