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Women looking remorseful after sexual encounters

Back in December, we wrote about the stock photo cliche of a couple’s bare feet sticking out from under the covers always used to accompany sex stories. We had no idea back then that a whole internet meme was brewing about the ridiculousness of stock photos. First came women laughing alone with salad. Then there were the hilarious (or sexually suggestive, we suppose? if you’re into that kind of thing) women struggling to drink water. And now, from the blog Vagenda (tagline “Like King Lear, but for girls”), there are stock photos of women looking remorseful after sexual encounters. This type of photo is the sad evil twin of the bare feet under the covers shot — if it’s a story about good sex, or sex advice, then you show the bare feet; if it’s a more of a downer story about sex, then you show the remorseful woman. Is she bored? Is she hungover? Is she trying to remember the dude’s name? Was she just date-raped? Did an hour and a half of oral still not get her an orgasm? The possibilities are endless! But one thing’s for sure: in the world of stock photography, as far as women are concerned, a good salad is a lot easier to come by than good sex.

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photo via flickr (Note: the photo above is not an example of stock photography because we are law-abiding bloggers and don’t steal stock photography, even to make fun of it! You’ll have to visit the links above to see examples.)

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