Laura Kipnis psychoanalyzes, using Weiner's name and the adolescent humiliation it must have caused, as a jumping off point. Over-analysis defined:
What looks like risk-taking sexual behavior—exhibitionism is the example [psychiatrist Robert Stoller] uses—is a way of attempting, unconsciously, to transform those early humiliations into triumphs. The risk taker seeks out dangerous situations as a proving ground, to measure his success in avoiding an even greater risk: humiliation. But what's concealed is far more crucial: the mark that humiliation has left on erotic life.
Can we please accept he was just texting while male?