People have a lot of strange fetishes: Some are turned on by feeding their partners high-calorie food (uh, yum?), and some even fantasize about being swallowed whole by a large animal (for real).
And in today’s weird fetish news, we’ve learned that preggophilia—pregnancy fetish—is a thing, too. Understandably, it’s causing some new moms serious stress.
One mom blogger, Meg Ireland, recently had an unwelcome encounter with the fetish when she discovered that some of the baby bump photos she’d posted on her website during her pregnancy had been uploaded to a pregnancy porn site without her knowledge.
To be clear, pregnancy is beautiful, so it’s not surprising that people would find pregnant women sexy as hell (they are!). But as you can imagine, finding your photo on a pregnancy porn site would be uncomfortable at best and a horrible violation of your rights at worst.
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Meg took to Instagram to warn other new moms about the potential risks of posting pregnancy pictures online. “I see so many people upload their bump pics and now I just gasp and hope to god they don't get into the hands of someone they shouldn't,” she says in her post. “We shouldn't have to worry about people stealing our photos, but unfortunately it happens ALL THE TIME!”
Meg says her pics were private at the time they were posted, but someone posing as a new mom joined her forum to get access to the images. It’s a good reminder to always, always use caution when posting anything to the web—you never know where it might end up.