Sexting, is it such an issue?
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Sexting is the new phenomenon being studied and ultimately condemned by psychologists. In response to an article I read recently, strongly implicating sexting as the cause of teenage promiscuity, I can’t help but wonder whether these professionals are in fact focusing on the wrong issue. In the recent study sexting is being treated as an epidemic, with the percentage of teens that have sexted someone much higher than initially thought. However they do not take into account other factors in the rise of teenagers having sex at an early age, such as low self-confidence. I was also astounded to read that scientists have ‘discovered’ a link between sexting and taking drugs before sex. I know that I show very little scientific savvy in asking this but how on earth do they prove that? Considering we are being led to believe that the number of teenagers taking drugs at any time is in itself rising and teenagers are reluctant talk to any adults these days, how can they prove a link between the two?
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