If you’re being blackmailed with intimate photos, it can be a traumatic experience. Take care of yourself during this difficult time. In this article, we’ll provide guidance on what to do if someone is blackmailing You with Nudes.
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How Do People Leak Nudes?
Revenge Porn. Ex-partner with a motive to cause distress or embarrassment leaks sexually explicit images and videos of you online.
Hacking. The angry boyfriend or girlfriend will do anything to get even after the breakup. They’ll try and hack your account, steal files that belong to you, or use spy cameras for pictures.
Making threats like this puts you in a terrible situation. You might feel like there’s no other option but to do what your partner says because they’ve basically blackmailed us, and that just isn’t okay. Blackmailing is an abusive tactic used by people who want power over another individual.
What to Do if Someone is Blackmailing You with Nudes?
There are steps that one can take if they find themselves being Blackmailed and Sextorted with nude photos. The following list provides some helpful advice on how to proceed and get out of this situation safely:
- Threat neutralization – taking action against threats so they cannot be used as leverage or manipulation. There are many ways to deal with a threat, such as going straight up in conversation. If your partner says “I’ll tell mommy!” You can just say ‘Hi Mom! … Sorry if it made you worry though.’ And then continue talking like nothing happened. The blackmailer won’t be able to control you with that threat anymore.
- The support system will help you stay firm and feel supported during a difficult time. Parents, friends, or counselors could calm down you are going through something tough in your life by being there for you emotionally with kind words that give hope when all seems lost. Feel free to call our Sextortion Helpline. We can help you.
Can I Report Someone Who’s Blackmailing Me with My Nudes?
If a person shares (or threatens to share) intimate photos without permission, they have shattered your trust and left you feeling scared. The good news is that there are ways in this situation to get issues sorted out though it may not happen immediately.
1. It’s not your fault
You should know that sending nudes or threatening to share someone’s private pictures without consent can get somebody in trouble. It’s called image-based abuse and there are laws against this kind of thing.
2. Screenshot it
Screenshots allow you to capture the evidence of abuse and are useful in reporting it, if necessary.
3. Remove this information from the Internet
When you are confident and feel safe, tell the person who posted your nudes that you no longer consent to them having your nudes. For safety reasons, it’s also important to take a screenshot of this message as proof of what has been said, so there’s a record if something does go wrong.
4. Report it
If you being Blackmailed on Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp you can report the people threatening you, their threats, and any images they’ve shared by clicking the “…” on the upper right corner of any post.
You can also check out our article “Do Sextortionists Follow Through On Instagram?”.
Should I Talk to the Person?
Remember that each situation is different. If the person threatening you is a stranger, it might be best to report them but not reply back with any information about yourself or your personal life.
You can never know for sure what someone else is going through, but if you feel comfortable enough to go speak with them and ask that they stop putting up posts on social media then do so. Don’t let this person’s actions define who you are!
The act of blackmailing is a coward’s way to handle problems, and we should not fear threats in the first place. Society needs more support for victims who face these situations, instead of criticizing their nude leaks. Don’t let yourself get intimidated so easily.
Now you know what to do if someone is blackmailing you with nudes. If expert advice or services are needed contact us. If you have any questions about what to do next. We are always here for your convenience and anonymity, so don’t hesitate!