I’m going to go ahead and just say that about 99 percent of guys reading this right now have sent a dick pic at some point in their life. Hey, it’s OK, as long as the girl isn’t caught off guard by it. Unfortunately, too many guys think they’re penis is the world’s treasure and that everyone should enjoy it, sending dick pics without warning.
Well, if you happen to be one of these guys, you might want to rethink your strategy, because a new New York City bill could actually make sending those unsolicited dick pics an actual crime. Yep, you’ve officially been warned, gents.
According to an article on Gizmodo, the proposed legislation was was brought by Councilmen Joseph Borelli, Donovan Richards, and Justin Brannan, who are co-sponsoring the bill. If passed, the bill would make it illegal “for a person to send an unsolicited sexually explicit video or image to another person with intent to harass, annoy or alarm such other person,” and that, any offender of this so-called cyberflashing, could face up to one year in jail or a $1,000 fine.
“In the old days, you had to have a long trench coat and good running shoes,” said Councilman Borelli told the New York Times. “Technology has made it significantly easier to be a creep.”
“Keep your pic in your pants,” Richards also told the Times in a deft example of how to promote your legislation.
With the proposed bill aimed at cracking down on those dudes who send dicks pics without warning, it states that the purpose is to eliminate people from sending “intimate images” using “an electronic device,” such as a cellphone “or any other electronic communication device, including devices capable of sending text messages or e-mails.” This means that, if you’re sending naughty things without warning, you could be setting yourself up for some serious trouble.
While you may match with a girl on an online dating app and think that she’s the one who wants a dick pic from you, it’s best to think for a second and refuse hitting that little “send” button, because that unsolicited pic could soon be against the law. So, yeah, don’t be the creep to get busted.