In the age of terms like “seggs,” “le-dollar-bean” and all of TikTok’s strange algospeak, the platform’s ever-horny audience recently discovered a new workaround to sharing their steamiest without parching the site’s famously strict “community guidelines”: split-second thirst traps.

Set to a mix of Shaggy’s “Bombastic,” these blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments have taken the platform by storm, depicting mostly women – and a handful of men – walking around the camera before cutting to a steamy split-second clip.


⚠️fake body⚠️ did you manage to pause it?

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Though one of the earliest iterations – a clip of creator @za_vali flashing a pair of short shorts hiding beneath her sweatpants dating to last June – amassed more than 1.0 million likes, these subtle thirst traps have only grown in popularity. Creator @cutestbartenderever, has even dedicated her entire channel to offering various takes on the trend.

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But it’s not just TikTokers getting in on the fun. Several OnlyFans creators have also tried their hand at the trend, often playing into their niches on the site like @besthighschoolteacher, whose viral version of the trend quickly went viral.

@besthighschoolteacher What do you think? #surprise #pausegamestrong #doublecrossedlegs #heels #fakebody ♬ оригинальный звук - zavali

So if you’re looking for a sign to quicken your clicks, let it be this … or just save the video and pause like a normal person. Work smarter, not harder.