The Internet, with about 70,000 sex-related Web sites, accounts for a sizable chunk of the billion U. "If you want to learn about baking a pie, you can ask your neighbor.
But if you want to find out more about G- spots, you don't have to ask anyone.
Young adults use the medium of the text message much more than any other new media to transmit messages of a sexual nature.
As a result of sexting being a relatively recent practice, ethics are still being established by both those who engage in it and those who create legislation based on this concept.
While it sometimes involves self-destructive sexual behavior that damages a marriage or career, it also includes online information about sex education and online self-help groups for victims of rape and molestation.
"Our society is consumed with sex and it is increasingly interested in the Internet," Cooper said.
"The Net is revolutionizing the way we think about sexuality." From the beginning, sex has sold on the Internet.
Porn sites helped usher in technical advances, such as broader bandwidth to transmit images and secure credit-card systems. "The Net provides the three A's: access, affordability and anonymity," Cooper said.
Boy: I thought you were trying to find a picture to send to me. Girl: I don't want to send you the picture cause I'm not pretty Boy: Most cops aren't Girl: IM NOT A ****ING COP YOU DICKHEAD!
The Stanford University psychiatry professor and sex therapist, who is spearheading the first national survey on online sexual behavior, is among the most respected experts on sex and the Internet.
Cybersex involves any expression of sexuality while logged onto the Internet, Cooper said.
Sexting has been promoted further by several direct messaging applications that are available on smartphones.
Among the most popular applications for this use in 2015 were Kik, Snapchat, and Whats App.