Q: I made the mistake of clicking on a little email window that popped up on my husband's computer.I discovered that he's been surfing porn sites and going to chat rooms to have sex with other women online.When I confronted him, he didn't understand why I was upset.
However, although there have been some highly publicized cases, prosecution of minors for distribution of sexting photos has been relatively rare in the US.
Two main issues are in play here: honesty and uncommunicated expectations.
First, your husband offers an explanation for his behavior that is possible, but not highly believable.
It’s important to keep in mind, too – whether or not sexting is illegal for people of any age in your state, province, or country – there can be significant psychological consequences, if coercion’s involved or if consensual sexting turns into a violation of trust between two people (if one partner later shares photos without the other’s consent).
There’s a broad range of motivations behind sexting – from digital flirting or attention-seeking to an aspect of sexual interplay to dating abuse or blackmail.