French men and women dreading the web exposure of their intimate content 2020

The survey asked French men and women having already shared sexual content of themselves if they feared that their private, sexual messages, photos or videos could be broadcasted online without their consent. For 32 percent of men and 33 percent of women, the fear of having their intimate life leaked was a little present. The same amount reported not really being scared of such a thing happening. More men (22 percent) than women (18 percent) were very scared.

Percentage to which French men and women fear the leakage of their private and sexual contents on the Internet in 2020*

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

February 14-17, 2020

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

French people having shared sexual content of themselves

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Craignez-vous qu’un jour, des conversations intimes, des messages coquins ou des photos / vidéos à caractère sexuel que vous aviez pu échanger à titre privé soient publiées ou diffusées sur Internet ou les réseaux sociaux ?".

** The number of participants in the study does is not representative for this question. Only French people having shared sexual content of themselves were included in this statistic.

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