I have a bartender friend who informs me that around midnight, his male customers usually check—and often compare—their smartphone messages, due to the flood of naked pictures that fill their inboxes at that hour. Like the muffins above, a naked picture is not going to make anybody love you more. But, unlike them, it can
make somebody sleep with you—a wonderful turn of events if that's what you're after.
But, in light of Brené Brown's recent findings about vulnerability and healthy, wholehearted relationships
, we can now all officially dismiss the idea that sending flesh pics is something you have to do in the Internet age in order to express your feelings for someone. Love, Brown found, is the sharing of naked emotions, not naked, shaved and telecommunicated bits.