There are a lot of reasons you might want to share porn. You might want to watch porn with a boyfriend or girlfriend, trade porn or share porn with a friend as a joke.
Before you share anything, it’s important to think about:
- What the other person wants
Don’t send any sexual images or messages unless the other person has said it’s okay. And don’t pressure people to do anything sexual they’re not comfortable with. Find out more about consent
When you send a nude or link you lose control of it. That means someone else can tell anyone what you’ve sent or share it with other people
- How old you and other people are
Sharing porn with anyone under 18 is illegal, even if you’re under 18 as well or you’re sending a nude of yourself. If you’ve already shared something and you’re worried, try talking to a Childline counsellor for support
- What might happen in the future
Relationships can change over time. Even when you feel safe sharing porn or images now, that can change in the future.