Receiving unsolicited genital pictures from men appears to be a largely negative experience for most women, according to a new study published in The Journal of Sex Research. But gay and bisexual men appear to be significant more receptive to receiving such images without warning.
“My work, broadly, explores the intersections between digital communication technologies (mostly online dating sites/applications, Internet-based sex work sites, and social media platforms), sexuality, and intimacy. I am also interested in how people navigate digital consent communication,” said study author Alexandra Marcotte, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Kinsey Institute.
“I was interested in this particular project because the practice of sending dick pics has become so common and is discussed so much, but there is very little research on the topic, especially when it comes to gay and bisexual men. As someone who studies both consent and digital sexual practices, it made sense to tackle this project.”
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