Online nude dating
In the Refinery 29 article, one person agreed that dick pics are a form of “lashing out …caused by being so thoroughly ignored by so many women.” A male participant from a study on young adults’ sexting was more unequivocal still, comparing those who send unwanted images with a “flasher in a raincoat”. In the UK, a conviction under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 can lead to a two year prison sentence.Put simply, if an online suitor can send an image of a disembodied penis to someone they don’t have to face, they are much more likely to do so than, for example, exposing themselves in public with all the social and legal consequences that might bring.But this doesn’t explain the underlying motivations to send such images on a dating site.The filter then goes on to score the picture and will reject it if it detects a certain level of nudity – such as the showing of genitalia.Matt Verity, co-founder of said he was inspired to place the filter on the app after finding that the majority of online daters wanted ‘penis shots and gratuitous body flashing shots to be a thing of the past’.
It’s essentially cyber-flashing, the real world’s online equivalent, and should be treated as seriously.Sherrie Hewson, a TV presenter in the UK, recently revealed that after signing up for an online dating website she received an unexpected and unsolicited full-frontal image of her correspondent’s genitals.It’s something many women have experienced online and, although Hewson tried to make light of it she was left feeling shocked, and quit the site.Do senders really hope to woo a potential date with the equipment on display? In a piece from online lifestyle magazine Refinery29, several of those men interviewed who had sent dick pics said they assumed women would want a nude image of them, because they would be more than happy to receive one from a woman.Perhaps they should have taken note of a survey by which concluded receiving “sexts” is a turn off for women who use online dating – presumably because there is something very unsexy about ignoring the requirement to obtain consent first.