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Though many people do not realize it, sexting is an activity that can potentially lead to legal charges, particularly when the people involved are under the age of eighteen.
Nude pictures sent by minors can constitute a charge of child pornography. There are individuals that are now permanently registered as sex offenders due to their sexting activity.
Though you may feel that you can trust an individual with the sexting messages, it is possible for the images or messages to get in the hands of others. Many people have suffered a great deal of embarrassment and pain from images or messages that people have forwarded to others. Once a message or image is out there, it can’t be taken back.
If someone is pressuring you to send explicit texts or images of yourself, it is important to separate yourself from that type of relationship. Involve yourself in relationships in which the other individual has higher respect for you than their personal gratification. You deserve respect. Respect honors modesty.
When pornography is viewed, whether intentionally or unintentionally it releases biochemicals in the brain that causes viewing pornography to be an addictive behavior. Over time it usually requires more and more explicit images to get the same physical response.
The airbrushed images create an unrealistic expectation of what a man or woman should look like.
Viewing pornography causes men and women to be viewed as dehumanized objects for gratification, making true intimacy difficult to achieve in a marital relationship.
To overcome these issues it is important to limit your use of cell phones and computers to public places, or have an open door policy when using cell phones or computers in your room.
Set a time limit on your usage of computers or cell phones. Make a list of alternate activities that will not tempt you into sexting or viewing pornography.
Additionally, getting a computer filtering software like www.Integrity.com to filter out pornographic images can be helpful.
Seeking professional help for addictions is an important step in overcoming your struggle.
•Ask your primary care physician for a referral.
•Talk with your school counselor about finding help.
•Ask family or friends to recommend someone based on their experiences.
•Check with your Health Insurance Company, church, or community center.