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Prevent Revenge Porn: 9 Ways To Protect Your Sexual Privacy

9 Ways To Protect Your Sexual Privacy

Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn is the non-consensual sharing of sexually explicit photographs or videos online.


Sharing photos and videos has never been so easy. While most of us still recall the day when few people owned a cellphone, younger generations have always had the joys and distractions of the internet. However, the dark side of the internet includes crimes like revenge porn.

Revenge porn damages the victim’s reputation, career, family life, and self-esteem. Having intimate photos plastered all over the internet, often with identifying information, can be debilitating, humiliating, and horrifying. Although most often the perpetrator is an old lover, sometimes the damage is done by an anonymous hacker.

9 Steps To Prevent Revenge Porn


9 Steps To Prevent Revenge Porn

Just because you may be threatened with revenge porn someday doesn’t mean you should never turn your phone on ever again or ever share an intimate photo with your significant other. As an adult, understand the risks and make your decision.

2. Communicate with your partner.

If you and your partner choose to share sexually explicit photos with each other, be sure to talk about expectations for the photos.

3. Draft a prenup.

In this day of viral photos, creating a prenup with specific clauses about sharing photos is added protection. Be clear about what types of photos can be shared publicly of your spouse, especially steering clear of images that might ruin his or her reputation.

4. Image search yourself.

Search the internet for photos of yourself occasionally to make sure that no one has shared your intimate photos inappropriately. You may want to do a text search of your name as well.

Revenge Porn Lawyer

Revenge Porn Lawyer


5. Screenshot everything.

Whether you receive a threatening message or discover a sexually explicit photo of yourself online, screenshot the item as evidence and document it. This information could be very useful in the future if you decide to take legal action.

6. Support revenge porn prevention organizations.

A number of organizations exist with the sole goal of protecting the rights of individuals online. Naturally, you can volunteer, donate, or share about these causes.

7. Contact your state government.

In Pennsylvania, Act 115 of 2014, amending Titles 18 and 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, protects the sexual privacy of Pennsylvanians; however, not all states have adopted a law to protect against revenge porn. Check your state government, and contact them to say that you want a law to be passed protecting online sexual privacy rights.

8. Familiarize yourself with the law.

Although Pennsylvania protects against revenge porn, many states still do not. However, if you’ve taken the photo of yourself, legally it belongs to you under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

9. Raise awareness about revenge porn.

A surprising number of people don’t realize that they are protected from the sexual abuse of revenge pornography by law. When someone faces the threat of having his or her sexually explicit photos shared, the fear can be crippling. Let others know that revenge porn is illegal. You can help to prevent revenge porn simply by sharing this article.

If revenge porn prevention hasn’t worked for you and nude photos of you are already online, contact a revenge porn lawyer. He or she focuses on your sexual privacy rights under the law.

Don’t hesitate, talk to a revenge porn attorney: (412) 626-5626 or lawyer@lawkm.com.

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