You hear these stories all the time. Some horny, impulsive individual sends a nude photo of themselves. By sundown, the image is posted online or is shared without consent.

Because these instances are commonplace, you’d think we as a society—who, logically speaking, should learn from our mistakes—would be apprehensive by now to send nude pictures of ourselves. Well, think again. New research from Dr. Ed has found that a considerable percentage of people still send nude pictures despite all the risks.

As expected, younger generations are most likely to send nudes, but that doesn’t mean older generations don’t. Results found that nearly 30 percent of American men and women over age 45 have sent a nude image.

Those between 35 to 44 years old are slightly more likely to send a nude (men: 32 percent, women: 29 percent), and these figures rise the younger one is. For example, 35 percent of men and 29 percent of women ages 25 to 34 send nudes, compared to the youngest group studied (ages 18 to 21), of which 40 percent of guys and 36 percent of ladies have sent sexually explicit images.
What body parts are we most likely to snap? For men, it’s our genitals because—sarcasm alert!—there’s nothing a woman loves more than an unsolicited picture dick pic. Unfortunately, though, this happens a lot. In fact, 41 percent of women have received an unrequested nude image, compared to just 22 percent of men. Match.com’s annual Singles in America survey mirrors this result, reporting that 49 percent of women have received an unsolicited dick pic.

Women, on the other hand, love sending photos of their breasts, according to more than half of the sample. Surprisingly, only 17 percent of women and 10 percent of men have sent an image of their booty, despite Kim Kardashian’s unrelenting influence in the category. Of all the parts, women are least likely to send images of their downstairs.

Foolishly, a qurater of men and less than a quarter of women send images that include their faces; only 15 percent of men and four percent of women send images of themselves completely naked. Results found that people are most likely to sext a long-term partner and least likely to send nudes to a one-night stand.

As for why people send images, past research conducted by the University of Edinburgh found that 73 percent of people sent nude images because they were asked for one by their partner—or a complete stranger. Many admitted they were asked to do this in order to “prove” their love to their partner.

Meanwhile, a majority of us send photos because it’s “fun” and “a good way to meet people and flirt.” In that vein, nearly half of us send nude pictures to get attention and compliments, with women saying it helps build their self-confidence. Problem: Twelve percent told Dr. Ed they have been explicitly coerced into sending naked selfies, with perpetrators threatening to send images already sent to the victim’s family.

To avoid these damaging outcomes, many participants in the study admit they often leave out their faces and other identifiable markings, like tattoos. Others are more devious and keep nude images of the other person as blackmail. Based on these precautions, we advise you do the obvious thing here: Just don’t take nude images of yourself.

But if you simply can’t help yourself and must show your penis to someone, you should first make sure this person wants or has requested the image (that’s called consent, people). And second, the recipient should be someone you can trust, like a long-term partner or spouse, not (this should go without saying) a complete stranger.