Meg Ireland is a woman who was extremely happy when she found out she was pregnant, which is why she decided to share her experiences during pregnancy with other mothers on a social media group. She posted some pictures during pregnancy and now she wants to warn other expectant mothers not to do so because her pictures ended up on a pregnancy fetish site.
No one is thinking that someone else might steal her pregnancy photos and post them on porn sites for ‘preggophiles’, but unfortunately this is happening.
Preggophilia is when people are getting off on pregnant bellies.
Meg Ireland was shocked to learn that 15 pictures of her pregnancy were posted on a porn site of pregnant women for people to ogle at – in a disgusting way.
Meg thinks that although we should not be afraid of such things, they happen and she has learned on her own that we have to be very careful when posting something.
Meg initially found out about this from a friend who recognized her bump, but initially she didn’t think much about it. Later she entered the site and saw that there were 15 pictures of her that were stolen from a group of moms on social media. She said she was shocked by what she found on the site.
Meg said most of the pictures were stolen because there were pictures of moms simply spending the day at the mall or shopping and people were taking pictures of them secretly. Meg also saw that there were women uploading pictures of other pregnant women without their knowledge or even relatives of the pregnant women posting those pictures.
Later, one of the posted mothers alerted the authorities to investigate what is happening on that site. Meg decided to close her Instagram account where there were pictures of her pregnant and a new account was opened.
Meg said that she understands that this is the way the internet is and that these things always happen, but she was shocked to find out what happens next with the stolen pictures, so she decided to share much less things on social media than she did before.
There have been people who say it’s Meg’s fault for uploading pictures with her online, but Meg thinks that’s not true and the real problem is people stealing pictures and using them for porn, for example. She believes that a person should be able to have the freedom to post what he wants without worrying about which sites her pictures will reach.
Meg doesn’t mind if someone saves her pictures to show to someone else because that’s what the internet means, but she’s bothered by the reason her pictures were stolen.
Meg also warned other expectant mothers to be careful what they post.
Pregnancy support groups in Australia and New Zealand have warned expectant mothers that there are people who steal their pictures to post on pregnancy porn sites. The Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA) explained that these pregnancy fetishists entered groups of mothers under false profiles just to steal their pictures.
We should all be more careful when we post something and we should think about where the posted pictures might end up. Unfortunately, sometimes we can be in danger without realizing it.