Why Do Flashers Flash?
I’ve always wanted to know. Their discussion boards might clue us in. If you check them out you might see comments like this:
Women in general are quite happy to watch so long as they can convince themselves that you don’t know they are.
Some ex-flashers see things differently.
Why flash? It’s a turn-on (for him)
Women’s naked body parts are a big porn draw so male flashers seem to think that women enjoy seeing naked men’s body parts too. Which, I guess, arouses the flasher.
But some men quit because women don’t seem to be nearly as interested as they had once believed women would be. Like this guy:
I can’t do it anymore… I was offending woman after woman…
Other guys don’t seem to get it. But then, some people have a hard time seeing the world from anyone’s viewpoint but their own.
One man thought that flashers flash because guys instinctively enjoy showing off. Yet 1) most guys don’t flash and 2) women are more offended than impressed.
Why flash? Seeking power?
Other flashers are likely seeking power.
“Without consent” is the MO of any type of sexual assault. The offenders enjoy the power they feel from forcing themselves on another person.
Flasher message boards suggest that women’s lack of consent gives them a thrill. Likely, the thrill of power.
Manhood is defined as “powerful.” But a lot of men don’t feel that they are. Rape, battering, or flashing a woman without consent, can all make these guys feel like they have power over someone — their emotions or their bodies. Even though they actually don’t end up being very powerful in actual fact.
Why do flashers flash? Cluelessness and insecurity seem to lie at base.
Finally, why call the message board Dickflash instead of something like Cockflash?
Maybe they get that they’re being a dick?