As long as it doesn’t involve children, I have kind of a “live and let live” attitude regarding sexting. It’s not a big thing for me personally, but I can see how it could be pretty exciting for consenting adults. And honestly, I think it’s a lot more prevalent than most people would think on the surface.
Which is why it kind of pisses me off that Brett Favre is taking so much heat for the so-called “sexting scandal” he’s in the midst of. Basically, Favre got caught with his virtual pants down for the sexually explicit texts and voicemails he left for sports journalist and model Jenn Sterger. News of Favre’s reportedly lewd online life, reportedly including pics of his Viking, broke last fall, and it seems like every time we turn around there’s more to, uh, see.
And the details are getting pretty …
… specific, if this recent piece from Newser is any indication:
Just when you thought the Brett Favre sexting scandal couldn’t get any more disturbing, TMZ comes out with this: The quarterback, in addition to sending Jenn Sterger photos of his penis, also allegedly made a special request of the former New York Jets employee. Specifically, he wanted her to send him a video of herself masturbating, sources say.
Okay, here’s the thing. If Sterger was repulsed and felt threatened by Favre’s actions, it would be pretty deplorable. However, according to a friend of Sterger’s, this was not the case at all.
Allison Torres, 24, met Sterger when they were FSU Cowgirls and said she knew about the texts Favre and Sterger supposedly took part in. From her account of the scandal, the texts were mutual.
Allison Torres also claims she was there when Jenn Sterger received the alleged naked photos of Brett Favre. She recalls when it happened how they actually made fun of the situation.
“I actually saw it when he sent it. We just laughed when he did it,” Torres told Steppin’ Out magazine.
Obviously, whomever sent the picture didn’t stop and think Sterger may have company when she received the it.
“We talked about it like girlfriends talk about that kind of stuff. You have to understand that Brett Favre isn’t the first celebrity that tried to hook up with her.”
Sorry, Brett Favre, but that’s pretty funny in a sad sort of way. I mean, he sends these texts that are clearly intended for Sterger’s eyes only, and she’s sitting there laughing about them with friends. Those reports have got to make the football star feel like the world’s biggest idiot.
So, yeah, Allison Torres claims that Sterger responded to Favre’s messages with enthusiasm … although maybe not exactly the kind of excitement the football star was hoping for.
I think what bugs me about this whole situation is that, were Brett Favre’s name Henry Douchecanoe or something, who would give a rat’s ass?
Do I find sexting particularly enthralling? No, although my experiences have been pretty minimal.
I’ve had a couple of exes send me pictures of their, uh, manhood with an accompanying text saying, “This is what happens when I think of you,” or something along those lines, and it was kind of flattering and all, but it wasn’t like, “Wow, I just saw your dick, get a room and I’ll meet you in twenty minutes.” Of course, I don’t find porn particularly stimulating sexually, so maybe I’m just odd.
And to be completely honest, I recently sent a picture of my bare boobs to a friend (I’d just washed the bathroom mirror and, in combination with trying to figure out the camera on my new phone, the picture just sort of happened). The response was pretty much, “Oh, so those are your boobs, cool, read any good books lately?” I just wonder, though, if I would take public heat for sending a titty pic via cellular device if my name was better known … and my friend wanted to make some money or something.
I don’t know, I just feel like Brett Favre is getting a lot of shit for something that a lot of people do. If Jenn Sterger made very clear that she wasn’t interested—if she changed her cell number or had his blocked, if she deleted his texts and didn’t reply to them, if she went to the police and filed a complaint—I’d be pretty disgusted with Favre.
As it stands right now, though, I think a lot of people are reading about Favre’s frolics well aware that they are themselves living in glass houses … and hoping that their cell phone history doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.