Anonymous asked: Hey girl! I love your blog btw but I just wanted to know why you're so grossed out by penis pictures? It's just a penis. You wouldn't be grossed out if someone sent you a picture of their arm or ear it would just be weird. When guys send me penis pictures I'm not offended or grossed out because it's just a part of human anatomy that billions of men have.
TW: sexual assault, child abuse, exposure, domestic violence. Why would I be offended by an unsolicited penis picture? In general I just don’t find them attractive. In general. Not appealing. Things I like I about a man, his eyes, his smile, his hands. The sound of his voice. The way he smells. Scars, tattoo’s, freckles….hell even stretch marks. I like to see how life changed him and how. There is so much more to a man than a dick or his sexual prowess. (something else that sendind dick pic does is kind of project…. the limited sphere in which he see’s his greatness…in his perspective anyway).
It shouldn’t matter why I don’t like it. “If I don’t like it. I don’t like it, it doesn’t mean that I’m hating-“(common) on those that do.
But since we are going to go there. Why would grown woman not want to see a penis, suddenly without warning? Trauma. Lots of it.
The neighbor next door that would expose himself repeatedly to us as children for a whole summer. When the cops came he got a warning.
Child abuse. I won’t get into the details but it did happen. To me. My siblings. My friends. (in general)
Rape and abusive relationships.
People in general feeling as though they can do things to me without my consent makes me very upset. It’s called a trigger. That feeling that you can’t do anything about what just happened to you.
Once I got a dick pic sent to me on the bus ride to work. By a “nice guy” who went on for 15 mintutes about his job, his car, where he would like to take me the day before.It was early in the morning….I was tired, suddenly I get text. I open it, and there it is. And I sat there trapped with this feeling of violation and panic.
So…this isn’t just “LOL omg, it’s just a silly penis.” Don’t be dismissive. It’s people that do not care about how other people feel enough to get consent before displaying themselves sexually do things like this without considering anyone but themselves.
Oh hey look, a 12 year-old just grasped the main concepts of The Hunger Games more accurately than most media networks.