On a morning walk in the cemetery a while back, I pulled off my pants - I always wear a loose fitting cargo pants and freeball (wear no underwear).
So it's easy to quickly get naked a bit of 'stealth flashing.' I call it 'stealth' flashing since I don't believe anybody is watching. It's just the fact that they might be or could at any moment -- there are cars intermittently passing along a lane about 50 m behind me. I got excited and just secs later starting jerking off until I ejaculated (came / cum). Showing 'face' when your flashing or 'innocently' exposing yourself to strangers is actually less risky than doing so on the Internet. I mean there are only a limited number of people who actually see you and many don't really 'see' you at all.
Even if they do, they don't want to act on it (confront your personally or even call the police and press charges) and then they don't have 'proof' - just their word against yours. I was once arrested for lewd conduct charges (a felony in Mass). It happened while on vacation near Provincetown in 2005. It was a police officer who saw me -- although I was just 'pissing,' which I was, he claimed I was trying to flash him (I was wearing a skimpy see-thru pair of shorts but he could not have seen that from the distance he was when he first noticed me). I was not convicted -- of course --the case was dismissed because it was a case of false arrest/police brutality / insufficient evidence / unlawful seizure of evidence (my camera), I obtain the services of a local lawyer who had experience with this particular police department. It seems they often made this kinds of arrest in order to discourage 'perverts' from coming into their community - -not Provincetown township but another one further down (south) the Cape. But the whole trauma of the experience taught me some valuable lessons. For one, it made me realize how vindictive and self-righteous some people are -- including well-meaning and hardworking police officers -- most of whom I have a great deal of respect for the dedication. However, flashing on the net or letting your face get shown may have some risks that you cannot control or may not even realize until years later.
I have lived in communities where a Caucasian male (which I am ) is a rare minority , so it means I would have no trouble being picked out of a police line-up. Toronto has a very multi-ethnic community - there are about 800,000 people of Chinese origin alone who live in greater Toronto -- at least a Chinese guy can 'pass' for a local. I can't where I am living now - that's why I guess I went overboard last summer and was a little bit too careless while vacationing on Cape Cod.
I guess I thought being a white male in the USA that I blended in as to be unrecognizable - virtually invisible. Yet, many people (including me) may be under a similar illusion (or should I say delusion) that only strangers, leering and salivating ones, who eggs us on in our sexploits -- no matter how mild they be in reality. So much so that we begin to think we are invisible - elusively transparent to the larger world because the Internet is so vast and non-interactive (just like exposing oneself in a window at night that you think is boarded up or that no one can see through, but, in fact, they might very well be 'watchers' - who are only taken pleasure the eventual havoc that they will wreak upon you for daring to expose naked skin or splatter sperm. The other interesting phenomena and potentially dangerous new development that could make flashing (exposing one's genitals and face) on the Internet a whole lot riskier for people who define themselves as flashers, exhibitionists and exposers than actually doing it in their own neighborhoods are:
killers. Once classified as a sex offender (even perhaps for a misdemeanour like 'urinating in public', a person might become a public enemy, be listed in the newspaper or on child sex offenders Internet alert sites and community watch groups. Getting frantic -- I know - but you'd end up having a GPS device attached to your body (which parts ) so that MADF (Mothers-Against-Dick-Flashers) would be protesting outside your house and making police calls on your whereabouts and activities. - farfetched, I admit. But if Bushamerika gets the Patriot Act in the full force, it could become a reality.
2) The new Internet technologies for tagging pics, passing data including pics and tags through RSS feeds even further around the globe, and geotagging - ties/links an Internet object (user, picture, file) to a specific geographic spot.
I know this is off-topic , but it was my topic (Walking the Dog) in the first place so I doubt the moderator's will mind. I usually do a lot of thinking while I am 'walking the dog' which is both a methaphor for 'wagging the wiener', freeballing in the open air, airing out the family jewels. But it also is REALLY what I am doing -- taking my pet dog for his daily walks. I also think about flashing both as my hobby and also about it repercussions and consequences too - while I'm enjoying the solitude and occasional chance to peek-flash some guy (see separate, earlier posts for the narratives)
Back the to thesis -- We know there is tracking of what you purchase and even what you're interested in (sites that you have visited leave cookies that search engines can pick up and then display ads that are related to the types of sites (products) you've been visiting. Google does that big time. So it's not too big of a stretch to think that pics (or other data files or media objects), which you download or that you place on your website or public / private profile on some social network, or that you even look at briefly online, might leave discernible and followable traces.
I'm sorry to take a sinister lapse into the dark side of the net... But hey, forgive me. It's my real birthday today. I'm 49 - yep! Well, at least 'sunbuns' thinks he is or at least won't admit to being any older than that - and he usually says he's younger). I remember a comment your once made in another posting -- most of the people on this site (who are interesting in or doing flashing) are in the 40s and 50s. In honor of the fact that I'm chicken to show my face here's another pic -- not only faceless but too headless from one my walking-the-dog hikes into the local cemetery. If I get any more 'invisible' - I might as well be dickless. Sometimes I think it will be good to be reborn as a dickless being (a female?) in my next life. If I am not recognizable, may be my dog will be. On the public profiles, I was referring to in my post above is located at Dlist -- a gay social networking site (I feel like a 'old' man among the 'twinkish' - hipster GQ types plastered all over the home page. But what the hell -- I like college age dudes - and sometimes they like a guy who's more mature and obviously well-endowed (I don't mean 'big' dicked).
If you visit it, you can see a slide show of guys showing off in public. Which means that ANYONE can see the photo and the profile - if someone is savvy enough they can probably find out my IP address from the uploaded pics or code. So -- it's not all just conspiracy.