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Constantly checking your ex's social media? – You're not the only one. 

A new survey, conducted by employment firm Protecting.co.uk, has found that a massive 95 per cent of employees use company time to snoop on ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, with women proving to be the biggest offenders. 

Of the 3,000 respondents, an overwhelming majority admitted to having used sites like Facebook and Twitter to glance into the lives of past partners. 

We humans are nosey by nature, and it seems that even getting into a new relationship doesn't stop the urge to have a good ole' gawk at your ex's holiday photos. 

Most offenders are just 'curious' about how their ex-partners are getting on, though some did admit to longing for a second chance. 

The worst offenders were found to spend up to four hours per month nostalgically scrolling, while the average person spent one and a half hours per month. 

We're definitely not doing ourselves any favours, but hey – we'll learn yet. 



Revenge porn is something that has existed for quite a while, but only now is being properly talked about.

Recent survey results have revealed that one in ten ex-partners have threatened to post lewd photos of their former partners online, and 60% have followed through on their threats.

Partners and in most cases men, have used revenge porn as a way of punishing their partners for either cheating on them, or in some cases behaving in a way they didn’t approve of.

Professor Mary Anne Franks, law professor at the University of Miami School of Law and Vice said: “men use revenge porn as a way to punish women for behaving in ways that they do not approve of – for leaving them, for rejecting them, for being happy without them.”

Holly Jacobs, who was a victim of revenge porn, revealed the police were unable to help her when her boyfriend posted risqué photos of her online.

“Alongside the images was my name, email, date of birth, home address, and place of work. It wasn’t long before the threatening emails started rolling in. Some even sent me lewd photographs of themselves to prove how much they were enjoying the material.”

Realising there was no help for victims of revenge porn, Holly set up a campaign two years ago. That campaign became a part of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative in the US and in turn made revenge porn illegal in some American states.

This law soon spread to other countries such as Australian state of Victoria, Israel and Brazil.

Campaigners in the UK are now hoping that similar laws will soon be passed there to ban revenge porn for good.

“Publicly speaking out has given victims the power to reclaim their lives, and shift the shame and blame to where it belongs – with the perpetrators.”