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Old 02-08-2019, 06:51 PM
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Photos of genitalia

(Mods -- I think this belongs in this forum, and I will be sensitive as to words used, but of course move to the Pit if you think it's better there.)

I read a bit this morning about Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer. It got me thinking about the practice of taking and sending to someone else a picture of one's genitalia.

I am a woman. I have never taken a picture of my vagina or have sent such a pic to anyone. (I started out saying I have never taken one so of course have never sent one, but it then occurred to me that I could have sent a picture taken by someone else.) I have never received a picture of anyone's genitalia. From various news stories (not just the current ones about Bezos) I get the impression that sending such pictures is not uncommon.

Men -- Have you ever taken a picture of your penis? If so, did you send it to anybody? What was the relationship to you of the person you sent it to? What reaction did you expect? Did you in fact get that reaction?

Women -- Have you ever taken a picture of your vagina? If so, did you send it to anybody? What was the relationship to you of the person you sent it to? What reaction did you expect? Did you in fact get that reaction?

Have you ever received a picture of someone's genitalia? If so, what was your reaction?

(I was going to close with, "Inquiring minds want to know" but decided that with the whole Bezos thing that was probably too clichť.

Also, while on the subject -- I assume that any pic sent of a penis shows it erect. Is this true, or do people sometimes send around pics of flaccid ones?
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:10 PM
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Male. I've never taken a picture of my genitalia and never will. Not even if somebody asks me to. That's just weird.

I've also never received a picture of genitalia, but that's probably because I don't have a cell phone, don't engage in social media, never participated in online dating, have no social life whatsoever...
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:16 PM
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Female: Never took pictures of my genitalia, nor received pictures of anyone else's.

Unfortunately, in the pre-Internet days, I had the misfortune of seeing a few Polaroids of other people who did that sort of thing Even in that era, part of any complete sex ed program included telling kids not to do that, because you just don't know who else might see them.

(My surgeon and radiation oncologist took pictures of my breasts while I was undergoing cancer treatment, but that's not the same thing.)

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:17 PM
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Only once, to my wife. Since we both agree that penises are ridiculous-looking organs, it was meant to, and did, provoke a laugh.

I absolutely would not send a dick pic to any woman I was trying to woo. Thatís a mating strategy that works for chimpanzees, but Iíve never known a human woman who thought a penis per se was sexy. The very best outcome to such a photo would I think be a laugh; and I donít think Iíd want the woman I was trying to seduce to laugh at my equipment. Not a great precedent to set. Also, itís disrespectful to the recipient.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:18 PM
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Female and nope, never sent one, never received one. I guess that makes me square.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:34 PM
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Well y'all should talk to the under 20 set. The lil'wrekker and all her girlfriends have some stories. I don't think a month went by while she was in highschool that some boy didn't send her a dick pic. As far as I know she has never returned the favor. With the young men it's a thing. I assume they want it reciprocated.
Personally I've never gotten one or sent one.

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:36 PM
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Well y'all should talk to the under 20 set. The lil'wrekker and all her girlfriends have some stories. I don't think a month went by while she was in highschool that some boy didn't send her a dick pic. As far as I know she has never returned the favor. With the young men it's a thing. I assume they want it reciprocated.
Personally I've never gotten one or sent one.
When I was that age, or even a few years older, there would always be That Guy at a party who, if he saw a camera, would take it into the bathroom with him, and when the pictures came back, they'd be in for quite a surprise.

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:39 PM
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Male. I can't even see my genitalia without bending at the waist, and I can't imagine that anyone would be interested in seeing it/them anyway.

Thinking back to the days of my lusty young manhood, which was well before the internet, I once took pictures of one of my serial boyfriends' junk, because it was a long-distance relationship and I wanted something to remember him by. I used a Polaroid because I didn't think anyone would develop film photos like that. And when we broke up I did the honorable thing and cut them up into unidentifiable pieces before throwing them away (I couldn't tear them up, the paper was very tough). At the time I took these pictures, he did not evince any interest in reciprocity.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:40 PM
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My oldest brother was 'That guy'. I think he invented photo bombing. He's a joker in a lot of ways. He was also a streaker. Crazy guy.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:47 PM
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I do not have any tattoos.

I had just started dating someone. Somewhere, either in email or on the intertubez, I was sent/found a picture of a guy with an elephant head tattoo. The top of the elephant's head came to about his belly button. The ears were on his thighs. You can guess where the trunk was.

We were joking around, via email, one night. I told her I was hung like an elephant; next email that photo was attached.

