It may seem innocent enough - after all, there's no STI or pregnancy risk - but sexting can have consequences that can last for a lifetime. When pictures have been released into cyberspace, they can never be removed. You may only want your boyfriend to see your pics, but what about your mother? Your teacher? All of your friends or the entire school? The reality is, you have no control over messages or pictures once you send them. You've given someone a weapon that can be used against you. You've given away a part of you that you can't get back.
You've Got To See This
According to Canada's laws, if you have pics of someone under 18 wearing less than a bathing suit (for a sexual purpose), you can be charged with possession of child pornography. If you send these pics to someone else, you can be charged with distribution of child pornography. Those charges on your record can last a lifetime.
Healthy, safe sex begins with healthy relationships. But what is a healthy relationship? Crossroads Clinic's Steps to Sexual Health program gives you the tools you need to have lasting, positive intimate relationships based on mutual love and respect. Confidential, safe individual or group sessions are available. Call or email Crossroads Clinic for more information or to book your free session now.