With internet usage on its peak, the younger generation today is highly involved into some of the common sexting activities but according to a study, it is not linked with their sexual behavior; and therefore parents and other adults don't have to be really bothered about it.
Sexting refers to sending sexually explicit photos in messages. It is something normal and common for the present internet generation.
According to researchers from the University of Michigan, who had studied the sexting behavior of 3,447 men and women aged 18-24 years: sexting do includes highly unambiguous content but is not related to sexually risky behaviors or psychological problems. Therefore, adults or youngsters involved into this activity do not pose any kind of risk to their forthcoming sexual life.
As mentioned by the study's co-principal investigator Jose Bauermeister, who is also an assistant professor at the UM School of Public Health, in general, our society or we can call it the insight of public today, does not allow sexting to be performed openly. For them it is a disagreeable, abnormal or even a criminal behavior.
In the present age, children as young as 10 years old are familiar to this adult activity. As said by study co-author Debbie Gordon-Messer "For younger age groups, legality is an issue. They are also in a very different place in their sexual development".