To conduct the study , Johnstonbaugh, a sociology doctoral student, had more than 1, college students from seven universities fill out an online survey asking them about their rationale for sexting. But the odds were four times higher for women than men to say that they sent a nude in order to prevent the recipient from losing interest or to prevent the person from looking at images of others. I sent one. Women were twice as likely as men to say they sent a sexy pic to boost their confidence.
The Consequences of Sexting for Teens
14 Girls Share Their Sexting Horror Stories
In some teen circles, sexting is an accepted behavior that happens when people date or are interested in one another romantically. In other instances, it is a one-time lapse in judgment. Regardless of the reason for it, the number of teens using the built-in cameras on their smartphones, iPads, and other electronic devices to take nude or sexually-suggestive pictures is on the rise. But what many teens—and their parents—don't realize are the repercussions that come with these choices. Sexting has some serious consequences not only for the person taking and sending the photos but also for the person on the receiving end. As a result, it is important to talk with your kids about these consequences.
Why Do Women Send Nudes? Why Do Men? It's Complicated, A New Study Finds.
Picture this: it's late at night and someone you've been kinda talking to hits you up for nudes. Or maybe you don't have to picture it, because — like 84 percent of the girls in Seventeen. We interviewed more than 11, girls ages 14 to 22 and found that 62 percent have taken and sent sexy pics, even though just 31 percent believe sexting is safe. Of girls who sext, 13 percent say their nudes have leaked.
You reply:. According to a survey by MTV-AP , 1 in 3 young people have engaged in some form of sexting, either sending or receiving nude photos, with another person. The internet is forever and there are real-life consequences for the things you share online. So before you press send, here are 6 things to consider.