Why Is Sexting a Problem for Teens?
Urban Dictionary: Sexting Buddy
As regular followers of this blog know, Sameer and I recently collected data from over 5, middle and high school students from across the United States. We asked 12 to 17 year-olds to tell us about their experiences with a variety of online problems, including sexting. I thought it would be useful to share some noteworthy initial findings. These numbers are much lower than some media reports which tend to sensationalize the issue , but in line with other more rigorous national research. Boys were significantly more likely to send and receive sexts. This is a bit different from our previous sexting study completed in which found that boys were significantly more likely to receive a sext but boys and girls were equally as likely to send one.
How Big of a Problem Is Sexting?
Sexting is essentially like watching porn with dial-up Internet, five seconds of gratification for every five minutes you wait. Nonetheless, sexting has become a pivotal part of actually getting laid. Although I doubt the creators of smartphones thought this is what their technology would one day be used for, sexting is the glue that holds our horny society together. There is nothing that can possible be worse than over delivering via text and under delivering in real life. A good rule of thumb is to not do anything via smartphone, which you have not yet performed in real life.
But while sexting sometimes gets a bad rap, especially when images end up in the wrong hands and all of sudden the sexter is to blame, a survey found that sexting improves relationships. The majority of people 56 percent who sext say that doing so has actually helped their relationship, which totally makes sense, because what is sexting if not a modern day form of foreplay? According to sexpert Dr. Sexting is hot. As a lover of words, I can attest to the fact that words are far hotter than images, at least for me.