Mum Inundated With Pervy Messages From Men After Sharing Breastfeeding Pics Online
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A woman has revealed how she is inundated with creepy messages from men pretending to be women in need of breast milk, after sharing breastfeeding images on her social media.
Misty Lang, 38, from Seattle, is mum to three sets of twins and can pump more than 40-ounces of breast milk in one sitting.
In 2008, Misty decided to start donating her milk, but her good deed has attracted some very unwanted attention online from men with breastfeeding fetishes who have been posing as women.
Misty - who receives dozens of messages a week on social media - considers the intrusive requests to be sexual harassment.
One man even offered Misty £3,700 to be breastfed, while others have posed as women or fathers whose wives need breastfeeding advice in a bid to get close to her.
Often, Misty blocks those sending inappropriate messages, but she has replied to some in the hopes of better understanding their motive.
"I've had an excess supply of breastmilk since my first twins were born. I was contacted by a breastfeeding fetishist when I decided to donate my milk," she said.
"These men are 'volume chasers' and are attracted to the idea of a woman who makes an excessive amount of breast milk at once. Since I have unusually large breasts and can pump forty ounces in one sitting, I am their wet dream come true.
"I've received d**k pictures and requests or demands for topless photos and pumping or feeding videos. There have even been offers of money to breastfeed directly from me.
"A few of these men have gotten creative in an attempt to extract information and photos from me. They pretend to be women or fathers whose wives need breastfeeding help, and one even pretended to be a research scientist.
"I see it as sexual harassment. Breastfeeding or not, no one should receive unsolicited lewd messages and photos from anyone."
Misty - mum to Alex, 12, Lexie, 12, Calista, 10, Nash, 8, Lacie, 8, Phoenix, 3 and Lana, 3 - is passionate about normalising breastfeeding and is currently studying to be a doctor. She believes sexualising breastfeeding is damaging to the cause, making it seem more taboo.
Misty is also hoping to become a surrogate, further helping couples who may have fertility challenges.
"During my first pregnancy in 2008, I connected with other mums who were due around the same time as me. I became aware of the agony that people who struggle with infertility suffered and I started looking into surrogacy," Misty said.
"The timing was never quite right until now. With the size of my family and career plans, having more children isn't on cards for me, but I can help other people expand theirs.
"I've donated hundreds of gallons of breastmilk in the past and found the ability to help nourish another baby and watch them thrive extremely rewarding. The idea of growing an entire baby for another family motivates me to go through with the surrogacy process.
"I have to wait until my youngest twins have been weaned before starting the surrogacy medications as the hormones can be transmitted through breastmilk. They are three but they still rely on breastmilk for naps, night time, some nutrition and immune support.
"My children are all amazing and have their own unique personalities. Some days are challenging but there is so much joy with having seven children and they are learning to work as a team.
"I couldn't be prouder of my children and would love to help another mother have a larger family too. It's so rewarding to be able to help others."