" As silly as this issue might seem to be, it offers some genuine opportunity for insight into the ways that modern technology reveals interesting aspects of sexuality and gender.This definitely appears to be more of a male thing.Smartphones, texting, email and online dating are the current vehicle for this behavior and sexual dynamic, but let's not pretend that this is a new issue.The underlying sexual processes and dynamics have always been with us.They feel some pride that their penis generated this strong reaction. But if we remove as much of the reinforcement, including negative attention, many of these men might view this behavior as ultimately unrewarding.
Unfortunately, I don't think such dialogue is happening, or even possible right now.
I do think that this is a particular issue in our society, where nudity is sexualized and taboo.
I wonder if women have as strong a reaction in societies where intersex nudity is common in bathing and beaches?
At least, in terms of sending the pictures unrequested.
Both males and females are commonly sending nudes of themselves to people they meet online, but women tend to wait until asked.
Women, and all people, should be able to have some safe spaces.