Título Sexual risk behaviors in the digital age: analysis of the sexting phenomenon in the young Spanish adult population
Autores RODRÍGUEZ DOMÍNGUEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN, Duran Segura, Mercedes
Publicación externa Si
Medio Rev. Fuentes
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Fecha de publicacion 01/06/2019
ISI 000473315600003
DOI 10.12795/revistafuentes.2019.v21.i1.03
Abstract Prevention programs on risk behaviors through technologies are aimed primarily at children, but rarely focus on the older population. To promote this new approach, it is necessary to investigate the behavior of adults with technologies, especially when these behaviors can lead to unwanted public exposure of the individual privacy. Thus, the aim of this paper is to study the phenomenon of sexting or exchange of erotic-sexual contents through electronic means in a sample of 171 Spanish adults, comparing the results according to two age groups (18 - 26 years and 27 - 38 years). An associative-correlational study was carried out using an online questionnaire. The main results show a high participation in sexting, especially in the reception of sexual contents. A greater number of men than women send their own sexual images, being also men who receive this type of images more frequently. Participants younger than 26 are more involved than participants older than 26 in active sexting (to send) and passive sexting (to receive). Likewise, sexting is carried out with different profiles of people, although fundamentally with the partner, standing out among the most frequent motivations the intention to satisfy. The need to deepen the study of sexting in adults and to consider the potential risks of this practice in a non-consensual diffusion of erotic-sexual images is discussed.
Palabras clave sexting; adults; gender; technologies; sexual behaviors
Miembros de la Universidad Loyola

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