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What you need to know about safely sending nudes

What are our thoughts on the most recent Metro article for those sharing their intimate images with a trusted person? Well, stay tuned  -spoiler alert, we have a few criticisms. 

Right off the bat, the article starts well - having your images shared online without your consent is never your fault. 
We also agree with Metro, that if you do share images, or just take images of yourself naked, then always try to store them safely and download some kind of app where the content can be locked away from hackers and prying eyes. 

That is where our agreements stop, as we have a few issues surrounding the way this article advises someone on how they may - or even should - share an image with a trusted person. 

Most of us have been in that situation, you felt like you looked really good (and to be honest you most probably did), the lighting was just right and you wanted to share this with your partner - do you think to blur your face, use a scarf or a prop to cover up tattoos, or piercings? Nah, me either...Once all that is done it may not even resemble you and the moment may have most certainly passed. 

What is important to take from this article is that you should be able to trust your partner is not going to share this content. If there is any doubt in your mind about this - don't send them - and most definitely never be pressured into sharing your images with someone if you aren't 100% on board with it. Later down the line if you go your separate ways, you should be able to have the conversation about deleting your content - if they can ask for their hoodie back and come by to grab it, they can sure as hell delete your content - right? 

Look, we know this isn't always the case, and we are here to support you if and when you need us. It is against the law for someone to share your images if your face is in them or not. At the end of the day, you know it's you with or without the props. 

The emphasis for advice should always be on what the law is and trying to move away from victim-blaming. Would it be someone's fault if their images were shared online and you could see their face? No. That blame still lies with the perpetrator. We want people to know it's okay to share your images with another person, but it's not okay for them to share it without your consent. 
 

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