I'm obsessed with self pics, not only because I'm prurient, but because I think this is a totally new genre. It's totally 21st century:
1. The technology is widely available, as never before.
2. The net is now full of places where you can post these pictures and for the pictures to find an audience.
3. Heterosexual men are objectifying themselves - as sex objects, this is entirely new.
4. Unprecedented narcissicism.
5. Unprecedented worship of youth.