The research also revealed that the average woman will spend £624 a year on treats - such as lipstick or jewellery - to boost her mood.
most media coverage fixates on negative aspects of adolescent usage.
The difference between using these applications and traditional texting is that content is transmitted over the Internet or a data plan, allowing anyone with Internet access to participate.Kik and Whats App appeal to teens because of the anonymity of the applications.Mothers came top in the list of women's most treasured possessions, followed by photographs and best friends.The study, by online pawnbroker Borro.com, saw boyfriends come fifth in the list, placing above diamond rings, pets, laptops and hair straighteners.This is enhanced with Snapchat, as the person receiving snapchats will not be aware of the contents until they open it. In a 2011 study, 54% of the sample had sent explicit pictures or videos to their partners at least once, and ⅓ of their sample had engaged in such activities occasionally.
In 2013, it was found that sexting is often used to enhance the relationship and sexual satisfaction in a romantic partnership.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.Whether sexting is seen as a positive or negative experience typically rests on the basis of whether or not consent was given to share the images.Snapchat appeals to teens because it allows users to send photos for a maximum of ten seconds before they self-destruct.Those sending photos over Snapchat believe they will disappear without consequences so they feel more secure about sending them.Nevertheless, Australian laws currently view under-18s as being unable to give consent to sexting, even if they meet the legal age for sexual consent.