In opposition to this deviance discourse, a normalcy discourse is appearing in the literature that interprets sexting as normal intimate communication within romantic and sexual relationships, both among adults and adolescents who are exploring and growing into adult relationships. Sexting as an intervention: Relationship satisfaction and motivation considerations. Next, the paper analyzes the sexting risk prevention messages of 10 online educational campaigns. Such campaigns typically rely on scare scenarios, emphasize the risk of bullying and criminal prosecution, engage in female victim blaming, and recommend complete abstinence from sexting. TTYL: Translating the law to accomodate today's teens and the evolution from texting to sexting.
Sexting – that is, the private exchange of self-produced sexual images via cell phone or the internet – has been widely discussed in public and academic discourses as a new high-risk behavior among youths (especially girls) that should be prevented through better education about the various and severe risks it poses. A multi-dimensional and process-oriented approach to adolescent girls' sexual empowerment.
This paper summarizes existing data on sexting prevalence (17 studies), which reveal that sexting is much more common among adults than among youths, with increasing prevalence among adolescents as they grow older. Resource and risk: Youth sexuality and new media use. Peskin, M., Markhan, C., Addy, R., Shegog, R., Thiel, M., & Tortolero, S. Prevalence and patterns of sexting among ethnic minority urban high school students.
The paper then looks at the current state of sexting research by reviewing all 50 sexting papers in the Psyc INFO and Pub Med databases published between 20 regarding their coverage of the risks and/or opportunities associated with sexting. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16, 454-459.
Most of the papers (79%) address adolescent sexting as risky behavior and link it to sexual objectification and violence, to risky sexual behavior, and to negative consequences like bullying by peers and criminal prosecution under child pornography laws.
-century neologism and portmanteau of "sex" and "texting" that refers to the interpersonal exchange of self-produced sexualized texts and above all images (photos, videos) via cell phone or the internet (Albury, Crawford, Byron, & Mathews, 2013; Calvert, 2009; Chalfen, 2009; Ferguson, 2011; Katzman, 2010; Pew Research Center, 2009).
As cell phones and other mobile devices today are ubiquitous and usually come with a camera as well as a picture messaging service (MMS) or even a full internet connection it is easier than ever before to produce and distribute self-made pictures including sexualized self-portraits.
Among the various types of self-produced revealing cell phone photos, some are taken in swimwear or in underwear, some are topless/semi-nude, some are naked images of body parts or the whole body, and some depict sexual activities (e.g. The spectrum of expression is thus relatively large, and the degree of sexualization quite variable and often low (Calvert, 2009; Mitchell, Finkelhor, Jones, & Wolak, 2012).
The exchange of sexualized pictures that are not self-produced (e.g.
pornographic images from the internet) does not belong to the category of sexting. Massanari (Eds.), Digital Ethics: Research and Practice (pp.
Consensual sexting needs to be differentiated from pressuring or blackmailing someone into providing sexual pictures as well as from the act of taking or forwarding revealing pictures without the consent of the person(s) in the image, which is a violation of personal rights in many countries. The ethics of sexting: Isses involving consent and the production of intimate content.
While "sexting" is the established term in public and academic discourses, youths usually do not talk about sending "sexts" or "engaging in sexting." They simply refer to "exchanging pictures," "taking sexy selfies," or for more explicit content "sending/getting a tit pic/dick pic," etc. 8; Lee, Crofts, Salter, Milivojevic, & Mc Govern, 2013, p. The emergence of sexting has been regarded primarily as a sexuality-related youth phenomenon.