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'Thirst-Trapping’ Is The Latest 'Sexy' Trend That Is All The Rage On Social Media

By Darragh Berry

February 18, 2018 at 6:21pm


If you're looking at us all puzzled and thinking what the hell is "thirst-trapping", join the queue.

We hadn't heard of this phenomenon either but apparently it's very popular and you know what? A lot of people are guilty of doing it too on social media.

And no, before you ask, it has nothing to do with water or staying hydrated.

According to Elite Daily, the act of thirst-trapping is: "When you post a provocative picture of yourself online in the hopes of garnering attention either from one person or from all of your followers."

In order to get someone under your thirst trap, they recommend that people have to post "sexy selfies".

Some people often thirst trap, not to get the attention of others, but rather to boost their own ego with likes when they've had a shit day at work or something is getting at them.

Then, there is the classic 'post break-up' thirst trap which is focused solely at their ex in the hope of showing them what they are missing out on.

Someone of us can hold our hands up and say that we've done a little thirst-trapping in our time but we're not the only ones.

Celebrities are notorious for it too with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Kylie Jenner all taking part in some thirst-trapping, Instagramming from time to time.

Have you ever been guilty of thirst-trapping or ever been caught in someone else's thirst trap?

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