How To Respond When A Guy Asks You For Nudes

When you start talking to a new guy via text, there’s likely going to come a point when he asks for nudes. I don’t know why men think this is appropriate or why they’re so desperate for them, but so many seem to think having photographs of women’s naked bodies is the ultimate prize. The next time a guy asks you for nudes, here are some clever responses to send his way. Hopefully he’ll take the hint and won’t push the issue any further.

  1. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. You probably shouldn’t send this response when a guy asks for nudes unless you’re prepared to put your money where your mouth is. While he might laugh it off and change the subject because he’s not about to snap pics of his manhood, he might literally call your bluff and expect you to live up to your promise. This is great if you have been dating for a while or you’re wanting to embrace your inner freak. Just keep your face out of it, eh?
  2. Wouldn’t you rather wait for the real thing? This is a valid point. The guy who asks for nudes might say he’s doing so as a preamble for what he wants to do to you when you’re together, but why spoil a good thing by jumping the gun? You’d much rather reveal your body in all its magnificence when he’s in front of you and can do something with it. If he’s actually interested in you, he should want the same thing.
  3. Why don’t you go look at some porn instead? For real! Why does he need nudes of you when there’s plenty of porn online? This guy needs to load one of those free sites up and get watching instead of expecting you to violate yourself by sending him masturbation material. Sorry, dude.
  4. Use your imagination. Seriously. Half the time, imagination is even more powerful than the real thing could be (not that your body isn’t amazing, just that it’s hard to show it in all of its amazingness in some crappy iPhone pics). When the guy asks for nudes, tell him to use his imagination so that when you’re actually together, he’ll be in awe in just how much better it is in reality.
  5. Sorry, my phone’s broken, I can’t talk. This is a good way of cutting him off for good. If a guy asking for nudes is a total turn-off in your book and you don’t want to talk to him anymore, pull the “my phone is broken” excuse. He’ll probably know it’s BS since, if it was broken, you probably wouldn’t be texting him back, but that should give him the hint that he’s gone too far.
  6. You wouldn’t be able to handle it. I mean, it’s true. This comment is a bit flirty, kinda cocky (but in a hot way, not a terrible way), and pretty hilarious too. He might not want to play ball or like this response, but if not, he’s kinda a loser.
  7. Send me $500 first. I mean, you could pull a Meghan The Stallion and make sure if you’re going to give him some content, he’s going to pay your bills in return. I’m not advocating for this kind of exchange but I’m also not knocking it. You do you!
  8. I already did – did you not get the pictures? Watch him go scrolling through the messages seeing if he missed it. He’ll probably ask you to resend, in which case you can just keep leading him ’round in hilarious circles. “I just did – did you get them this time?” Haha!
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.