According to a recent study, sexting is not always kept private. Although most people who use sexts want their private porn to remain private, one in four of those who receive the images shares the joy.
The research looked at the sexting habits of over 5,800 single Americans with ages ranging between 21 and 75. Of those surveyed, 21 percent used their cellphone to send sexual messages, while 28 percent received them. 16 percent sent private porn photos and over 23 percent received these types of images.
Sexting occurred more often in young age groups, as the findings suggest. Men are almost twice more likely to sext. However, of those who sexted, seventy-eight percent of women wanted to flirt with a potential partner and 66 percent of men sexted to do the same thing.
Privacy remains an issue. The vast majority opposes the unauthorized sharing of text, with seventy-three percent being against the unauthorized sharing of sexts. But alas twenty-three percent did the unthinkable – shared the sexts with more than three friends, and that’s just the average.
Sharing gets on the nerves of women slightly more than men, but men are twice as inclined to show other people explicit images or messages, the research has revealed.
Study leader Justin Garcia believes that although public concern is high about this issue, there hasn’t been too much research to examine how people see sexting, and what advantages and disadvantages it has, in the public eye.
Now, the conclusion is that the greatest danger of sexting is the likely risk of those images being shared without consent.
The debate still raves on, on the grounds of what sexting and sharing those images involves. Is it only bad taste? Is It a serious offence?
Another surprising fact was that texting also happens in couples. Almost 74 percent of subjects believe that texting could end up hurting their reputation, self-esteem or current relationships.
While for some sexting can have positive results, like intimacy and satisfaction, for others it can lead to unwanted consequences like damage to their reputation or lower self-esteem.
Have you every shared your sexts with someone you weren’t supposed to? Leave a comment below and tell us! We won’t judge. Thank you.
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