Sexting can prove to be dangerous for those who don’t understand its consequences
With the advent of Internet, portable devices and social media, there have been various sexual changes in our culture and society. Exchange of sexual content have become more prevalent in India. One such trend has been of ‘Sexting’. However, it is important to know that it is a mistake and can out your life and reputation at stake.
Sexting is to send, receive or forward sexually explicit messages or photos through smartphones, computers, laptops or other digital device. Sexting is popular among teens with approximately 25 to 30 per cent of them admitting to sexting.
How it Happens
You’ve just been hit by the cupid’s arrow and your love interest has shown some interest in you too. You try to be friends with them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram and see their whereabouts on a daily basis. Gradually you start chatting and talking over phone to each other, sometimes even for hours late at night. Since you’re both teens and your hormones are screaming out loud, you both feel strongly sexually attracted to each other and start sending pictures as well. It starts with sending cute, just out of bed, took a haircut, got a shave kind of pictures and slowly leads to where it shouldn’t.
Following are few of the many troubles that comes with sexting:
Embarrassment: At first it will seem like fun and pleasure but it might lead to shameful moments in the future.
Humiliation: If the picture goes viral on social media, it will result in getting a bad reputation in the society, be that a girl or boy.
Out of Control: One of the many disadvantage of social media is that once you hit send, you can’t undo your action. Everything sent in cyberspace will never go away permanently.
Retaliation: Your ex might seek revenge and, in turn, might also find ways to seek revenge.
Extortion: The blackmailer may leverage his or her possession of compromising communication and images.
Losing good opportunities: Most companies and universities do a background check before admitting a candidate. What they find online can easily deviate their decision.