Study Finds Guys Who Send Unsolicited Dick Pics Are Mostly Narcissists

by | Aug 9, 2019

Research just confirmed there are two types of dudes who send unsolicited pics of their genetalia to women: a.) narcissists and b.) sexist douchebags.

The study’s authors surveyed 1,087 men, comparing the personalities of those who regularly sent surprise dick pics vs those who didn’t.

RELATED: 12 Ways To Feel Sexy AF Right This Very Second

While most of the guys said it was their way of getting the recipient to respond with sexually explicit photos of themselves, some simply took snaps of their penis to satisfy their own sexual or personal needs. Experts say this is textbook narcissistic behaviour.

“A narcissist is essentially somebody who is self-­obsessed to an extreme degree,” forensic psychologist Darrel Turner told Health. “This is someone who has a high level of confidence and belief in themselves, but to a very unhealthy and harmful extent—to the point at which it actually distorts their sense of reality about themselves, other people, and the world around them. It can also lead them into manipulative and exploitative behaviour, because they will prioritise their own needs above anyone else’s.”

So far, semi-funny. But here’s where things get uncomfortable: over 14 per cent admitted they hoped to elicit feelings of fear by sending the photos. 10 per cent did it to disgust the other person and 8 per cent to make them angry. Another 8 per cent’s aim was to invoke a sense of shame. 

RELATED: 8 Signs You’re Totally Breaking Up With A Narcissist

Thankfully, 82 per cent of all the senders had seemingly good (albeit totally wrong) intentions: they thought the recipient would actually get turned on by giving them a glimpse at their junk.

“By sending unsolicited genital images, most men hoped to elicit sexual arousal in the recipient(s), though a minority hoped to elicit negative feelings,” the study states. “In general, men who sent dick pics reported higher levels of narcissism as well as ambivalent and hostile sexism.”

Bottom line? Put it away, fellas. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

RELATED: What It Means About Your Relationship if You Sext Him Often

Recommended to you

Women Fleeing Domestic Violence Can Now Receive A One-Off Support Payment

It’s been labelled the shadow pandemic and the fact remains that for many women across Australia, domestic violence is a lived reality that doesn’t discriminate by age, occupation, or socio-economic status. Researchers have found that during Covid-19 lockdowns, there was a surge in family and domestic violence, with agencies experiencing a surge in demand as nearly half their clients reported an increase in controlling behaviours. 

As many who have lived through such turmoil and trauma can attest, the roadmap to fleeing such situations at home can be fraught with challenges and extremely difficult to navigate, particularly when such bureaucracy makes it even harder. Now, it’s been announced that women fleeing a violent relationship will be given a one-off $5,000 payment as part of a federal government trial scheme. 

Known as the “escaping violence payment scheme,” the government has set aside $144.5 million over the next two years to give women $1,500 cash, with the remainder to pay for goods and services, bond, school fees and other necessaries to establish a new safe home. UnitingCare Network will be tasked with delivering the payments while helping link women and their children with relevant community services. 

As the Daily Telegraph reports, “An analysis of domestic violence data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that while it is more common for women from poorer areas, women from high socio-economic areas are not immune from experiencing partner violence.”

As Women’s Safety Minister Anne Ruston explained, the trial has been introduced with the aim to help women overcome the financial barriers that might deter them from leaving a violent relationship. “We know that financial hardship as well as economic abuse - which may involve interfering with work or controlling or withholding money - reduces women’s ability to acquire and use money and makes it difficult to leave violent relationships,” she said. 

“The payments will assist people who need financial support to leave. We know the size of the house a woman is fleeing doesn’t matter. Often she bundles the kids into the car, maybe the dog too and they leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.”

To be eligible for a payment, women must be facing financial stress and have some evidence of domestic violence such as a referral from a family and domestic violence service provider with a risk assessment and safety plan, or an AVO, court order or police report. As UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little said, “We believe that all people, especially women and their children, have the right to live freely and without fear, and this payment is an important step forward to ending violence against women and children.”

If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.

If you’d like to speak to someone about domestic violence, please call the 1800 

Respect hotline on 1800 737 732 or chat online. 

Under 25? You can reach Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800 or chat online.