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Like any other models, Emily Sears use to share regular snaps of her photoshoots and selfie on social media platforms, but unlike them, her profile pics doesn't end with lots of likes and comments.
From past few years, she is receiving something unexpected from her male fans, and now she is alerting their girlfriends about it.
And that was becoming a problem: unsoliciated "dick pics."
She said "I usually receive at least one or two dick pics per day, at minimum. It's just been consistently happening for so long. I became absolutely fed up with these kinds of disturbing and disgusting messages and comments online."
And let them know how their partner behaves online.
Emily's friend Laura also received unwanted nudes pictures for over the years.
Laura speaks about how it astounds her to see that the daily harassment she faces actually comes from those who are already in a relationship.
"I guess I felt really sad for her," Laura said. "So I sent her a message with a screenshot of our conversation telling her that I was really sorry, but I thought she deserved to know how her boyfriend was behaving towards other women.
"I know if the roles were reversed and it was my boyfriend sending that shit out, I would want to know."
They click on the men's profiles to see if whether they have a partner and if yes they send a message.
Sometimes they take a screengrab of girlfriend's or the wife's profile and send it back to the men in revert.
"We send the photos as a reminder for them to have respect for women," Emily said. "I think it provides an accountability that people seem to lose online; being behind a screen gives people a false sense of anonymity."
"I have noticed since posting my responses as a warning that the number has been significantly lower. I think my followers are slowly getting the message."
"Their apologies always seem fake. Sometime they try and say their friend stole their phone, and that it wasn't them. I don't believe they're sorry so much as they're sorry you're putting them on blast." Emily said.
"This isn't just happening to models with a big followings. It's happening when women are online dating and denying matches with men. It can happen to any woman online, just like it can happen to any woman walking down the street." Emily said