When considering young people under 27 years old, we found that they do not have a difference in their power scores, implying that sexting does not relate to control or social status in this age group.
Surprisingly, for the group 27 and over, it seems that power or dominance is a factor.
Certainly sextortion can also involve a violation of trust, as with “aggravated sexting,” exploiting emotional vulnerability.
What do I do if someone’s sharing nude photos of me? If the issue is aggravated sexting, when only adults are involved (people 18 in the US), there are laws that can support your case, including sexual harassment, stalking, wiretapping, and extortion-related statutes.
Sexting has its own allure because as one starts to sext the messages are traded back and forth at a quick rate.