In the age of digital technology and smartphones, more and more people are indulging in virtual pleasure. Sexting has almost become a literary art form, but those who abuse it risk developing certain mental problems, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Let's get into it.
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What is sexting?
For many people, especially teenagers, sexting has become a new way of expressing their desires, with messages of a sexual nature sent to arouse the other person from a distance. This can be especially helpful in long distance relationships. But writing this type of message isn't that easy, which is why we've already given you some instructions for writing sexts.
However, a recent study has called this practice into question. The study examined the link between sexting and the 'deviant' behavior it can lead to.
A psychological impact
The study, published in theJAMAPediatrics journal, was based on 41,723 people aged between 12 and 17. According to the study, sexting enthusiasts are 5.37 times more likely to have multiple sexual partners. Which isn't a bad thing...
However, the study suggests that sexting also has consequences for the mental health of these lustful poets. Psychologically, they are more prone to anxiety and even depression. This can be down to photos received without consent, and - especially for women - the feeling that you are being pressured into sexting. So it's important to remember that all sexual exchanges and relationships must be CONSENSUAL. Sending a dick pic without warning is a sexual violation that can traumatize the recipient.
So be careful not to overdo it!
This article has been translated fromOh!MyMag France
JAMA Network: Prevalence of Multiple Forms of Sexting Behavior Among Youth