Are you fond of sending dick pics, guys? If so, at what point do you send dick pics and naked selfies? A month after regularly chatting or texting with the guy and you want to change the dynamics between the two of you? Or right after you guys exchanged hellos? Or is it when you two are already in a relationship? Most importantly, why do you send dick pics, and do you send one even if the other party has not requested it?
We also have a question for Adam4Adam blog readers who dislike sending dick pics: do you like receiving them instead? Do you request/ask for it? Moreover, do you consider receiving unsolicited dick pics a form of sexual harassment?
We are bringing this up because recently, California has unanimously passed Senate Bill 53, or the cyber flashing bill.
Cyber flashing is defined as “the act of someone using the internet to send an image of their naked body, especially the genitals (= sexual organs), to someone that they do not know and who has not asked them to do this.”
Simply put, those who receive unsolicited or unwelcome “obscene material” could sue its senders once the bill is signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “Obscene material” means:
material, including, but not limited to, images depicting a person engaging in an act of sexual intercourse, sodomy, oral copulation, sexual penetration, or masturbation, or depicting the exposed genitals or anus of any person, taken as a whole, that to the average person, applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interest, that, taken as a whole, depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way, and that, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
You can read the entire bill here.
According to Queerty, the “law wasn’t really meant to stop all sexytime flirting on hookup apps.” They added that the bill was “initially passed to stop two types of cyber flashers: those who use local networks to drop graphic sexual images onto the smart devices of everyone in close proximity, and those who send unwanted pictures of their junk as a form of online sexual harassment.” Read more about it here.
A report by Pew Research Center in 2017 said that more than half or 53% of women aged 18-29 received unsolicited explicit images, while 37% of men in the same age range were sent explicit images they did not ask for. Check their study in full here.
If you wish to learn more about cyber flashing and which states have passed or are preparing a similar bill, read here.