Gay People Face Higher Risk of 'Revenge Porn' Than Straight People, Study Finds

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“Revenge porn” has become a disgusting scourge among online dating communities, and gay people face the most danger from the new trend, one study found.

The term “revenge porn” refers to posting publicly online nude or nearly nude photos of a person without that person’s consent, according to a study by the Center for Innovative Public Health Research. The embarrassing breach of privacy has recently targeted film and TV actors, including Jennifer Lawrence and Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones, but revenge porn occurs every day among users of dating apps and other online services.

Researchers found that, among those surveyed, one in 25 Americans has either been threatened with or been the victim of revenge porn. However, there is a substantial gap in the risk between heterosexual and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) Internet users.

The study found that 17 percent of LGB Internet users were threatened with or victims of revenge porn, against 2 percent of straight Internet users.

Find out more about the study here

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