So no, I've never taken one, no I don't intend to, either. However I have sent one of some, unknown (just a closeup of that region, no face) other person.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:54 PM
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So many times I can't give specifics. I've sent them at request for several girlfriends and my now wife.

I think probably 60 percent of the women I dated sent vag pics specifically. 100 percent sent nudes at some point.

I've never sent one unsolicited. Solicited ones were usually I guess bc they wanted me to demonstrate my arousal at whatever they sent me or were saying to me.
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Relevant poll:

Have you ever taken photos of your genitals and sent them to someone else?
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:18 PM
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The only time I've ever photographed any body part of mine was following my knee replacement surgery last year. The bandage was off, but the 43 big staples were still in, and it looked so gross.

Other than that, I don't even take selfies of my face.

My husband, on the other hand, was in a porn video when he was in college. He needed the money. Supposedly the video is still around, but I haven't seen it.

I'd love to see pics of Jeff Bezos' genitals. With his permission, of course.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:19 PM
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I've taken pictures of my boobs. Does that count?
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:28 PM
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Unfortunately, in the pre-Internet days, I had the misfortune of seeing a few Polaroids of other people who did that sort of thing
Male, same experience. You know, IMHO human genitalia, male or female, are pretty unattractive. That's why nature made it difficult for us to see our own unless we're specifically looking for them.
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Depends. I would have to see the pictures to decide.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:41 PM
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I never have. It wasn't possible when I was younger (no one would develop the film, and I didn't have a Polaroid). By the time it was possible, I was happily married.

The entire idea seems pretty perverse to me.
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I have Taiwanese and Japanese friends who hang out on chat sites to study English, and it's surprising (or sadly, not surprising) how many perverts there are out there.

I suspect that sending nakkid pics would be more common for couples who don't live together or can't meet regularly such as those who are having an affair.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:04 PM
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Female. I've sexted.

ETA (my husband and I have exchanged pictures. I've also seen unsolicited, why the fuck did you rando send me your junk???)

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Old 02-08-2019, 11:57 PM
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Male, same experience. You know, IMHO human genitalia, male or female, are pretty unattractive. That's why nature made it difficult for us to see our own unless we're specifically looking for them.
I agree. Not an aesthetically pleasing sight, by any stretch. I have never taken any pics and most definitely donít want to receive any.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:14 AM
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I'm male. I've never taken or sent such a pic. But I received one unsolicited. Unfortunately.

I passed that online account to the relevant authorities. And the authorities received a dick pic too after they took over the investigation.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:15 AM
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I've never sent or received genitalia pics, or sexy pics of any kind really. I think it would be fun to sext with my wife, and I've dropped a couple hints to her before, but she didn't seem interested. Alas. She's a total babe and she looks great naked.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:12 AM
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Just wanted to note that the New York Post headline recently was "Bezos Exposes Pecker".

And no, it has never even occurred to me to take a photo of my own genitalia.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:29 AM
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:53 AM
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Wife has sent me sexy pics of herself. ďThis is waiting for you after workĒ type stuff. More of a hard R than X rated. Just a bit of Jerry Mathers showing.
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My reaction was that if the medical textbooks I received omitted these sorts of pictures, I wouldn't mind at all.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:45 PM
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I never have. It wasn't possible when I was younger (no one would develop the film, and I didn't have a Polaroid). By the time it was possible, I was happily married.

The entire idea seems pretty perverse to me.
Back in the day I used to run a one-hour photo lab. We'd have to go through the negatives frame by frame to make sure we didn't develop any pictures with any nudity. If we came across any we couldn't print we'd leave a note in the photo package saying what we are and aren't allowed to print.

Lots of dick pics, especially from teenagers dropping off single-use cameras.
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I am a woman and I’ve never sent any, but I’ve received many unsolicited photos of the male pride. You can’t venture into online dating or social media these days (meaning the last ten years or so) without some dude thinking all your life is missing is a picture of his twig and berries.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:43 PM
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Male. Never sent, have received from ex-gf while she was at work (and horny).
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:51 PM
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Never sent, never received, but I am old and not on the dating market. I think it's very common these days.

A gay friend told me that his dating profile explicitly says "no dick pics, please" and he gets lots of dick pics.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:03 PM
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Male. Never sent any. Did get a couple of sexy/nude ones of females when dating in the early 2000s. Been with my current partner since the mid-2000s and shes never upgraded to a smartphone, so its never been relevant.

Back in the 70s I do remember a guy who worked in a photo shop and who would do copies of the nudes girls sent in to be developed. He kept his own private album. If you got him drunk he might show you.

