I feel like I’m going to receive of a lot of black lash for this, but it should be common sense. (hear me out only the first part is bitchy)
Don’t give out nudes if you’re not able to handle them being leaked
Don’t give them to people who have a bad rep, or people you don’t know well.
Don’t ever put your fucking face in them, or any clothes, furniture appear in which you take selfies in alot.
Don’t send them without a bit of leverage (i.e their nudes)
Don’t be stupid. Listen to your gut.
If they do get leaked, you don’t have to explain. You don’t have to act like you’re at fault, because you can’t control what another person does if they seemed trusting. But what you can do is realize that we all have bodies. Everyone has something, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about or insecure about. Hell, this might not go for everyone but you thought your body was good enough for one person, why not let everyone be good enough for everyone else? Maybe you have a special birthmark that’s really cute, or you put a certain pizzazz into taking them. I don’t know. But all I do know is that if something like this happens, you can 1.) let it eat at you forever, or 2.) realize you made a mistake and come to terms. I’m sure anyone reading this has dealt with someone elses nudes being spread; and yet here they are. It’s not going to kill you or ruin your rep. What kills you and ruins your rep is when you let it consume you. When you become destructive towards yourself and others. Just know that it’s gonna make you or break you, but you have the choice of controlling which one gets picked. There’s so much body positive stuff I see being thrown around, but so little people believe in it. I’ve had my friend say ‘uhhh hey is this your butt orrrr’ and I’m not gonna lie, I still get red thinking about it. But I found where they were, deleted them, joked about it for a bit and shrugged it off.
Lots of people are going to see you naked, or atleast somewhat close to being so. (bikinis, summer clothes, maybe your cat ran outside when she wasn’t supposed to and you were just wearing a shirt) The best thing you can do it have a talk with yourself and just realize it’s not the end of the world.
you go girl and or boy and or whatever preferred pronouns you have
im sure that you’re a lot savvier in a sucky situation than you led yourself to believe, and you’ll find peace with it.
now look at this kitty pushing another kitty in a shopping cart because you deserve it