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Here’s a true truth: Meeting someone online is a total buzz.
Now here’s another true truth: Meeting someone online is a risky game to play, and you can quickly find yourself in over your head.
Exposing or distributing very personal photos of someone without his or her consent is a violation of trust that can cause severe embarrassment, harm to a reputation, or other emotional hurt.
Both those forms of victimization are what’s called “aggravated” (criminal or abusive) sexting by researchers at the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center.
When you meet someone online, you generally feel less inhibited than you would if you met him or her in person. When you meet someone online who lives far away, you feel all the exciting potential of a new relationship and face fewer reality checks.
During that first exhilarating rush of connection it is easy to abandon all caution and restraint and pour out your heart and your secrets. He fascinates you, and you seem equally interesting to him. You wake up happy every morning and smile just thinking about him.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have experienced something called . This dynamic is particularly obvious in relationships that start across distance.
* Sexting as an act of anger, revenge or other social aggression.
This kind of sexting can start out consensual but go very wrong – and harmful.
It’s important to keep in mind, too – whether or not sexting is illegal for people of any age in your state, province, or country – there can be significant psychological consequences, if coercion’s involved or if consensual sexting turns into a violation of trust between two people (if one partner later shares photos without the other’s consent).
There’s a broad range of motivations behind sexting – from digital flirting or attention-seeking to an aspect of sexual interplay to dating abuse or blackmail.
During the early stages of a new relationship, it is always wise to set some boundaries around your imagination and your communication.