Journalist Calvin reckons it’s an extension of the already popular thirst traps, the next level of seduction.
“Theoretically people have more dating options than ever,” he says.
“I’m trying really hard to overcome it,” he says, “but the pressure of being perfect – and as a result, sending nudes that people want to see – is insane."The concern for privacy is growing following high-profile data compromises and the leaking of A-list nudes.
While you can never be sure who’s going to see them, there’s a burgeoning industry focused on keeping your nudes private.
There’s the view, perhaps, they “might as well”, but given they’re up against men actually using charm to encourage a dick pic request, do they really think it’ll get them one straight back in return?
Susannah has some bad news: it’s not going to happen.
Technological advances have revolutionised dating experiences and sex lives too: apps, sexting, sex over Face Time, and, of course, the big one. The term “send nudes” is such second nature for anyone on a dating app or social media that it quickly became a meme and can be seen graffitied all over the world.
“I admit the cubicle ones aren’t always the best, so sometimes I’ll do a decent one at home and save it to send to her on Friday.
We love it.”Often overlooked is the normalisation of nudes and its effect on body positivity.
“It’s a bit like in a gameshow when they wheel out the grand prize. ’”The rules around sending nudes seem fairly simple, but boundaries are overstepped constantly – usually by men.
Most people would say an unsolicited dick pic is unwelcome – it’s much more polite to ask if they’d like one, or respond to a request – and yet men can’t seem to help themselves.