If you are female, with a cell phone, and you are between the ages of teenhood and death, I think it’s pretty safe to assume that you have been sent a dick pic at some point in your life! Whether you solicited such a photo or not, the fact remains that guys seem to list taking pictures of their junk as one of their favourite activities. Personally, the whole thing kind of baffles me, but there are obviously lots of things that drive them to do it! Here are six reasons guys send dick pics!
1. They’re Projecting
Guys are not known for being subtle when it comes to flirting and dating practises, so it’s likely that they might send you a dick pic because it is their way of showing you what they want to receive in return; i.e. a photo of your own private parts! Of course, being sent a dick pic is in no way a binding contract that means you have to do the same thing, but it’s not going to stop him trying!
2. Easy Tech
Let’s be real, if smartphones where a thing in the Victorian times, those dudes would have been sending dick pics too! The rise of technology has made it easier than ever for people to share intimate parts of themselves, and when you are as horny as young guys tend to be, the temptation is usually too much to resist.
3. Sexual Satisfaction
Some guys get off not on seeing your naked body, but at the thought of you seeing theirs. It’s a whole thing, and it’s much more common than you might think. They get sexual gratification from showing you, but you need to make sure that consent is a big element of your picture messaging.
4. Power Move
Some guys see sending a dick pic as a kind of power move, and this is an area where it starts being not okay. If you haven’t solicited such a picture, and you receive one in a domineering, almost aggressive sort of way, that definitely counts as harassment.
Like I said, guys aren’t usually known for their subtlety, so a dick pic is generally the most direct way for him to let you know that he is interested! If you are sharing a mutual attraction and flirtation, then this can be seen as the next step, but if he’s sending it way too soon, you need to make sure that you let him know he’s out of line.
6. They Think It’s Sexy
Guys watch a lot of porn, which makes them think that any kind of sexual imagery is a turn on. It might be for him, and it might be for you if that is the sort of thing that you are in to, but it’s important to make sure that you are both on the same page when it comes to deciding what is acceptable and what isn’t.