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Research Group Media Psychology publishes in IJERPH

Sexting Behavior of 2,500 U.S. School Students Studied

Sexting - the interpersonal exchange of sexually explicit selfies - is a new digital form of intimate communication among adolescents and adults. There are various opportunities and risks associated with sexting. The current publication of the Research Group Media Psychology and Media Design shows that negative sexting consequences depend primarily on whether sexting occurs voluntarily.


Wachs, S., Wright, M. F., Gámez-Guadix, M., & Döring, N. (2021). How Are Consensual, Non-Consensual, and Pressured Sexting Linked to Depression and Self-Harm? The Moderating Effects of Demographic Variables. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(5), 2597.