Could have cost him his job, at best, if he'd been caught. Even back then.
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I've taken a picture of my swollen scrotum so I could do a "Before and After" comparison. Never sent it to anyone, and couldn't imagine doing so. Who'd want to see it? Neve received any such pix.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:16 PM
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I am male. I would never take pictures of or send images of my genitalia. I was laughing hysterically over Anthony Weiner's scandal, because it seemed so bizarre and unique, but it seems a bit less funny when that mistake happens over and over again. (Or sometimes not a mistake but deliberate harassment.) People on Reddit will say things like "my girlfriend saw my dick pics" or "my ex-boyfriend won't delete my nudes" like it's common, because apparently it is.

People get really weird about this topic. Apparently as soon as the camera was invented, people started taking naked pictures of themselves. Of course, there was no internet in those days, so those pictures would probably stay private. Then came cheap video cameras and the internet, so now there's sex tapes. And now there's smartphones, with apps such as Snapchat that were specifically designed to send "private" photos to each other. (And for a time, there was an app to save these pictures.)

These kinds of selfies can be used as a form of harassment. There is at least one photo sharing app that includes a thumbnail when you send it to a total stranger. Naturally jerks started taking images of their penis and sending them to nearby women, who would have to see a pic of their dick before blocking them. (Most apps allow you to say no before seeing the picture. If you're getting a picture from a total stranger, you might not want to see it. Especially if there are lots of Weiners who get turned on by sending dick pics to total strangers.)

I got work done on my teeth recently and started looking up information about it, including forum posts. One general medical forum had a lot of pictures of busted up teeth, fixed teeth, and other things relevant to what I was looking for (basically people attached images to every thread). On the side of the page were links to other posts, some of which were not relevant to what I was looking for, including once (based on the headline and thumbnail) a picture of a woman who had undergone some kind of breast surgery (I wasn't sure if it was cancer, implants, or whatever), and was asking questions about the results, which naturally included a picture. I was not expecting to see such a picture at work and closed that tab really fast. This was a site about medicine, but it was a forum where most posters were just patients; this wasn't a medical textbook. On the other hand, she didn't include her face or (presumably) any other identifying information.

Apparently telling teenagers the negatives about sharing these images is "bad" for some reason. Perhaps because the writers of those articles though this was being judgmental? But then anything involving parenting is controversial. Perhaps I could easily find news articles on "tell your teens they're horrible people for even thinking about this!" if I visit different newspaper websites.

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Male, yes and yes and video as well for both, with my wife, flaccid and erect, as part of veerrry extended foreplay right before her mid-tour leave from Iraq and again for the same reasons when her tour there was at its end. Why? I dunno except we both liked doing it. Never did that with anyone else though.

Not too worried if thst stuff makes it to the internet, nothing I'm ashamed of doing. If someone manages to figure out who I am from it, what, they're gonna try to blackmail me? Lol sure
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:10 PM
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Female, and since the pictures of my internal and external genitalia were taken during surgery [I was emailed copies when I asked for them for my own curiosity] not sure it would count ... though I did forward copies to my husband because he was interested as well. I also had through the microscope images of a couple of biopsies as well.


I have gotten an occasional dick pic texted to me, they got deleted as I didn't solicit them, I don't want random guy's dic picks.
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Male, yes and yes and video as well for both, with my wife, flaccid and erect, as part of veerrry extended foreplay right before her mid-tour leave from Iraq and again for the same reasons when her tour there was at its end. Why? I dunno except we both liked doing it. Never did that with anyone else though.

Not too worried if thst stuff makes it to the internet, nothing I'm ashamed of doing. If someone manages to figure out who I am from it, what, they're gonna try to blackmail me? Lol sure
Yeah, I think you are pretty safe. Hey, Bezos is coming off this just fine, and I don't think that will change if the photos actually get out there.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:56 AM
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I’m a gay male with a Grindr profile. I’ve both sent and received endless pictures, I’ve probably received 1000 unsolicited pictures.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:19 AM
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I'm a guy. Yes. It was a weird situation.

I was at work and a woman I knew sent an email asking if she had the correct email address. Yep, it was me. She then started sending email after email getting progressively more sexual. Like, "I really like you", then, "you are really good looking", then, "I am getting wet just thinking about you". I responded to each email in a noncommittal manner, assuming it was a practical joke of some sort.

After a dozen or so back and forth emails she requests a dick pic. I replied, "you first" and figured that was it. But she began sending pictures, including her face in some, so I knew they were real. I sent a few back.

