Snapchat: Sexting and Prostitution
*Trigger Warning- the below proof has been edited but it still contains sexualized imagery and may be disturbing to sensitive viewers.
Pornography is Being Used to Advertise for Sex Trafficking and Prostitution on Snapchat
Tragically, several cases (2016 and 2017 and 2018) of sex trafficking have been linked to sexual predators lurking on Snapchat. This is yet another indicator of the links between Snapchat and sexual harm.
It is an accepted fact, supported by survivors of sex trafficking, that pornographic pictures and videos are used to advertise for both sex trafficking and prostitution victims (including minors.) Further, law enforcement is finding that many sex trafficking victims and child sexual abuse imagery (i.e. child pornography) victims, are coerced into creating livestream or webcam pornography as well.
Accounts posting and selling pornographic content, from images to videos to livestreams, and even requests for sugar baby/mommy dates, are undeniably flourishing on Snapchat.
It has been documented by law enforcement that pimps and sex traffickers often either coerce trafficking or child abuse victims into making such advertising posts, or the pimp and sex trafficker creates the posts themselves in their victim’s name. This is what was found to happen on Backpage.com—the notorious classifieds ads website that was recently shut down by the Department of Justice for knowingly facilitating sex trafficking ads.
As long as the Snapchat platform fails to proactively remove accounts posting pornography, and failing to remove ads for sex acts (whether recorded, live streamed, or in person) it is impossible to distinguish between those that are allegedly willingly distributing pornographic content and those whose pages are being managed by a sex trafficker or pimp.
February 2021 Proof of Pornography on Snapchat
There are numerous lists and websites across the internet that guide Snapchat users to find accounts that post pornography.
One such website helps Snapchat users subscribe to private Snapchat accounts that post pornography:
Another such website writes:
“Naked girls on Snapchat are becoming far more common…
Porn Snapchat Accounts
Some of the best Snapchat porn on the internet are from porn stars. We have an exclusive list of the hottest porn stars that send out Snapchat nudes and they’re available for anyone to add. You can find out if your favorite porn star has their own Snapchat account and receive messages from them…
Amateur Snapchat Accounts
Not everyone’s into porn stars though, we get it. Some people prefer amateur girls who have nothing to do with the industry. Some of the best snapchat nudes are just the regular typical girl that you would run into every day. If you’re bored and tired of watching porn, then maybe you need a breath of fresh air and enjoy some amateur Snapchat porn…
There are thousands and thousands of porn snapchat accounts, so unless you’re planning on adding a ton of accounts, find out what kind of kink or fetish you’re into and search specifically for those…
Some girls don’t show off their bodies for free and there are some naked girls on Snapchat that only give out their account to subscribers or customers. Some live streamers, for example, have exclusive Patreon accounts where only their highest paying members get access to their Patreon.”
Pornography performers often post nudes or ads for their pornographic videos on Snapchat, including links for users to see more. These are all visible by children using Snapchat.
Example of a pornography performer Snapchat user advertising for a private Snapchat account for pornography, and live links to a pornography website.
Screenshots from Google for Snapchat Sexting Forums
Screenshots from Twitter & Instagram that Use the Hashtag #Snapcash or #Snapgirls
Many have taken to Twitter and Instagram and post explicit and suggestive pictures and short videos explaining that if a follower adds them on Snapchat and sends Snapcash, that they will send more sexually explicit material in exchange.
Twitter: December 2017 and January 2018
Twitter: February 2017
Instagram: February 2017
When checking Instagram for the hashtag #snapcash on February 17, 2016, there were 7,552 posts, nearly all of them advertising for the exchange of snapcash for nude pictures and video.
Screenshots of Discussion Forums on Reddit
Popular threads Snapcash, DirtySnapchat, and Snapchat Whores regularly post links to Snapchat accounts that are posting pornographic images and explain that many will give you more images in exchange for “donations” via Snapcash. Some threads also discuss how to entice young girls to send nude or explicit pictures by offering Snapcash in exchange. A common point made on many discussion threads by frequent users of Snapchat is that the development of Snapcash is just a way to monetize the nude pictures exchanged in large quantities through the texting app.
More Screenshots of Tweets Asking for Snapcash in Exchange for Pornographic Pictures [Note: Snapchat has since removed the Snapcash feature.]
Like Instagram, many are posting explicit and even pornographic pictures and videos on Twitter urging followers to find them on Snapchat to send them Snapcash in exchange for more pornographic material.