Social media’s major benefit is the freedom to communicate with whoever we like. Using a “thirst trap” is one strategy for getting people’s attention, albeit possibly the wrong kind of people.
Taking a selfie is a harmless rite of passage. We all crave a little acclaim every once in a while. It helps us feel stronger in ourselves. They have a wonderful effect on us. There’s absolutely no negative consequence to this! There’s also the “attention-getting selfie,” which is meant to make as big of an impression as possible. A serious selfie is nothing to be taken lightly. In other words, you’ve fallen into the thirst trap.
Selfies are fun and exciting for everyone. After preparing for a night out, most people will spend the first hour or so looking for the optimum lighting to take a picture of their finest angle to share on social media.
Selfies taken early in the night are typically staged with extreme precision and heavily edited with filters. Cautiousness fades, and the selfies grow more spontaneous as the night progresses.
Everyone, raise your hands! Who among us has attempted to pout seductively while taking a photo in a public restroom?
What is a Thirst Trap?
Even if you didn’t realize it at the time, you’ve probably spotted a “thirst trap” while browsing your favorite social media platform. The distinguishing feature of this particular selfie is as follows.
When it comes to luring victims, a thirst trap usually consists of more than meets the eye. Full-body or at least showing a certain area of the body is the norm. Take the case of the thirst trap selfie, in which the subject is a lady who has pouted and whose cleavage is on full display. A man may take a self-portrait while wearing an expression of deep contemplation and seeming chiseled and tanned all over his chest.
The main purpose of the “thirst trap selfie” is to draw in viewers. It’s not for humorous comments; rather, it’s for really sexual ones. A “thirst trap” is an online personal ad used by a single population to arrange a date. This is a wordless booty call for the internet era.
A thirst trap’s primary goals are (a) to garner interest and (b) to elicit a large number of responses. It’ll also probably lead to some private communications that aren’t exactly clean. In contrast to the “look at how great my day was!” vibes of the typical selfie, this one is anything but endearing. It was created solely to arouse sexual desire.
Doesn't it seem a little desperate?
The answer is both yes and no. Creating a well-executed thirst trap that is targeted toward a specific individual might be extremely fruitful. But there are times when the image just needs to drink less. Excessive behavior just gets you told to put your clothes back on. Locate the sweet spot in the middle, but avoid going over into the realm of soft porn.
To pull off a successful thirst trap, you need to strike a balance between overt sexuality and understatement. Let’s imagine you’re trying to woo a potential partner online, and the two of you have exchanged some lighthearted banter but nothing more meaningful. You want to get things moving, but you aren’t sure what to do. Step into the water deprivation trap.
In this scenario, you would primp, select flattering lighting, and strike a position that begs, “Come get me!” Then, put on a smile that, to put it gently, looks like you’re making love to the camera. Then, when you see that your prospective beau is online, you can send it to him and wait for a response.
Perhaps it will work, perhaps not, but at least you gave it a shot!
This will all go wrong when...
Does the thirst trap ever fail? Undoubtedly, in a spectacular fashion. You can be a touch too thirsty, and no matter how hot you think your photo is, it will make people wince if they see it. In many cases, less is more, and I’m not just talking about your wardrobe.
It’s also crucial to remember to only ever use a single thirst trap and to never try to set more. If you wear more than one, folks will start to wonder if you’re trying out for a role in a fashion magazine. Nobody would want to be known as someone like that!
The thirst trap strategy has been tried and failed by many famous people. Consider early Britney Spears, when she was much more outspoken. Images like those were made to grab people’s interest. These early images of Britney were meant to shock and alter the public’s conception of her.
A Fool Proof Method for Luring Victims with the Promise of a Cool Drink:
Here are some tips for making a thirst trap. Keep in mind that going all out for your first thirst trap will most likely result in numerous reactions being posted about it. Don’t get too big for your britches! Remarks are fine, but a hot snapshot won’t get you any respect.
If you’re serious about moving forward, consider the following.
- Don’t overdo it with similar images; limit yourself to posting just one.
- Get the lighting just right. Lighting should be soft and delicate; bright lights won’t work.
- Take caution in what you put on your body. Don’t walk about half-naked, that’s just not attractive. You could go for subtle eroticism instead, like a peek of cleavage or a few undone buttons at the chest.
- Keep your gaze fixed on the camera.
- A flirtatious grin (or a “come hither” expression) can go a long way.
That covers the fundamentals for perfecting your thirst trap photographs. This is on the border of what is acceptable without crossing over into the “oh no” zone. Always keep in mind that dressing as scantily as possible and striking overtly sexual poses is not the way to win the heart of the one you desire.
Don’t be too obvious. No matter what you’re wearing or how you strike a stance, mystery is always sexy, so this will work in your favor.
These are the rules that will help your photo turn out well, but they can’t guarantee the reaction you want from somebody in particular. Delete any unflattering messages and move on if they offer to see you for any reason *not for coffee*. One of the major drawbacks of setting a thirst trap is attracting the attention of the person you have no intention of stealing water from.
A thirst trap was laid for maximum effect at the end of the day. We do it to increase our own sense of worth by receiving compliments and praise from others. Can this be done more efficiently?