When your private parts go public.
We’ve all done it.
Well, maybe not everyone. But according to 2014 data, almost half of all sexually active American men and women ages 18 to 34 have sent a naked picture. Though men do it more, the women interviewed weren’t far behind.
Whether solicited or not, so-called “nudes” or “nudies” have been a standard practice of the younger generation for years, and as private and portable tech becomes even more commonplace, so do the scandalous photographs.
Of course, even when we send these in confidence, chances are other people will see them. A surprising number of young people who engage in the practice admitted that they share the pictures with others upon receiving them. Before you know it, your most intimate photos could be all over the place.
We’ve heard of the nude photo scandals both from celebrities and everyday teenagers alike, but what happens once these pictures are out of your control? These are the real stories of people who had their nude pictures leaked without their consent.
Huh, I can actually relate to this one. My gf just had this happen to her a couple weeks ago. One of her friends gave her the heads up that he’d seen her pics online, so she reverse image searched the photos she had. Two of the ones she took years ago ended up on some ex-gf site and we had no idea who it could be. Anyways, she just messaged the site and asked if they could be taken down. They emailed her back asking for a picture of her face with a piece of paper with the file names written as they appeared on the site. She did so and they went down. So no problemo in the end I guess (Jesus_Hong)
Crime and Punishment
This was a really crazy and stressful part of my life. Luckily the repercussions weren’t as bad as some others in this thread. I’ve learned from the experience which I appreciate.
I had no idea that my pictures were posted until a lawyer from California messaged me on Facebook informing me. Somebody had posted my nudes, with my Facebook and Twitter links underneath on one of those revenge websites. I still don’t know exactly who did it. The lawyer who contacted me was working on taking the website down as a class suit. It was a few months of stress, random people adding me on Facebook, and praying nobody I knew would see. Thankfully the website got shut down within 3 months or so. I was also only 16/17 in the pictures. Happened about 6-7 years ago. Shout out to that lawyer though, he was a big help and made me feel as comfortable as possible assuring he was going to have it shut down and not to pay any take-down fees.
UPDATE: I took a look through my messages, the website was UGotPosted. The owner got 18 years in prison. (BringYourEhGame)
I made account just to respond to this! Story time. This happened to me when I was starting university around 2010. I am a straight male, and at the time had gone through a break up and was not successful at going out partying and coming home with someone. I was frustrated. And desperate. Some gay guy added me on Facebook. I didn’t know him, but he was from the same city as a few friends of mine and they were his friends on facebook, so added him, whatever. It wasn’t so unusual.
A day or so later he messages me and tells me that his friend Jessica thinks I am hot. I had been drinking and another night out and about without any success was not what I wanted to do. So, I entertained the notion that this may be legit. Then he says she wants to add me to msn messenger. I’m not even sure people still said that in 2010, but whatever, a girl thinks I am hot and wants to talk to me. I’m optimistic.
I add her (?) to msn messenger and she proceeds to tell me all her kinks and sexual experiences. We chat more and she sends me nudes. I am drinking and I am getting off to this, so any skepticism I had is pushed to the back of my mind. She says that she will send more if I send some back, and a video. So I did, of course. I sent nudes of my c*ck and a video of me jerking off. I kept my face out of it, fortunately, but some people would know it’s me. We chatted some more and I asked for a number so we could take this further. She gave me some bullsh*t excuse and got offline.
The next day I was feeling regretful about what I had done, and certain that it was the guy that was tricking me into this, that Jessica was clearly a ruse to get me to send photos. I messaged a friend of mine who was friends with him. I kept it vague, but she confirmed my fears, he had preyed on a bunch of guys at her high school and got them to send nudes to him under a fake female name on msn.
Sh*t. I didn’t know what to do. I am freaking out, and I am not sure if I have legal recourse, or if I even want to take it because I didn’t want anyone to know that I fell for this. I felt violated and I strongly considered finding this guy at night and beating the living sh*t out of him. But then I thought about it, and had the first good idea in this whole ordeal.
I researched and found that I could create a batch file that, when opened, would delete the files and the folder within which it is located without asking the user’s permission. I created a compressed file of windows 7 backgrounds titled “for Jessica’s eyes only ;)” and password locked it. I then created the batch file and named it “password ;)”. I got on Facebook and asked the guy if Jessica was around and if she’d be interested in chatting on msn since I enjoyed it last night.
She(?!) gets online and we start chatting. I tell her that I have been thinking about her all day and that I have something for her, a bunch of nudes that I compressed to save space and that I password locked because I don’t want these getting into the wrong hands (lol). He probably had his c*ck in hand at this point waiting for it. I sent both the compressed folder and the batch file. I had no idea how he fell for it, but he opened it without delay, and it worked as I had tested it!
She messaged me back angrily (still in character!) stating that something went wrong and her whole folder/files are deleted, and she said that her master’s thesis is now deleted. How could you do this! How can you fix it! I messaged back, playing dumb, omg baby so sorry, I don’t know what happened, maybe you got a virus, I am not good with computers, do you want me to send these again? Vomit.
She gets offline. I get drunk and celebrate my victory. The next day on facebook guy messages me saying Jessica is upset what did you say to her! I say that I don’t know, I thought we were having a good conversation. I have no idea what she’s talking about, is she online, can I talk to her? I am not letting him know that I know it’s him. F*cking prick.
He eventually gets offline and I block and delete him and msn messenger for good. I’ll never fall for that shit again. My pics never ended up online anywhere over the past few years, and I am confident that these files cannot be recovered because it doesn’t even go to the recycle bin when you use a batch file.
I feel some vindication at least that all the photos of the other guys he preyed on were probably deleted by the batch file when he opened it as well. What I took away from this, in the wise words of a man much wiser than me is this: Fool me once, shame—shame on you, fool me—you can’t get fooled again. (question02938)