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Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 2377–2380 | Cite as

Judith Davidson: Sexting: Gender and Teens

Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2014, 142 pp, ISBN: 9462098506
  • Jessica DeMar
Book Review
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Judith Davidson’s book Sexting: Gender and Teens describes how the recent technological phenomenon, sexting, is the means by which teenagers seek to develop and interpret three significant components of the “human curriculum of sexuality”: gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships. Davidson is particularly concerned about the gender-based double standards that exist between female and male teenagers’ sexting behaviors and motivations for sexting. By conducting focus-group interviews with teenagers and adults, Davidson illuminates the personal and social challenges digital sexual communication presents twenty-first century teenagers. Davidson’s research and book demonstrates that there is a strong relationship between the teenage human curriculum of sexuality and digital sexual communication.

Chapter 1 introduces the readers to “sexting.” Sexting is the communication and sharing of sexually explicit messages using digital technologies, primarily cell phones. Since the popularity of...

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Conflict of interest

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana University Maurer School of LawBloomingtonUSA

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