The selfie is a cultural phenomenon that has been met with controversy by many. While some may frown on the posting of naked images on social media, there are a handful of occasions when doing so may communicate a stronger message.
As most Instagram users are well aware, Kim Kardashian is arguably the queen of the nude selfie. She frequently posts skin-filled snaps, but there is one particular pic that stands out from the rest. When the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was pregnant in August of 2015, she took to Instagram to share an un-retouched image to promote body positivity.
The 36-year-old mother of two captioned the pic: “First they said I’m too skinny so I have to be faking it…Now they say I’m too big so I have to be faking it…SMH! Some days I’m photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I’ve just eaten & I look bigger. It’s all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone’s body is different, every pregnancy is very different!
“I’ve learned to love my body at every stage! I’m going to get even bigger & that’s beautiful too! I’m blessed to even be pregnant & even luckier to not have preeclampsia as far as I know, so I don’t have the swelling issue this time! They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl! Whatever the case may be I’m grateful to God for this miracle & no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don’t affect me! #NoFilter #NoPhotoShop #Goodlighting.”
Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies may get more likes than others on the Internet, but there are many who have used the revealing pics in a tasteful way for good reason.
Another celeb that has posted nude selfies on social media is Madonna. The iconic musician took to Instagram back in May of 2014 to share an image of herself in the bathtub.
While it was clear that the “Vogue” singer was naked, there was no gratuitous nudity. As she is one to do, Madonna blasted the stereotype that people of a certain age shouldn’t do certain things such as snap nude selfies.
Model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova has exposed some skin in nude photos on Instagram in the past.
One particular image that was impactful on her social media account was a naked breast-feeding photo. The black and white photo showed her lying on a sofa while strategically protecting her modesty with her arm.
Celebrities aren’t the only people posting nude selfies. One Instagram user shared a revealing image that showed her unclothed while laying on a couch.
She shared the photo with the purpose of blasting stereotypes and being proud of her body.
The picture was posted with the caption: “Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially if you’re a woman. – Joan Jette #rebel #f*ckthestereotype #nakedandproud #freethenipple.”
Many people are proud of their bodies and aren’t afraid to show it off on social media.
One Instagram user posted a nude image that documented a “naked roadtrip,” and it was an eye-catching expression of rebellious spirit and body positivity.
The human body in itself is a masterful work of art, but some like to adorn their figures with incredible collections of tattoos.
To show off their ink, some users expose their bods with nude selfies on Instagram.
Kim Kardashian isn’t the only one who likes to show off her baby bump on social media.
There are actually entire Instagram profiles dedicated to posting photos of women who share a look at their pregnant belly. The picture below was from the “
If for no other reason, some like to enjoy their freedom of expression by posting nude selfies.
While Instagram will remove images of a woman’s nipple, there are still creative ways that some users show off their bodies. Even though the pic may be NSFW, it isn’t too graphic in order to be reported as inappropriate.