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Why Do People Send Nude Pics?

What Possesses People to Send Nude Pics? Find Out!

This week I asked what on earth would possess a person to send a nude photo to someone — and readers gave me tons of sexy and surprising answers. One thing I learned: if you're smart, you don't include your face! Here are some of the best explanations.

  • It's a turn-on: "It turns me on to know I'm turning him on. I love receiving one's from him too. I feel a connection to him and I think it keeps things going quite nicely."
  • To feel empowered: "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!"
  • To keep things interesting: "In my opinion it's one (of the many things) that keeps the relationship so fun. When I don't get to see him for a few days it makes me anxious to get my hands on him."
  • You made a mistake: "No matter how many times I go over it in my head, I can't understand what really made me do it. But it comes down to this: Everyone makes mistakes, some worse than others because they stick around forever like nude photos, but it helps broaden your empathy for people who fall into things they promised themselves they'd never do."
  • You've been drinking: "I recently sent a rather suggestive one to a friend while I was out drinking . . . completely covered (just cleavage), but probably not something I should have done."
  • Why not?: "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."

Anything to add?

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Girl101 Girl101 6 years
I would never send pictures. I am very free with my body and open with nudity, whether it be at the beach, home, resorts, gym or at a friend's house. But I decide to who and where my naked body is shown, once it is a picture you lose the ability to control that.
janneth janneth 6 years
Helen-Danger Helen-Danger 6 years
I'd never send a naked pic to my husband even though I trust him completely. He's so puzzled by certain features of his phone, he'd probably put it as his wallpaper and be unable to get rid of it. Plus he allows others, including kids, use his phone sometimes. And as to email, I only send him messages while he's at work. So yeah, he'd just love it if he opened a note from me only to see my honkers all over the screen. I mean, HE'D love it. But he'd be upset that others could see it over his the pic would end up somewhere in the innards of the internet cache for the techs to slaver over. I try to use the Supreme Court rule about online stuff. If it could come back to haunt me, and ruin my chances of qualifying to be a Supreme Court justice, I don't do it. Why limit your future when you don't have to? On the other hand, I've been sent several unsolicited nekkid pictures of guys over the years. I found it strangely unexciting.
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
Ouch Anonymous..... :( I guess it is creepy for a red-blooded American male to express that he loves looking at pictures of nude girls... eeewwww... ?????????
Venus1 Venus1 6 years
Girls swap pics with other girls too!
Jake2010 Jake2010 6 years
I'm with you Girl Jen! If you're gorgeous... show it!! I love looking at pictures of nude girls!!! ;)
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
I absolutely LOVE the "Why not?" comment. :D
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