(In my defense, I hadn’t had my first cup of coffee.) Her next response triggers my Spidey sense; I’ve seen the “hey… ” line from a different profile, and suddenly, I wonder if I’m talking to a hairy 52-year-old dude who’s eager to poach my social security number.
I clicked Tinder’s “Flag/Report” button and selected the option “Feels Like Spam,” but it didn’t end there…
Of note: This article does not address the issue of minors and sexting.
She initiates the communication: “heya.” I reply back with some uninspired banter.
The aim is to highlight how damaging these myths can be and how important it is to raise awareness of sexual abuse and sexual violence to both prevent and effectively respond to victims and survivors.
IDAS employ Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) who support survivors with both practical guidance and emotional support.
In the Mechanical Turk study cited above, for instance, people in casual relationships reported a positive correlation between sexting and sexual satisfaction, while people in serious relationships felt that sexting neither improved nor diminished their sexual satisfaction.
It was only the single people who reported a negative connection.
In fact, the results of a new study on sexting were released just a few weeks ago, indicating that 87.7% of all American adults have sexted at some point in their lifetime, with 82.2% sexting within the last year.So, needless to say, further research is needed - especially studies that look at variances by gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and cultural background - before any sweeping conclusions can be drawn.For now, I will simply say that sexting is here to stay, for better or worse, and we'd better get used to it.And let's face it, regardless of how you feel about it, sexting as a phenomenon is not exactly fading into the woodwork.Younger adults in particular seem to be doing it, often regularly, as part of their new (and still developing) digital-age meeting, dating, and mating paradigm - particularly in conjunction with "adult friend finder" hookup apps like Tinder, Skout, Coffee Meets Bagel, OKCupid, and the like.