Inside the lamp fetish Facebook group where users share risky pictures of lights
A lamp festish Facebook group has been discovered by an undercover journalist who joined up to see what really goes on.
The bizarre club sees people uploading photos of themselves – and the only real rule is that there is a lamp in the picture.
It has sparked a big online debate with many questioning whether they would be upset if their partner was posting or commenting on the risqué pictures.
Plymouth Live’s Katie Timms took a look into the world of the lamp lovers, read her article in full below.
Before I start, I just want to say I am not a serious member of this group – to any relatives of mine who read Plymouth Live, it’s okay, we don’t need to have ‘a talk’ about this.
The hottest topic on social media at the moment is a raunchy Facebook group dividing hundreds of people. However, it’s pretty secretive and most of us will never get access to it.
As a journalist, naturally I felt the need to investigate the page after reading about it on Plymouth Gossip Girls .
The now deleted post on the popular lamp-and-other-things-loving page, which received around 1,000 comments, saw half of the women claim they would be furious if their spouse was a member, while the other half thought it was a bit of fun.
The group sees thousands of explicit pictures uploaded to the page. The only catch is that a lamp has to be visible in the image.
While the original group is invite only, I stumbled across a ‘private’ spin-off group that everyone can request to join, which is pretty much the same thing and has almost 20,000 members.
Upon joining the group, named Lamp Lovers [heart] Cameltoe (I know, don’t ask), I glimpsed hundreds of filthy pictures and comments which I will now have to attempt to bleach from my mind.
The more I scrolled the worse the pictures got. There were bare breasts, crotch shots and a lot of bums, with even raunchier comments.
Occasionally there would be a picture of a man holding a lamp, fully clothed and smiling, but somehow I felt like that wasn’t what the main aim of this group was for. People appreciate these pictures anyway.
The group description invites people of all shapes, sizes, and genders to upload pictures and states that "everybody’s shape and size is encouraged to be shown".
There is nowhere that states the pictures need to be of a ‘certain nature’, however the pictures seem to be most popular if items of clothing are missing from the individual.
The group is definitely NSFW [not safe for work] and it’s raised the question, would you want your significant other posting in there?
Many of the men on the group post innocent photos of themselves next to lamps, however some post obscene photographs of their wives.
I posted a very innocent picture, but added the caption, "Am I doing it right?" and ended up getting an inbox full of messages and friend requests from random men from the group. Erm.
Not all of the comments were dirty, and many commented to say I was doing it "perfectly" and that I was pretty, and "classy beautiful", which is pretty nice – and not sordid – unlike some of the comments on there.
The people who left comments of an offensive nature were quickly removed by an admin from the group, so it is being properly moderated, and the admin was kind enough to apologise on their behalf.
Maybe I’ll use these kind, unusually sourced compliments to spice up my Tinder bio.
I can see that many people feel empowered and enLIGHTened (geddit?) by the comments and that there is almost an instant reply, which creates a sense of community – albeit a community you might find in the back room of some kind of shady nightclub.
One message read: "Beautiful!! Those eyes are amazing.. a sexy bit of lace + flaunt some real curves + your pic would be on its way to perfect.
"Oh really hope to see more."
The group rules are as follows
- Lamps/Lights are appreciated.
- We encourage all walks of life from the the gorgeous mum to the the seductive secretary. Everybody’s shape and size is encouraged to be shown.
- Respect everyone’s privacy.
- Being part of this group requires mutual trust and respect. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group, no exceptions.
- Please check your privacy settings and personal security as the group and admin take no responsibility for any content used elsewhere.
Show respect. If you don’t like the look of someone scroll on and look for someone you do like..
This is not a dating site do not request to be private messaged.
- Photos will be used at random as a group cover photos.
- Any men suggesting to put their co** up any females a*** or any untoward gestures will be removed from the group no questions asked!
- Do not post any links snap chat or whats app adds."
My own conclusion is that the group is a bit of fun, but it’s not something I’d want to scroll through while eating my cornflakes at 6am in the morning.
Due to the nature of the group, I can’t show you what exactly is posted or said in the group, but if you fancy having a look for yourself, click here.
And as a final note to those members who are blatantly posting photos with no lamps in the foreground OR the background, WATT are you playing at?
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