Why people sextext

Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Sexting behavior and what results people expect may differ depending on a person's gender, relationship status, and sexual identity, a new study has found.

What people expect to experience when they send or receive sexts influence their decision to participate in sexting, according to study authors Allyson Dir and colleagues, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

The authors describe both positive and negative expectations when people send or receive sexts.

They identified significant differences in sexting behaviors and expectations between males and females and between individuals who were single or were in relationships, reporting their findings in the article 'Understanding Differences in Sexting Behaviors across Gender, Relationship Status, and Sexual Identity and the Role of Sexting Expectancies in Sexting.'

The study is published online in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (ANI)

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