This Is How Often Your Nudes Are Being Shared

Photographed by Rockie Nolan.
Sexting is a great way to keep things fresh and exciting in your relationship. But if you've ever sent a nude or even just a sexy photo in the heat of a sexting session and wondered if that photo has been shared with someone other than the intended recipient, we may have bad news for you.

According to a survey from SKYN Condoms, 1 in 3 people have shared a sexual photo that they received without the subject's permission.

The survey was conducted by AMP Agency on behalf of LifeStyles and SKYN Condoms, and polled over 3,000 respondents of men and women between the ages of 18 and 34. The participants were all sexually active within the three months prior to the survey, which took place over a two-month period between September and October of 2016.

"Sexting can be seen as the modern day love letter, but when nude photos enter the equation, it can veer from harmless flirting to viral sharing," sex expert Emily Morse said in a press release. "All millennials should be aware that any pictures they send out could end up in the wrong hands, and this data drives that point home."

Given how often sexts in general are shared, this unfortunately isn't too surprising. Not to mention, while letting your friend peek over your shoulder during a sexting session isn't a crime, according to recent changes in the law, it could be considered a crime to circulate someone else's nudes as revenge porn.

We shouldn't have to worry about it, but apparently, your nudes might not always be for your partner's eyes only.
If you think you've been a victim of revenge porn you can find out more here.
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