The internet is a strange place and there is always a thing or two that can go wrong. This is especially true when texting with strangers out there. There are plenty of nice guys and you might get lucky enough to find one in the wavy sea of online dating, but a part of it belongs to the creeps with self-confidence issues. This cocktail of personality traits is always toxic, and it explains why you are receiving an unsolicited dick pic in no time.

Wired recently announced that “dick pics are everywhere, and nobody knows what to do about them.” But Mariclare Michelle from Seattle, Washington, has proven them wrong. There’s always a good response to turn that creep into a mere shadow of himself. “Don’t send me dick pics or I’ll f*kin’ blast you.” And she did.

Scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with Mariclare below to see what she had to say about unsolicited pictures.

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The woman shared her hilarious response to an unsolicited dick pic

Bored Panda asked Mariclare Michelle how millennial women like her deal with unsolicited nudes. She said that “from the ages of like, 13-21, I would get them all the time, mostly out of the blue or unasked for. So I feel like it was really normalized or expected when talking with men. Sometimes in middle school or high school, girls would bond over the same gross dude sending stuff to a bunch of us.”

This is what happened to the man in the screenshots. “That, unfortunately, happened with this guy”, Michelle continued, “because I had four out of five women reach out to me with their own screenshots and/or stories of this same guy who sent me pics after I made my post.”

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Apparently, there were more women who had the same experience

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The Seattle-based woman suggests to always keep your answers light-hearted and funny when chatting to strangers. “Talk some sense into people. If they come on really strong and gross, my next move is to make them uncomfortable by any means. Take the power back in a sense.”

Mariclare believes that instead of sending their unsolicited pics, men need to look for genuine connection and consent. “It will almost always guarantee a 50/50 chance of a yes. And if there isn’t a yes, move on. We won’t have situations like this if they always guarantee the person is wanting what they’re sending.”

This guy turns out to be a serial reoffender!

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The red flags about the creep were always there

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Almost half of millennial women in the United Kingdom have received at least one unwanted penis picture. To be precise, YouGov released a survey showing that 41 percent of women from age 18 to 36 had received one. That’s where it gets interesting. According to that same survey, only 22 percent of men admit to having sent a dick pic. Even fewer⁠—only 5 percent of millennial men⁠—confessed that their dick pic was unsolicited.

There might be two reasons why the numbers don’t add up. First, it might be the case that millennial women receive penis photos from men older than millennial age. Secondly, some men just can’t admit to having sent their dick pics, especially if they were unsolicited. There’s an obvious level of shame that comes to admitting their contribution to cyberflashing.

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Even more women stood up to say they know the guy and he’s really ‘weird’

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Other people chimed in to share their opinions about the case