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Do you think I’m Sexty? Profile and Prevalence of Sexting in UK Boys

The continuing increase in sexting rates among adolescent boys within the United Kingdom has heightened the need to understand the discourse of sexting. Jon Needham reports on his major longitudinal study of the problem
Silhouette of young man sitting on floor by stairs looking at his phone
Boys report receipt of their first sext message 6-9 months earlier each school year group, with its current peak at 13 years 3 months old

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A teenagers’ nascent cognitive maturity begins to enable them to reflect on their sexuality and behaviours and is a crucial phase in the development of sexual agency. This mid-adolescent period leads to a strong relationship between the development of adolescent sexuality and the growth of sexual communication within digital platforms.

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