Young adult use of sexting

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Along with many of the unintended consequences of recent technology, research regarding "sexting" is a little behind the times. For the purposes of this chapter, sexting is defined as the sending or receiving of explicit or sexually suggestive messages, images, or videos via cell phone, email, or social media. While early research approached sexting as dangerous, with implications for bullying, child pornography, and harassment, later research has progressed to paint it as more common and happening among consensual adults. This chapter attempts to explain how sexting is becoming a normalized part of young adult relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung Adult Sexuality in the Digital Age
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781799831891
ISBN (Print)9781799831877
StatePublished - May 22 2020


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