Sex has been a common theme in OCR Facebook groups this offseason. With daily picture themes such as “ThighThursday”, “FlexFriday”, and “MilfMondays” things have certainly heated up as of late. Generally the OCR offseason consists of heated debates over shoes, price increases, brand wars and race loyalties. A change of pace from the in-season , course markings, venue changes, burpeeVsMOA, course cutting, cheating and of course, shoes.
I’ve now witnessed on a weekly basis waves of sexually charged, rule pushing pics from both genders. These themed days have given racers an avenue to express their exhibitionist, free spirited ways, manipulating the theme for self gratification(fully nude, hands over nipples, hashtagged #thighthursday) I mean hey… There’s thighs in the pic, right? I think … Yea there was thighs .. I think.
Though it’s not all breasts, butts and “look at me”. A lot of the transformation pics are truly inspirational, the desired intent of the group by many. Waves of people have left these groups after feeling the group as whole, lost its way. Lengthy declarative posts, stating how someone joined for motivation, weight loss tips, training help and comparing race schedules, but have found a soft/hard-core pornography group they didn’t sign up for. Generally the responses to such posts range from “likes”, “please stay”, “I completely agree”….mixed in with “scroll past it”,”you’re jealous”, “STFU”.
When people report these posts as something they find offensive, depending on the group settings, the complaint generally goes to the admin of the group. The pressure is then put on this person(s) to decide what’s appropriate, offensive and within the groups rules/guidelines. This is not just a U.S. Based offseason problem. I have now seen the exact same debate in U.S. And UK based OCR groups.
You work hard for your body. You’re proud of the progress you’ve made.
Is it ok to display your accomplishments and to what degree of sexual innuendo, if any, is acceptable?
Are themed days the issue?
Are we just a society of ultra-sensitive individuals? Or is this ultimately the offseason virus spreading to the brains(and sex organs) that’ll be treated with the season starting up again (and some penicillin).
What advice would you give to the admin(s) of one of these groups to be fair/firm/consistent and not gender discriminatory?
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