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Photo courtesy the author. My DMs are graced with at least a handful of dick photos every week from men I have never met—and likely never will. Are they out of their minds? Moreover, I wonder how these men view their outreach initiatives. Do they think of it as a somewhat bold but possibly effective move, one that costs them zero and is still arousing, whether or not I respond? It turns out—yes. As a sex scientist and self-saboteur, I always click. What made him like that? What did he want to accomplish—and has he ever succeeded?
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Dick pics are everywhere, and nobody knows what to do about them. I think it's your dick, and how you fucking photograph it. A spate of recent papers seeks to engorge the discourse—and explore just why men are sending these nudes in the first place. According to Cory Pedersen, a psychologist and human sexuality researcher at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, about 50 percent of the dick pic senders she interviewed had no qualms sending an unsolicited photo of their genitals. The difference between the groups came down to two variables: narcissism and sexism. Men who exhibited higher levels of both tend to send nudes without asking.
Skip navigation! Story from Health Trends. The penis carries a lot of baggage. In pop culture, it's often depicted as comical how many comedies are powered by male nudity gags? Perhaps it's causing its owner grief in some way — by failing to perform sexually, for example — and is a spectacle for onlookers to ridicule. Rarely is it presented as just another body part — sometimes sexual, yes, but also functional in other ways, and most of the time just there, one among many parts of a body that belongs to a person with a mind that is not, in fact, controlled by genitals. And it's time we looked at it this way. Outside of porn, or maybe art museums, we have few opportunities to witness penises in this way if we do not either have one or have a partner — at the very least, a sexting partner — who does.