Sexting isn't about the male gaze. It's about admiring yourself and helping the people you love do the same.
I don't know when I learned to hate my body, just that — unlike any foreign language class I ever took — it's been really difficult to forget. Ask me to speak Spanish after six years of education, and I will say, "Como estas? Corbata, biblioteca, gracias, pantalones cortos?" Which Google Translate will tell you means, "How are you? Neck tie, library, thank you, shorts." But if you asked me about my body, I could always rattle of 10 or 20 ways it was not quite OK.
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