The dangers involved with sending nudes

The dangers involved with sending nudes

Before sending out nudes, consider the following cons that could result in a lifetime of regret...

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Sending and receiving nudes has gained popularity over the years, especially with today's generation. 

According to a survey posted by Daily Mail, nearly 40% of singles between the ages of 18 and 22 send nude photos.

Even those in relationships send nudes as a way of keeping the spark alive.

On Tuesday morning, a sensitive video of a woman masturbating while wearing the uniform of a popular retail giant in South Africa went viral on X (Twitter). 

Her video sparked conversation and debate across social media platforms, especially because she wore the uniform and how that could have implications at work. 

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Although sending or receiving nudes can come with pleasure, it is important to consider the consequences in case things go wrong. 

Sending nudes can be much riskier and much more dangerous than you might think. 

The first danger is that once your nudes are out, there is no control over what could happen to them

Your photos or video could be leaked to the wrong people. Although you might send your nudes to a person you trust, if the relationship does not work out, your nudes could end up being shared. 

Also, in case you lose your phone, someone else can have access to the content and use it without your consent. 

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It can lead to blackmail or cyber bullying 

Unfortunately, once your nude photos or videos are out, someone can use them as a tool to blackmail you. You can even become a victim of cyberbullying. 

It can ruin your reputation 

It goes without saying that once your nudes are leaked, you can lose your reputation. That can also affect your workplace and if they are leaked online and go viral, they can even affect potential job opportunities in the future. 

Damage your mental health 

Once your nudes are out, that can affect your health. The stress that will come with knowing that other people you didn't want to see your nudes have access to them might take its toll on your mental health and emotions. It can even make you physically sick. 

So, before sending out any nude photos, it is advisable to think about all that could go wrong. 

In case you become a victim of revenge porn, read the following - Revenge porn: What to do when someone is threatening you

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