What is revenge porn?

In the world of psychology, revenge porn is a way of expressing someone’s resentment over their scorned lover. This may be due to break-up that is difficult to accept and very painful. In other words, one decided to take revenge and used the victim’s private sex materials so he can mentally torture and embarrass her in the public as a payment for breaking it off.

On the other hand, the government defines revenge porn as the sharing of private, sexual materials of another person without their consent for the purpose of causing embarrassment and distress. The sexual material can either be photos or videos and more often there is personal information putting the victim in danger of humiliation and feeling vulnerable.

Revenge porn is psychologically damaging to the victim. While this can be experienced by both men and women, it is often times that women are the targets. People who are causing this trouble are those who feel hurt and betrayed. Often times, they feel that the only way they can cover their cut is to expose the sex materials of the one they once loved. For them, it is their ultimate weapon in destroying their scorned lover.

Moreover, there are cases that someone who the victim thought loved and respected her is also the one who films her intimate and private moments together using a hidden camera. The worse, the person may try to sell the victim’s videos and make them public without her consent, and this is also a kind of revenge porn.

The impact of being betrayed by the one who you trusted and loved is more psychologically damaging than the actual break up. There are ways on how to prevent revenge porn from happening, and it is to investigate your loved one’s behavior. More often, these are the people who lack empathy to others and insensitive.

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