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For those of you who may be rolling your eyes at the idea of scientists conducting actual research on sending nudes and the sexting culture, ya might want to shove a nice chill pill up your ass.
Sorry to be brash, but it's the job of the scientific community to examine popular human behavior and report on it. Frankly speaking—what's more '2017' than sexting? Not much, if you ask me. Of course, sending nudes has been a thing since technology allowed it, but nowadays?! Let's just say it's The Industrial Revolution of Sexting or a Sexting Renaissance, if you prefer.
Due to this face, the good folks over at Dr. Ed decided to delve into matters a bit more—"We surveyed 2,000 Europeans and Americans to see how often they send nude photos, what parts of their body they’re more comfortable showing off, and how much better their sex life is because of it. Curious how many naked photos are really out there today? Continue reading as we explore the nude phenomenon."
The results were nothing if not interesting, and I've gotta admit, I learned something new, albeit about nude pics, but still—it's something so STFU and don't be judgy.
Knock, Knock, Who's Nude?
"The survey found that 40 percent of American men between the ages of 18 and 24 and 36 percent of American women have sent a sexual picture out into the universe."
Faces, Butts, And Boobs, Oh My!
"Breasts, chests, and nipples were the most popular nude subjects, particularly among women. We found that 43 percent of European women and over half of American women sent nudes revealing their bosom. Men, on the other hand, were more inclined to show off their genitals, with only 21 percent of Europeans sending the full “baguette” via nude photograph."
3-Date Nude Rule
"The survey found women were more discerning when it came to sending out a sexually suggestive message. While more men suggested that anyone from a one-night stand (14 percent compared to 6 percent of women) to a new or casual partner might be a good opportunity to share a naughty message with. Over half of women were inclined to send a sext only to a long-term partner or spouse."
Does Sexting = Better Sex?
"Of those who told us [Dr. Ed] they sexted daily, 61 percent said they felt “very satisfied” with their sex life. Additionally, 42 percent who sexted weekly, on average, were also “very satisfied,” while 33 percent who sexted a few times a month said the same."
New Phone, Who Dis?
"The data found that women were almost twice as likely to receive an unwanted sext message compared to men, and younger women were significantly more likely to receive these images unsolicited."
To Save Or Delete, That Is The Question!
"We [Dr. Ed] found women were more protective of their nude images. In fact, 30 percent of female respondents have asked a recipient to delete their photo, compared to 22 percent of men."
That's Illegal, Bro
"Despite the perception that women may be more at risk for exposure through the sharing of nude images without their permission, we [Dr. Ed] found that Europeans reported a higher instance of having their photos shared without their consent. More specifically, 19 percent of European men and 15 percent of European women, compared to 8 percent of American men and 7 percent of American women have had their nude images shared without their permission."
To read the full study, head HERE