Ray J and Kim Kardashian. Picture: Instagram

When news broke of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba's sex tape, many South Africans scoured the internet looking for the footage. Apparently, it paled in comparison to other, now infamous, sex tapes starring Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.

But as internet privacy gets called into question, one would wonder why you would even consider recording yourself doing the nasty. These days, sensitive information can end up in the wrong hands and your life as you know it can come to a screeching halt.

During an interview with US Weekly, sex expert Dr Jenn Berman said that it all comes down to being a narcissist.

“You like the spotlight. You may have some narcissistic tendencies, and you’re more likely to have an exhibitionist side,” Dr Berman said.

Psychotherapist Rhonda Findling has another theory. The author of Don’t Call That Man! told the magazine that when it comes to celebrity culture, celebs are being “unrealistic” if they think footage will never surface.

“They are naive and in denial,” Findling said. “It should be considered self-destructive. They shouldn’t have the video camera running if they’re having sex with somebody.”