Location

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Description

For individuals who identify as part of the LGB community, the Internet can be seen as a tool to take control of their lives, may promote self-esteem, and foster a sense of belonging. The purpose of the study was to learn about sexting practices on college campuses. It builds on the existing body of knowledge by attending specifically to sexting rather than the previous literature about engagement in sexual behavior online (see, for example, Daneback, Cooper, & Månsson, 2005). Findings indicated that sexting is viewed as more acceptable in same sex relationships as compared to heterosexual relationships.

Keywords

College campuses; Gay college students; Gay couples; Gay men; Gay men--Sexual behavior; Gays; Gays--Sexual behavior; Gay youth; Gay youth--Sexual behavior; Internet; Lesbians; Lesbians--Sexual behavior; Self-esteem; Sex; Sexting; Sexual minorities; Text messages (Cell phone systems); Text messaging (Cell phone systems)

Disciplines

Communication | Community-Based Research | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Language

English

 
Apr 21st, 1:00 AM Apr 21st, 2:30 AM

Acceptability of Sexting in Same-Sex Relationships

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

For individuals who identify as part of the LGB community, the Internet can be seen as a tool to take control of their lives, may promote self-esteem, and foster a sense of belonging. The purpose of the study was to learn about sexting practices on college campuses. It builds on the existing body of knowledge by attending specifically to sexting rather than the previous literature about engagement in sexual behavior online (see, for example, Daneback, Cooper, & Månsson, 2005). Findings indicated that sexting is viewed as more acceptable in same sex relationships as compared to heterosexual relationships.