If this isn’t a reminder to be careful on social media, nothing is. When you upload your baby bump pics to social media, you probably think only your friends and family are taking a gander.
That is often not the case.
In fact, the thing you need to be worried about MOST is something called “Preggophiles”.
Yes, preggophilia is a thing; people are getting off on pregnant bellies. GO FIGURE.
One mummy blogger (Meg Ireland) was horrified to learn that around 15 of her ‘baby bump’ pics had been set up on a porn site full of pregnant woman to be ogled at.
Now she is warning other mums about the dangers of cyber space. “I see so many people upload their bump pics and now I just gasp and hope to god they don’t get into the hands of someone they shouldn’t,” she wrote on Facebook.
That time my bump went viral in a not so good way. This bump pic along with around 15 other pictures ended up on an online “preggophilia” site. Which is a porn site for people who like pregnant women. I see so many people upload their bump pics and now I just gasp and hope to god they don’t get into the hands of someone they shouldn’t. We shouldn’t have to worry about people stealing our photos, but unfortunately it happens ALL THE TIME! When I was scrolling through this god awful site trying to find where this thread was, I saw some pretty fucked up shit. People who were uploading pictures of their wife to other users, brother in laws uploading pictures of their sister in laws and women uploading pictures of their work colleagues!!! I literally couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Who was I to blame for this? People would say I should only blame myself for uploading “personal pictures” and that it was my own fault (even though my profile was then private). I see it differently. I didn’t care that someone had screen shot my photo to show someone, it’s was what they did with my photo that made me physically sick to my stomach. WHYYY should we have to sit and worry about this when uploading a photo on our social media sites? Please be cautious about who follows/adds you. Block them if they look like a creepy MF. Moral of the story, I totes want another bubba and a big Ol’ belly like this again! 😫😫
“We shouldn’t have to worry about people stealing our photos, but unfortunately it happens all the time.” “It never occurred to me that people would be totally into a tired, hormonal sweat ball.
But they are, so please be aware when sharing pictures online of a growing baby belly,” Meg told Kidspot. She was altered to the site when a friend sent it through to her around 8 months ago.
“My bump was a pretty out there bump, many of my friends recognised it from a mile away,” she said. “I was initially taken aback but I didn’t think too much of it at first until I realised that more than one of my photos had been taken — about 15 all up.”
The person who stole Meg’s photos posed as a mum in an online mother’s group page, and also lured other people in the group to share their own bump photos.
“When I was scrolling through this god-awful site trying to find where this thread was, I saw some pretty f**ked up sh**,” she said. “I literally couldn’t believe what I was seeing.