Study: A Lot of Teens Are Sexting. Too Many Teens Are Sending Unsolicited Sexts…


Research
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Date: March 01, 2018

01) Study: A Lot of Teens Are Sexting. Too Many Teens Are Sending Unsolicited Sexts.

“… a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics finally gives us a clearer picture of what’s happening. A team led by researchers from the University of Calgary performed a meta-analysis of past major studies on sexting, and the group concluded that about 1 in 7 people under the age of 18 have sent a sext, and about an entire quarter of the teen population has received one. It also notes that about 1 in 8 report sharing a sext without the sender’s consent or having their own sext shared without consent.

“A sizable number of teens are engaging in sexting,” Sheri Madigan, an assistant professor of child development psychology at the University of Calgary and lead author on the study, tells Mother Jones. “It is becoming a normative component of teen sexual behavior and development.”

Their analysis surveyed 39 independent studies conducted between 2009 and 2016, which in total include more than 110,000 participants.

In addition to pinpointing its prevalence among teens, the team found that sexting has, unsurprisingly, become more frequent in recent years and that older teens are more likely to sext than younger ones. Beginning in 2009, the number of teens who have sent a sext has increased by an average of 2.6 percent each year—and with each year a kid ages (between 12 and 17), the popularity of sending a sext increases, on average, by 3.7 percent, according to data Madigan shared with Mother Jones.”

“Digital sexuality”?…I like that.

I agree with this article…this should be part of sex education.

…And forty percent of all teens are sexually active, is believable…It’s likely way higher, if you include private masturbation.

It seems the worst problem with sexting culture, is one of privacy respect.

…It also appears that many of these teens are so enthusiastic about sending a sext, that they don’t bother getting the recipients consent prior to the sext…

…a clear sign of people starving for sexual attention, if you ask me.

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7 thoughts on “Study: A Lot of Teens Are Sexting. Too Many Teens Are Sending Unsolicited Sexts…

  1. eqfoundation Post author

    Before anyone jumps at a “gotcha moment”…because I know certain people relish the opportunity to characterize me as a clueless idiot…

    …Yes…I’m aware that some of the unsolicited sexting is likely due to the further sharing of other people’s sexts.

    Not every single case is of a teen stroking his boner, where he spontaneously decides that he has to film himself and send it to another person he is trying to attract…

    …Though, it would be really interesting to know just how frequent that sort of thing is.

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  2. feinmann0

    I wonder why their research was restricted to children between the ages of 12 and 17. Given the onset-of-puberty age reducing in the overall Anglosphere population, currently less than 10, on average, in both boys and girls, and given the eagerness of pre-pubescent kids to behave sexually in front of a camera, I’d suspect an even more illuminating statistic would result.

    “… the popularity of sending a sext increases, on average, by 3.7 percent, according to data Madigan shared with Mother Jones.” I wonder too whether this increase can be partly or wholly explained by an increase in ownership of sexting devices in the overall population of children in recent years.

    SD: ‘…a clear sign of people starving for sexual attention, if you ask me.’ Indeed. The more one outlaws natural urges and desires, the more exciting the dare to act those urges out becomes. Doubtless a new breakfast cereal will be invented by some puritanical pervert in the mold of John Harvey Kellogg as part of the 21st Century anti-masturbation crusade.

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      “I wonder why their research was restricted to children between the ages of 12 and 17.”

      It’s probably just to blasted hard to get access to kids that age, for such research.

      “I wonder too whether this increase can be partly or wholly explained by an increase in ownership of sexting devices in the overall population of children in recent years.”

      That’s a very good question. It’s hard to say…It could be that it’s simply caught on, because so many have done it previously…and it’s now “just a thing to do”…

      Wasn’t that increase related to yearly aging?…Possibly, it’s just a natural “next step”…

      This world today, with all it’s cellphones, is so alien to me…as relates to the cellphones…

      Even just a decade ago, they were far more rare to encounter…Now everybody has one [or some portable communication device]…and I absolutely hate it…I’ve worked with the public for years…everybody is talking on their phones…it’s an absolute pain in the ass.

      I remember the days before all these cellphones in everybody’s hands…Those were utterly blissful, in comparison to today.

      But, yeah…everybody has their cellphones, iPads and computers…

      …We didn’t even have our own televisions, as kids…I never really even had a serious computer, until I was in my late twenties….

      If I’d had one with internet access [which, technically, did exist back then]…I’d have been one of those BIB boys, that “the authorities” screech and hiss about.

      Sorry for that…I don’t know why I typed all of that…But I have a love/hate relationship, with the modern saturation of technology.

      “The more one outlaws natural urges and desires, the more exciting the dare to act those urges out becomes.”

      Yes…though I’d say there’s plenty of sexual expression which is plenty exciting, regardless of whether it’s illegal or not.

      I guarantee you…legal status has never entered my mind, while masturbating to a fantasy, or something I like…And the orgasms were insanely good, because it’s exactly what I was meant for.

      “Doubtless a new breakfast cereal will be invented by some puritanical pervert in the mold of John Harvey Kellogg as part of the 21st Century anti-masturbation crusade.”

      I’d love to see them try it on the general population.

      I think this genie is out of the bottle…and it isn’t going back inside.

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  3. feinmann0

    Not related, but a gift for you Steve in appreciation for all your hard work:

    The Habiba Challenge: youtube.com/watch?v=YqDEUNvHiwo

    Reply

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