Suara.com – TikTok media always presents a variety of the latest trends and languages which are then adapted by the wider community. Recently, the term body count appeared on TikTok, and it is quite followed by its users. But do you know what a body count really means?
Even though it is popular in cyberspace as a slang term, this term actually originates from the medical world, and its nature is quite different from modern understanding. To find out what it means, see the following explanation.
The true meaning of a body count
In the medical world, body count means the number of bodies or victims killed in a certain incident. This is also commonly found in the world of police, when conducting investigations into events that have claimed many lives.
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Body means body and count means counting, which makes sense from the meaning of the two words that make up this phrase.
As time goes by and trends develop, this term has shifted quite far from its context. Even though it is still used to count the number of bodies, in the present context the bodies referred to are no longer the number of fatalities or deaths due to an incident.
In the Contemporary Context
In the current context, body count is more used to calculate the number of people who have had sex with someone. Someone who states that he has a body count of 5 people means he has had sex with 5 different people.
Isn’t it far enough to use this term in the original context and the present context?
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This trend itself appears on TikTok and turns out to be followed by many people. Although indeed, association in the modern era is increasingly free, in Indonesian culture this still feels taboo and strange, to indicate that someone has had sex with many people or not at all.
This is because matters of intimate relationships are very personal and confidential, not something that is generally discussed in person, especially when it becomes content that is witnessed by many people.
However, TikTok users or people who view this content are also expected to be wiser, because it is not impossible that the content seen regarding body counts is limited to mere content, without any factual basis that can be accounted for.
When referring to the current understanding, it means that the person who created the content is actively having sexual relations with several people. Obviously, this increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases that may be transmitted.
That was a brief explanation of the meaning of body count that can be given in this short article. Hopefully it will be a useful article!
Contributors : I Made Rendika Ardian
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