Mother stunned to find her private pregnancy photos on a 'preggophilia' porn site
An Australian mommy blogger was shocked and disgusted as she discovered someone had posted her pregnancy photos to a site dedicated to those with a fetish for pregnant women.
"The entire site made me feel sick to my stomach. Not only the photos that were on there of me, but the ones of all the other women that have no idea that people are taking photos of them behind their backs," Ireland told InsideEdition.com.
After finding out about the site, Ireland said she had to go through all of the "horrible" content to find her photos, and was only able to have them removed after threatening legal action.
She believes her pictures were taken from her social media accounts and posted on the strange website, and that they were then used to bait more women into posting their own pregnancy pics.
"I initially posted the photo on my Instagram account back in January 2014. They were then stolen over a year later and used on the preggophilia site and on Facebook groups to lure other pregnant people into posting photos of their bumps," Ireland told InsideEdition.com
Ireland posted about her experience on her blog, explaining that 15 of her photos had been used on the website, and she wasn't alone.
She later learned that all sorts of women had their photos stolen, and that they had been posted from a variety of different people.
"People were uploading pictures of their wife to other users, brother-in-laws uploading pictures of their sister-in-laws and women uploading pictures of their work colleagues!!!" Ireland wrote in her blog.
Ireland finds the troubling posts to be an extreme crossing of boundaries, and she hopes that by sharing her story, other women can learn of the dangers of over-sharing online.
"It never occurred to me that people would be totally into an overly large pregnant belly. But, they are, so please be careful when sharing pictures online of a growing baby belly (or anything for that matter)."