What is a TikTok thirst trap?

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TikTok has its own language and if you are new, you will often find yourself searching for questions like “What is a thirst trap?”

But don’t worry, Hashtag Hyena specializes in informing the readers about all the happenings of social media so that even the new users can stay up to date and not feel left out.

What is a thirst trap on TikTok?

Thirst traps are all about posting a “Sexy” video of yourself to make people “thirsty” for you. It is a way to get immediate likes, comments, shares, and engagement to your posts and get an instant boost of self-confidence and validation from society to make you feel better.

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Urban Dictionary defines Thirst Trap as –

A sexy photograph or flirty message posted on social media for the intent of causing others to publicly profess their attraction. This is done not to actually respond or satisfy any of this attraction, but to feed the posters ego or need for attention, at the expense of the time, reputation and sexual frustration of those who view the image or reply.
“Hey guys, are these shorts too tight?”
“Screw off with your thirst trap.”
by Cycklops October 05, 2015

Usually a Sexy Video or Photo of someone posted to turn viewer on, can be fan made. Usually hot but not explicitly smutty. NOT P0RN. Ex: Hips, head jerks, kind of revealing clothing, lip biting or smirking.
Bro, I just spent the last thirty minutes watching (enter person or celeb here) thirst traps.
by dRuNk tAyLoR sWiFt December 08, 2021


Reply to @deltoro46 little late Friday night action for your guys 😏 #MillionActsofLove #thirsttrap #🥵 #friyay

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If this is a thirst trap, then thirst trapper is someone who is –

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An expert in thirstology.
A certified thirstigater.
A person who provokes, instigates, or initiates thirst from the opposite sex but, at the precise point when it seems you must/will have your fill, blocks the quenching of said thirst by a diversion.
That damn H is such a thirst-trapper. She had this dress on, her body was looking nice and she came to my house.. I was just about to bust it wide open and then, somehow, the next thing I knew she was gone..
by ShimmannyCricketsSheDidItAgain December 19, 2012


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