Recently Times Magazine made a survey in which it was found that above 50% of Indians actively send sexually explicit pictures electronically i.e. either through SMS or email.
The survey was conducted in eight countries that included U.S., U.K., India, South Africa, China, South Korea, Brazil and Indonesia covering 5,000 people in the poll. And the findings of the poll made out that 64% of Brazilians, 54% of Indians, and 45% of South Africans send sext.
Sexting or the practice of sending sexually explicit pictures electronically i.e. through messages or email from one person to another is becoming quite common lately and teenagers are found more involved in it. Teenagers generally get involved in sexting without thinking about the legal consequences of being involved in such activities.
The survey even confirmed that about 30% of U.S. teenagers send their nude photographs through text messages or emails.
Teenagers in India are already found to be involved in such activities. Moreover, psychologists from India are suspecting that the trend has the potential of engulfing the Indian teens to the same level as it has done in the west. Especially, the impulsive teenagers who feel lonely and want to attract attention are most vulnerable to get involved in sexting.
The survey also confirmed that the smartphones offering cameras is one of the major reasons in the increase in such activities. Notably, women are found to be more involved in sexting than men, perhaps because it works more readily when a woman is concerned.