Unwanted sexting linked to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem

A new study shows early evidence that receiving unsolicited sexual imagery through text, or being coerced into sending it is associated with mental health distress. This is the first research linking both non-consensual and coerced sexting behavior with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. The research was co-authored by Bianca Klettke, David J. Hallford, Elizabeth Clancy, David J. Mellor, and John W. Toumbourou at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. According to the team’s research: We recruited a convenience sample of young adults … to test the hypothesis that sexting might be associated with poorer mental health. Our results showed no association…

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