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ReachMDSexting Found to Be Associated with Negative Mental Heath

Researchers from Texas Tech University discovered that participants who had only ever sent (but never received) sexts reported higher levels of depression, anxiety, and sleep problems than the other groups. They also suggested a link between sexting, marijuana use, and compulsive sexual behavior. According to the report, more than half of adults have sent a sext, and women are up to four times more likely than men to have received nonconsensual sexts. Many people say they enjoy consensual sexting because it empowers them and builds their self-confidence, but nonconsensual sexting can cause feelings of violation and awkwardness.

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