Revenge Porn Helpline


A UK service supporting adults (aged 18+) who are experiencing intimate image abuse, also known as, revenge porn.

Telephone (helpline): **see email below during the COVID-19 crisis

Email: help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk

Website: https://revengepornhelpline.org.uk/


Intimate Image Abuse

Intimate image abuse, also referred to as ‘revenge porn’, non-censual pornography or image-based sexual abuse is the act of sharing intimate images or videos of someone, either on or offline, without their consent.

- It is an offence, within the UK for a person to disclose a private sexual photograph or film with the intention of causing them distress

- It can be committed by anyone, sometimes an aggrieved partner or in the case of a sex worker, an aggrieved client or potential client; you do not have to be in a relationship for it to be considered intimate image abuse.

- Anyone can be a victim, regardless of your gender, sexuality or whether 18-80.

- Although sometimes it is shared to embarrass or humiliate it is not always about revenge.


Content can be shared as a way of financial extortion or blackmail sometimes known as sextortion; sex workers can be particularly vulnerable to this, being ‘outed’ regarding their work; it is often seen as an element in wider cases of stalking, harassment or domestic abuse.


The Revenge Porn Helpline offer a sex worker friendly service, providing non-judgemental, confidential advice. If you feel comfortable telling them of your sex worker status this will help them provide the best advice and signpost to relevant and specific support if needed. The links below provide specific advice and support for those involved in the UK sex industry including a specific resource pack for students.


Specific support for sex workers:

https://revengepornhelpline.org.uk/how-can-we-help/who-can-we-help/sex-workers/

including safety and privacy tips:

https://revengepornhelpline.org.uk/how-can-we-help/other-help-and-support/online-privacy-tips-for-sex-workers


Downloadable welfare resource pack for student sex workers:

https://revengepornhelpline.org.uk/resources/university-student-advice/


Other Resources:

Click here for helpline fact sheet. See below for more helpful resources that can be downloaded:


https://swgfl.org.uk/assets/documents/lets-talk-stalking.pdf


https://swgfl.org.uk/assets/documents/not-yours-to-share.pdf

https://swgfl.org.uk/assets/documents/sextortion-whats-that-its-blackmail.pdf

https://swgfl.org.uk/assets/documents/reputation-matters.pdf

Contact Us

Email: info@neswf.co.uk

 

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