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Sexting and porn revenge: be careful what you share

Sexting and porn revenge: be careful what you share

In today's article we are going to talk about a way of relating as a couple (or outside of it) that has had a very important boom in recent years, since the appearance of the Internet and, especially, of smartphones. We talk about sexting and the porn associated with him.

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  • 1 What is sexting?
  • 2 What is porn revenge?
  • 3 How to protect ourselves from porn revenge?
  • 4 Hacking also comes into play

What is sexting?

Sexting is the practice of sharing your own erotic or sexual images and videos with other people.. Sometimes, we can also include spicy conversations in themselves.

According to a study by Drexler University in the United States, couples who practice sexting They have better sex and are more satisfied with their relationship.

It should be taken into account that sexting is a risky sexual practice. Many times we think that a risky sexual practice is simply having unprotected sex (for example), because the risk is presented as very obvious.

However, there are many other sexual practices that are risky, and one of them is sexting, because it can involve associated risks that affect the person's life. The most frequent case is the unauthorized dissemination of these contents.Of that, we talk a little below.

A new way of courtship and having a healthy relationship, but with risks ...

Since the beginning of sexting, many studies have been done. In them, it has been possible to verify two things: That sexting it constitutes a new form of courtship, Y that couples who have this type of practice are happier and have better sex.

As for the former, it must be said that it is not explicit sexting, of course. Send a video masturbating It is not a form of courtship. However, suggestive photos have become an essential part of courtship and are very frequent in social networks.

As the relationship narrows, the tone of the photographs increases and the photos on social networks are changed to WhatsApp photos, That is a more private and intimate platform.

Regarding the latter, it must be said that several studies confirm that couples who practice sexting have a better relationship both emotionally and sexually.

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What is porn revenge?

We understand porn revenge as the dissemination of sexual content of a person with the aim of damaging it. The motivation of this act is revenge, jealousy or envy (although, generally, it comes first, and usually occurs when there is a break).

One of the most famous cases of pornovenganza is that of Olvido Hormigos, a former PSOE adviser in Los Yébenes, from whom a masturbating video was broadcast. As you can imagine, that meant a real media storm and the end of his political career.

There are many cases of this type and, unfortunately, they are being too frequent among young people (although not only among them). It is because of that It is advisable to be cautious and not to practice sexting if you do not have full confidence with the other person.

How to protect ourselves from porn revenge?

Evidently, The most effective way to avoid suffering from pornography is not to share compromised images.. However, we have already seen that this is a common and, to some extent, healthy practice in the couple.

The best way to protect yourself from porn revenge is to treat sexting like any other risky sexual practice: Limiting ourselves to practice it with those people with whom we have full trust. And yet, this practice is not free of dangers, because although we fully trust our current partner, remember that it can be broken, and sometimes the other person does not behave as we would like, either for spite or for jealousy.

From a more pragmatic point of view, a good way to protect yourself from porn revenge is not to share explicit content if other content of the same type is not received in return.

In this way, the person who is thinking of revenge by spreading that content, thinks twice, because he knows that the other person can do the same (Although it is true that this has its limitations, because pornography affects girls more negatively than boys).

Hacking also comes into play

However, believing that porn is the only risk involved in sexting would be a mistake. The truth is that sexting involves other important risks, such as that a third party access the smartphone or servers where those images and videos are stored.

This is what happened a while ago with Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez or Kim Kardashian, who acknowledged having suffered the theft of intimate photos (some of them - Kim Kardashian - taking advantage of the fact to create the empire she currently has).

As you can see, sexting is not bad in itself, but it can end up leading to problems, and porn revenge is one of them. Therefore, be careful to avoid such problems.