Tinder, Bumble, Happn and other top dating apps attribute their success to being women friendly, with many claiming to have around 50 per cent female participation. We think nothing of a boy requesting a nude image or video, but when a girl participates, we think something is wrong with her. A year-old girl from central Pennsylvania, for instance, faces child pornography charges after police say she sent nude pictures of herself over the Internet. Remember needing to spring for double prints? Community Community standards Republishing guidelines Friends of The Conversation Research and Expert Database Analytics Events Our feeds Donate Company Who we are Our charter Our team Our blog Partners and funders Resource for media Contact us Stay informed and subscribe to our free daily newsletter and get the latest analysis and commentary directly in your inbox. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence.
Additionally, this study defined sexting to include behaviors such as requesting or even harassing others for suggestive photos and distributing the photos to others without the consent of the person in them, among other behaviors .
Men and women love to sext partners and increasingly friends
If a parent or teen is concerned about videos and images being distributed without their consent, or if they are being coerced into sexting or sextorted, they should report their concerns immediately to their local police. Prevalence and characteristics of youth sexting: Sharing without consent Although girls and boys sext a similar amount, there are important differences in the perception of this behaviour among youth. It turns out that these data are from a small regional study with only 35 students from two inner-city schools in London . For more on having conversations about sex with your teen, check out our past article: It is not enough to be pure, elegant and ladylike, you also need to be hot and sexually available to men without actually doing the deed. Teen sex, on the other hand, has been on the decline over the last decade.