Kik and Whats App appeal to teens because of the anonymity of the applications.
Snapchat appeals to teens because it allows users to send photos for a maximum of ten seconds before they self-destruct.
Among the most popular applications for this use in 2015 were Kik, Snapchat, and Whats App.
Nevertheless, Australian laws currently view under-18s as being unable to give consent to sexting, even if they meet the legal age for sexual consent.
Sexting has been promoted further by several direct messaging applications that are available on smartphones.
Congratulations, it worked and you’ve been dating for a while when one of two things happen.
most media coverage fixates on negative aspects of adolescent usage.
The study had a small sample size, so more research needs to be done surrounding sexting and motivation, but it is clear that sexting is a phenomenon that is not constrained to simply unattached individuals looking for fun; it is used by those in intimate relationships to increase feelings of intimacy and closeness one's partner.