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Why Do People Send Naked Photos of Themselves

If You've Ever Sent Someone a Nude Photo, Why Did You Do It?

"You cannot imagine how disappointed I was that I got cut off," is how Kanye West reacted last week when his crotch shot hit the Internet. Kanye might be the only celebrity to take such a laid-back approach to leaked nude photos, but he's definitely not the only star to have a naked photo scandal, the Rated R cousin to the NC-17 sex tape. Just recently, curious web browsers could peek at Jessica Alba, Kat Dennings, and Bret Favre in their birthday suits.

I can't help but wonder in the age of the Internet, what possesses a person, especially a celebrity, to send someone a naked photo when it can be forwarded so easily. Perhaps like Kanye, some people don't care who sees it! If you've ever sent a naked self-portrait, what made you do it?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Thank you for the gift, Jake :)
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
Speaking from the military side of the house... danakscully64.... that was really nice and I'm sure much appreciated.... I know when I'm away on training or deployed I've always loved getting emails, snail mail, pictures, boxes - it really helps... fun photos are such a great surprise too!! ;)
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
When my ex was in military training, I sent him a few risqué photos. We were apart for over 2 months at that point and had been together for over 4 years. I fully trusted him and he deleted them shortly after receiving them. I knew that no matter what happened, he would never forward them or use them against me. I still trust him now and I don't regret doing it at all. Oh, and no face shots, that way they can't be proven to be you :P
GregS GregS 6 years
I think some people are just going to be stupid and send them on to others whether they're male or female. They may do it for spite, anger, vengence, any number of reasons. I find it easier to just delete the pic after I've seen it. That way, no temptations. :)
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Steph that's hilarious, wow, that is the only way I'll ever be famous... at least I know I've given you all an eye-full. As long as they don't end up on Fox I'm cool. Girls do trade pics with girls... it's more fun that way, I think, and always appreciated. It's more discrete too, women don't show pics of other women to anyone, they keep those pics for their own enjoyment.
GregS GregS 6 years
I've sent them, too. But there has to be a relationshihp to start with. I don't just send to anyone.
WritingLikeCrazy WritingLikeCrazy 6 years
My guy friend Corey had a woman send him a naked photo of herself after the first date!! Apparently, she thought this would endear herself to him, he'd fall head over heels for her and they'd live happily ever after. Is that what happened? Check out my blog post, "The Naked Girl" and find out:
turtleshell turtleshell 6 years
I have, to my boyfriend of five years. I trust him enough that it is not an issue. And I have recieved pictures, too, so he would have no incentive to show those to anyone even if for whatever reason he completely changed and decided he would like to use them to my embarassment. Like someone else posted, it was for my enjoyment really. I like knowing that he'd appreciate it. It's nice to recieve compliments. And there is something intimate about it. You really have to trust someone to give them something like that.
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
I sent one to someone just yesterday! You know who you are. Girls swap pics too!
Ac2366 Ac2366 6 years
I've sent nude pics and I regret it. Hell, I regret ever taking nude pics of myself. Even if you'll never be famous it's still not fun to have them used for blackmail or harassment, or have them plastered all over the internet. Even if there is only one hardcopy in existence it can be scanned or copied. Been there, done that and never doing it again. I learned my lesson. I did it for attention because I was young and naive (stupid).
stephley stephley 6 years
Betty, I'm kind of looking forward to you going on a serious crime spree one day and spending weekends watching all your nudes analysed for clues to what was about to happen on MSNBC.
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
LOL Betty.... I'll see what I can come up with for you... thanks for being bold enough to ask!! ;) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) A girl who knows what she wants!!!!
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
I've done it. It can feel quite empowering with the right person. Once I was let down but that's life! In the summer I use naturist beaches and several beach friends from my secret beach have beach shots. They are just like normal holiday pics minus clothes!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
hahah snarkypants, are you saying Brett Favre made you do it? I have done it too, a lot of times pictures where you couldn't see my face, but sometimes I didn't care. It was always to people who I'd been intimate with before. What made me do it was them asking, I suppose. I wouldn't send them without being asked.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I have, and because it was fun and a turn on, and the pictures were reciprocated. Though, none of them were face shots or in places easily recognizable because people are petty, no matter how well you trust them if things go sour.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 6 years
i have to wonder if it's an age/generational thing - it would never occur to me to do such a thing...and i'm pretty its the same for the majority of my age group.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Oh yeah, and as for why... because I wanted to.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Damn Jake, if the girls you're dating aren't bold enough to ask for nudes, you're dating the wrong girls! You can send me some, if you'd like... Hell yes I've sent nude pics, and I'm sure I'll do it again. I'll never be famous. And if I am someday, I'm sexy and it's not taboo anymore to have nude pics floating around. Though I realize I have a more liberal view on it than most women, and I understand completely why some women won't do it.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I have before and it was just because I wanted to. I liked that it would turn the recipient on. Nothing bad has ever happened, even when the relationship ended. In all cases though, it would be mutually assured destruction, so that helps.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Not even in a stable long term relationship. I don't trust sending anything that private over email, and I know from experience that your cell phone data is not very secure. Maybe he can have the only hard copy in existence.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I haven't done it and I'm not planing on doing it. You never know what will happen or who will you become.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 6 years
For fun. To keep them interested. lol. I don't think I'd do it again.
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