Intimate Image Abuse

Sharing, or threatening to share, intimate images without consent is a crime. This is sometimes called ‘revenge porn’ or ‘the non-consensual sharing of intimate images’. Please don’t delay in seeking help due to the current coronavirus situation. The Police and support services are there to help you.

Support if someone shares your intimate picture without permission

Intimate images can be shared in a number of ways, for example by text, social media or showing a physical or digital copy to another person.

What are intimate images?

Intimate images can be pictures or videos of you doing something normally done in private. You may have agreed to the pictures being taken, but you didn’t agree to them being shared with others.

An intimate image could show:

  • you taking part in a sexual act
  • your genitals, buttocks or breasts exposed in a private place (for example, at home)
  • you wearing only your underwear in a private place (for example, at home)

How you can report it

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