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07.26.13

Why Do Men Send Dick Pictures? The Schlong Has No Chance

Men like Anthony Weiner may think a below-the-belt picture is just what a girl wants—after all, they reason, the photos girls send are a turn-on. Not so, says porn star Aurora Snow, who’s received thousands of penis pictures.

“ME. LOOK at ME. Pay ATTENTION to ME.”

And attention is exactly what men get when they send us gals photos of their exposed genitals. Of course we can be guilty of the same thing. Women send photos of cleavage, the ever popular ass-in-thong shot, and much more. The fact is, women have more options in terms of what men find sexy, but for men it might feel as if the only sexy body part women want to see is below the belt.

Why do men text and email photos of their schlongs? I ask myself that every time I delete another stranger’s genitalia from my timeline or inbox. Between fan emails and Twitter, I’ve received hundreds if not thousands of them. Men think women want to see “it” just as much as they want to see girl parts. Sorry to disappoint you, boys, but that’s not always the case. I’m inclined to believe men are visual creatures, whereas women are more verbal. Just look at the market demographic for porn versus romance novels. Like many women I know, I’m more likely to become aroused from a steamy letter or text than a lewd photo.

I suppose men who send personal photos of their genitals do so in an effort to impress. It’s what they’d crave if they were women themselves (or so they think). Most of these men would jump for joy if a woman sent them photos of her hoo-ha. Former congressman Anthony Weiner is no exception. He’s obviously proud of his own appendage, and he wants it to be seen and admired. Perhaps his code name, Carlos Danger, offered him a sort of freedom from his Weiner persona. I can empathize. My code name is Aurora Snow, and with it as a shield I’ve performed many an act I’d never have felt comfortable doing with the name my mother gave me. And it is my code name that has brought on so many dick pics.

Sex begins in the brain. First we have to be receptive to that kind of foreplay. Second, it has to be welcomed. Typically this behavior has the opposite effect.

I asked my Twitter followers why guys send such graphic photos. Here are some of my favorite responses:

I’ve yet to receive any photos at half mast or limp. They’re always fully erect. It’s the state of arousal on full display, yet it’s not as arousing to the recipient as the sender may have hoped. Definitely the wrong way to get into a girl’s pants initially. Sex begins in the brain. First we have to be receptive to that kind of foreplay. Second, it has to be welcomed. Typically this behavior has the opposite effect. I block all incoming tweets of strangers’ schlongs. I’ve seen plenty in my life, and frankly it’s the man connected to the schlong who might have a chance. Never the schlong itself.