Far too common is the case where jilted former lovers have sent nude pictures of their exes after a bad break-up to classmates, friends, coworkers, and relatives.At that point, sexting is neither consensual nor innocuous.
“ICEBERG” – FASIS newsletter (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information Service) P O Box 95597 Seattle, WA 98145-2597 Phone: (425) 827-1773 Toll Free: (206) 543-7155 Contact: Katy Jo Fox Email: [email protected] for and by parents and professionals.One may have any number of personal objections to sexting, but as long as sexted images are taken voluntarily and shared consensually, it is none of the government’s business.A couple should be able to intimately share naked pictures of each other if they so choose.Sexting involves the practice of creating, sending and/or posting sexually suggestive images or video via mobile phone, email, or over the Internet. More than one in three young adults between the age of 18-24 have sexted, and one in four teenagers have done the same. Despite widespread and oftentimes breathless media coverage of teenage sexting stories, it is hardly confined to the under-30 crowd.The AARP Monthly magazine recently updated , advising tech-competent seniors to try sexting as a way to spice up the over-50 love life--complete with a “Sexting 101” section. Most sexting is, by itself, consensual, and intended to be innocuous.