No matter how careful you are to browse in “incognito” mode and close all your tabs, it’s inevitable that someone will see something embarrassing on your phone or computer at some point. It happens to the best of us!
On AskReddit, people shared some of the most mortifying tales of this kind. Read for the secondhand embarrassment — and learn from their mistakes.
1. The IT guy saw my porn.
My internet was down. Had to have the Bell Aliant guy come to fix it. When it was fixed he asked me to just check it was working properly, so I refreshed a tab and it instantly opened the porn I was watching before the internet died.
As a 21 year old woman that was the most horrifically embarrassing moment of my life.
He then said “Is there anything else you need?”
And I became worried I was living in the plot to the world’s most cliché porn.”
2. My fiancé shared her nudes on Snapchat.
“My fiancé was sending me some sexy nudes on Snapchat one day. She had a bit too much to drink by this time.
I got all of them, but so so did one of her sisters and a few she accidentally posted to her story. Luckily one of her female friends saw it and told her so she could delete them before anyone else saw them. Her sister snapped her back a thumbs up that said Didn’t want to see that, but hey nice vag! Lol.
She was incredibly embarrassed naturally and it took a while before I got saucy pics again.”
3. My brother guessed my cringey passcode.
“In college I had a crush on a guy whose name was 4 letters. I set it as my phone passcode.
When I was home for break, my brother took my phone and started teasing me about liking this guy, then he tried to unlock my phone using his name as the passcode.
4. I played my porn through Bluetooth.
“During college my girlfriend worked night shifts so I would sometimes crash at her place that way I’d be there when she got off in the mornings.
One night her roommates had a few people over to drink and I, being alone, decided to crank one out. Spent about 3-5 mins watching some.. material wondering why the audio wouldn’t work on my phone. Then I hear an eruption of laughter from the kitchen (it was a small apartment). Turns out I was the last one that connected to the bluetooth speaker they were using and was blasting my porn audio to an apartment full of people.
I have never been so embarrassed in my life and I laid there for what felt like an eternity afterwards listening to them all die laughing.”
5. I saw my aunt naked.
“I was kind of on the flipside of this when my uncle was going through pictures of my baby cousin on his phone and swiped too far to show me a picture of my auntie standing completely naked in a doorway.
The image is still burned into my mind…”
6. My friend swiped WAY too far.
“A friend was showing us his holiday pictures and accidentally swiped too far and showed us all a selfie of his asshole then one of his balls when he tried to fix it.”
7. My pastor saw my fiance topless.
“Had the minister of my church at my house. He wanted to upload music from his laptop onto my Zune (tells you when this was).
He turns it on and the Zune immediately displays a topless picture of my fianceé, a girl he’s known since birth having been best friends with her parents. He just clears his throat and says, “I didn’t see that.”
The rest of my time with him that day was incredibly awkward but he never brought it back up again. edit: To clear up any confusion the picture was on my Zune that I had taken.
The pastor knew nothing about it prior to seeing it.”
8. My long-lost sister saw my vag.
“That would be when my sister saw my vag.
We recently reconnected. We had been estranged because of my absolutely insane mother. We were laughing, talking, just generally catching up on 20 years of life, and of course we were showing one another pictures of our families/houses/friends.
I thought “oh, I’ll pull up google photos because then she can just open albums and see each person or whatever all at a time” and I FORGOT that one of the albums is called “naughty” and Google photos chose a VERY naughty pic for the album cover despite my begging it to choose another.
I had the app open to an album of kid pics when I handed it over. She closed the album, swiped to see what other albums she wanted to look at, and I heard “….oh…”
She told her fiancé we got to know one another REALLY well in that first meeting.”
9. A stranger caught me looking at boobs.
“Older man caught me looking at boobs on my phone during a bus ride home.
I quickly scrolled up, realizing that I was in public. He leaned over and said “hey, we can share.” Got off three stops before my own.”
10. My mom saw the worst text ever.
“When I was 15 my mom was snooping through my phone and found a text that said:
“I wish I could have a girl with b00bs so big I could suffocate in them! Yummy yum yum!”
That was a cool fun time for me. I got grounded for a month.”
11. Three words: Orcs and Elves f***ing.
“Way back when, I was playing a bunch of World of Warcraft. This was back when people were making funny machinima youtube videos constantly, and I had them downloaded to my computer so I could show my friends.
Then one day, I setup a very early version of Plex (video streaming software) on my computer, and I hookup my TV for a small party.
Little did I know, Plex scans your media library and then runs out to the internet to find a cover image that Plex thinks matches your movies, so that you have a thumbnail to click when you want to watch that video.
For some of my WoW youtube videos, it found pictures of Orcs and Elves f**king, and threw that up on the screen.
The girl I liked at the party: “What the f**k is that?”
Me, borderline speechless: “… I have no f**king idea.”
12. Her name in the Facebook search bar.
“Was talking to some cute girl, it was going well, and gave her my phone to add me on Facebook.
Her profile was the first profile on the recent facebook searches…”
Hey, at least all of these people can laugh about their stories by now!
How about you? Have any embarrassing stories you want to share?
Do it in the comments!