I’ve been sharing nude or mostly nude photos on Instagram for about a year. For the first few months, I turned off the comments, because ew… I have seen the shit men will comment under a completely innocent selfie/profile pic on Facebook. No thanks. But out of curiosity, I left them on once and was pleasantly surprised. They were overwhelmingly supportive, and for the most part they were very respectful as well. (Instagram 1 – Facebook 0.) Now, there are always exceptions and a few dirtbags who don’t know the difference between paying a simple compliment and being a total fucking creep. Or an asshole. Likely both.

One dude bro, a guy I knew in real life no less, said “Lol u just like to torture men, a little sadistic if you ask me.” Um, yeah. Nobody is making you follow me. Maybe you’re just a masochist? I’m not one to judge, except the asshole part, but I’m hardly to blame either. And guess what? News flash: I take and share pictures I like because, wait for it, I fucking like to. If you don’t like my page or what I share, shut the fuck up or get the fuck out. The door is right there. It’s even open for fuck’s sake. But don’t project your bullshit preconceived motives onto me. They have nothing to do with me.

And while we’re at it, the whole “I’d like to see more” comment!?! Or any variation thereof. Do me a favor. Are you listening? Because this is important. Take that one and shove it directly up your ass. As far as you can get it. I mean all the way up there. I will share what I want, how I want, when I want. And that’s it. If you want to see more, stick around. I’m always taking new pictures, but I will never share more than I am comfortable with. But as far as my Instagram page is concerned, you are getting a glimpse into my intimate self portraits. For free. Don’t be greedy. And don’t be a fucking douchebag about it.

A very recent and much more innocent comment, from a woman, asked what expressions men tend to like most because I looked “disapproving” in my last pic. I answered, “I don’t know, I’ve never asked.” I take and share the photos I happen to like the most. I’m proud of the pictures I post on social media. I feel sexy and empowered when doing it, so I keep at it. And I will continue to do that as long as it is something I enjoy and feel comfortable doing. But all of that, and I mean all of that, from the shooting to the sharing is my call.