Many of the guys I talked to expressed basic confusion over how to know whether a woman wants a dick pic.(Pro tip: If she asks you for a dick pic, she wants one.) Apparently, guys blame porn for this lack of clarity: They watch a lot of porn on their laptops, smartphones and tablets — the very same devices they use to meet women online — and claim to conflate these two visual and sexually charged online modalities.I couldn't get off those dating platforms fast enough." And, Kate is not alone: 45% of women have received R-rated photos from men online.
The end goal of this little game is to elicit some kind of reaction — good, bad, or otherwise.”Laurel House, a dating coach (and longtime online dater), agreed: “There’s definitely a component of power tripping involved here.
They want to see how uncomfortable they can make a woman.
To investigate the psychology of the dick pic, I spent weeks plumbing the depths of Craigslist and Reddit message boards like /r/sex and /r/okcupid, chatting with guys who have admitted to sending unsolicited dick pics out of the blue to women they’ve just met, either online or in person. A few candid guys looked back at their behavior and were willing to acknowledge that sending an unsolicited dick pic was a way to assert their power by making a woman squirm.
Many were willing to engage in a candid, thoughtful discussion about their motivations. Many of these guys have struggled to get a woman’s attention, and sending a dick pic is a sure way to get a reaction.
After a while, women on these sites aren't people with feelings; they're just thousands of profiles who all seem to dislike you for completely unknown reasons.