One woman has revealed the extreme lengths she went to in order to delete nude photos of herself from an ex partner’s mobile phone.
Let’s be honest, in moments of hormonal-fuelled frenzies, it’s understandable why so many people end up sending nudes, or ‘dick pics’.
However, Jana Hocking has shared her story about the regret of sending a ‘chelfie’ – a name she uses for a snap of someone’s breasts, i.e. chest-selfie – after her relationship went south and she was fearful of him sharing it.
Writing about her ordeal in Whimn, Jana said:
A few years ago I broke up with a guy who didn’t take it very well.
I was well aware he had a boob shot of me on his phone (yes, shameless, I know) and the thought he might revenge-share it was very real.
So I did something I never thought I would do.
Jana revealed she actually broke into her former partner’s house, and proceeded to go on his phone, find the image, and delete it:
I arrived at his house super late at night when I knew he would be asleep, snuck through his window while he was snoring up a storm, grabbed his phone, scrolled through his photos, found the offending shot and deleted it before commando-rolling the heck out of there.
To this day, I thank God that fingerprint identification hadn’t been invented yet.
It got me thinking, though: Are these the lengths women now have to go to in order to protect themselves online?
Jana admitted she didn’t want the entire world to see her chest, or as she puts it, ‘a group of snickering jerks at the pub’, but said how it was never on her mind when she sent it to him. Her honesty is something a lot of people could probably relate to.
She also mentions how she’s – ‘regrettably’ – had male friends show her images sent to them by girls, who probably thought the images were only ever going to be seen by one set of eyes.
Despite the worry and concern, Jana says there’s nothing wrong in sending ‘a saucy pic’, she just wants others to be aware, should things take a turn for the worse in the relationship, be prepared for the fact your image/s might get seen by other people.
However, Jana’s concerns ring an unpleasant truth.
According to a recent study by the Kinsey Institute, 23 per cent of people surveyed admitted to sharing sext images they receive.
Over 5,000 adults between the ages of 21 and 75 were participants for the study, and said they shared the images with an average of three or more different friends.
But remember people, advancements in technology means it’ll now be harder to get into someone else’s phone, thanks to face recognition and fingerprint identification, in case you were thinking about pulling a stunt like Jana’s.
Her lasting piece of advice? Have a read:
So while you’re still more than welcome to send that special someone an extra-special photo, my advice would be to take off all identifying jewelry, pose like a queen and make sure you crop out your face before you hit Send.
Just remember to stay safe while online people.
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