Now, the rest of the story. I thought she was divorced (like me), but it turns out she was separated at one time but was back with her husband. She was unhappy, though, and had seen a doctor who started her on meds that affected her inhibitions in a crazy way. We agreed to delete all the emails and pictures. We occasionally run into each other, and are still friends, but we both act like that day never happened.
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I suspect that sending nakkid pics would be more common for couples who don't live together or can't meet regularly such as those who are having an affair.
DesertWife and I were apart for about three months. She was the only woman I've known to like visual erotica and requested something to remember me by. We took two close-up Polaroids, one excited. AFAIK she didn't share them with anybody.
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Now that we're on the subject, why *do* people mutilate their beautiful bodies with those abominable "tattoos" anyway???
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Slightly off topic, but the Guardian has just run a couple of articles (with explicit pics) about artist Laura Dodsworth, who took pictures of 100 vulvas and 100 penises, and published books with the pics and interviews with the owners. A soft-porn money-making project, in the guise of art, I would say!

She has chosen varied and 'interesting' bodies - definitely not porn stars.

NSFW

Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all

Me and my penis: 100 men reveal all
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Male. Never took a photo of my parts specifically, but inadvertently included a bit in photos of my post-surgical belly. I would crop the distinctive bits out if I showed the scar pictures to anybody. Heavens, it's hard to imagine sending dick pictures to others. I also never received any.

I gather this is pretty common from men, including unsolicited pictures, which I really don't get. Is this an age thing? -61
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Yeah, while I can see that exchanging sexy pics with your SO would be fun, sending an unsolicited dick pic is just incomprehensible to me.
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I've done it. But, to be frank, i have a beautiful dick. 😇
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I thought this CNN article on why men send unsolicited dick pics is timely. (The article says consensual texting is common.) Theories in the article:

1. Most men are bad at gauging women's interest.


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Besides, Katehakis says, most women aren't interested in pictures of penises at all.

"They're more turned on by (images of) a man's eyes or his butt," she said.

Joe Kort, a relationship and sex therapist in Royal Oak, Michigan, makes the some point. "Most men really have thought that women would be open and wanting to see (a penis picture) and that it would make them sexually aroused. Of course for most women this doesn't happen."
2. Men really like their penises and want women to share that. To me this conjures images of proud grandparents showing baby photos to anyone around them: "Look how handsome and big he is!" As one shrink said,
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3. They get a thrill like flashers did
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4. It's a form of hostility and control. Some of these guys like knowing they've shocked women.

5. It's a male-dominance thing.
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Detroit sex therapist Russell Stambaugh explained that sending pictures of private parts is a combination of seeking acceptance and intimacy, bragging and dominance-seeking.
6. Impulsivity.
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"Thrill seeking behavior such as this with a partner feels safe but cybercommunications are really never safe and this seems to be a lesson that bears repeating."
7. Evolution: It's sexual signaling. At one time, signaling to lots of females meant less chances of passing by chances to reproduce. As the article notes, we have evolved, though, so this is no excuse.
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Male. I have a few times, but I try not to do it too much since in the age of the internet nothing is sacred or private.

Though I don't think it should be as taboo or forbidden as people say. Society has some kind of unnatural obsession with genitalia when they are just a part of our bodies like anything else.
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After many years of intrepid navigation thru myriad online dating sites, social media and other forms of online co-mingling with my preferred gender, I am of the opinion that many more women enjoy (or at least display zero negative reaction to) getting pics of an impressive dick attached to a man they are attracted to than would ever admit to it in most circumstances. Like so many other situations between men and women, if a hot guy does it, it's a positive. If a non-hot guy does the same thing, he's a creeper.

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:23 PM
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After many years of intrepid navigation thru myriad online dating sites, social media and other forms of online co-mingling with my preferred gender, I am of the opinion that many more women enjoy (or at least display zero negative reaction to) getting pics of an impressive dick attached to a man they are attracted to than would ever admit to it in most circumstances. Like so many other situations between men and women, if a hot guy does it, it's a positive. If a non-hot guy does the same thing, he's a creeper.
Right on. It's the dobler-dahmer theory.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...u6KsesrWp5pbI8
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:26 AM
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People get really weird about this topic. Apparently as soon as the camera was invented, people started taking naked pictures of themselves. Of course, there was no internet in those days, so those pictures would probably stay private. Then came cheap video cameras and the internet, so now there's sex tapes. And now there's smartphones, with apps such as Snapchat that were specifically designed to send "private" photos to each other. (And for a time, there was an app to save these pictures.)
There are a number of websites devoted to vintage pornography. The best known is
SPOILER:
retroraunch dot info
. They have a disclaimer stating that they are not responsible for any trauma incurred by seeing pictures of your ancestors doing it.
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