Man admits ‘real reason’ blokes like to send women photos of their genitals
Whether you're a woman on a dating app, or just using some form of social media, at one point or another, you've probably checked your messages only to discover something very unexpected – and completely unwanted – in your inbox.
We're talking of course, about an unsolicited photo of a man's private parts.
Yes, many a lady has been taken aback by a dreaded penis photo – so why on earth do men keep on sending them?
According to one bloke, there's a very obvious reason for this behaviour and it might surprise you just how straightforward it actually is.
Writing for Whimn.com.au, Phil Brandel apologised on behalf of his gender for their lewd actions, before revealing why he thinks men send these explicit images.
He said: "Unsolicited d*** pics are inappropriate and shouldn't be sent under any circumstance, but I think I know why they are.
"It's because men think women think like men."
He went on to explain, that many men would love to receive a nude selfie from a woman, so they assume ladies must want to get sent to them as well.
"Same goes for topless shots – how many men send or use topless shots in dating profiles? Subconsciously (or not so subconsciously) it's what we want to see," he added. "I hate to admit it, but we men are a simplistic lot, and we are turned on by visual stimuli.'
But of course none of that makes it ok to send people these type of photos.
Four in ten millennial women have been subject to this kind of offence, which is also known as 'cyberflashing'.
And while a man who flashed you on the street would be in a lot of trouble, the law surrounding online exposure is currently much more murky.
In theory, those who send 'indecent matter' could be prosecuted under the Indecent Displays Control Act 1981, says HuffPost. But they add that this is highly unlikely as this law is considered to be largely outdated and little known.
This has lead to a group of MPs from the women and equalities select committee calling for a new law to be put into place which would criminalise all non-consensual creation and distribution of sexual images "on the basis of the victim's lack of consent".
Following this proposal, in March the Government shared an update on their efforts to end violence against women and girls by 2030, which featured 10 proposed commitments – including exploring "issues of 'online flashing' and consider options for next steps".
Currently it is unknown what the "next steps" will be, but with the act of 'upskirting' recently becoming a criminal offence, there's hope that those guilty of cyberflashing could soon face similar consequences.
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