The world was shocked when Miley Cyrus delivered a provocative performance at the VMAs last month, wearing nothing but nude-colored lingerie. She made headlines once again just this week, when she premiered her video “Wrecking Ball,” in which she spent a majority of the time naked.
However, a new study from Cam4, the world’s largest web-camming website, shows that the compulsion to exhibit oneself in public this way has become “practically commonplace.”
A major reason for this recent exhibitionist trend is the current popularity of social media and reality television. “We are increasingly putting more and more of our lives on display, and the fact that so many young women are exhibiting their sex lives in such a public way is a natural extension of that,” the site’s Director of Communications says.
A recent study of more than 15,000 females between the ages of 20 and 30 reveals that more than 43% of women have a desire to be viewed or watched. Additional data collected shows that 58% of women have had sex in a public place and sent nude pictures, 22% have videotaped themselves having sex and 8% have felt the urge to expose themselves in public.
So…is Miley just being trendy? Or has she actually taken this too far?