Nonconsensual Sharing of Private Sexually Explicit Media Among University Students

  title={Nonconsensual Sharing of Private Sexually Explicit Media Among University Students},
  author={Kate Walker and Emma Sleath and Ruth M Hatcher and Benjamin A. Hine and Rebecca L Crookes},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={NP9078 - NP9108}
This research was the first in the United Kingdom to examine the prevalence and nature of nonconsensual sharing of sexually explicit messages, pictures, and videos and to examine whether this varies according to gender and by role (i.e., perpetrator, victim, or as dual role of perpetrator/victim). In a sample of 391 young adults (aged 18-25 years), questionnaire data on subjective norms, consensual and nonconsensual sharing, and their motivations for these behaviors were collected. Perpetration… 

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