HomeLUMINAvol. 22 no. 2 (2011)

Sexting and the Filipino Youth

Rolando A. Alimen | Ma. Cecilia D. Alimen

Discipline: Social Science



In this study, researchers interrogate on the sexting phenomenon as a trend among young individuals in the Philippines. Sexting is defined as “the act of text messaging someone in the hopes of having a sexual encounter with them later; initially casual, transitioning into highly suggestive and even sexually explicit.” Sexting has become a fad nowadays and such practice brought about by technology has led a lot of young individuals to a disadvantaged situation. Just recently, in the Philippines has been shaken by the scandalous sex video by two prominent people in show business and more recently both have been exposed and subjected to public humiliation and condemnation. Thus, this paper looks into sexting, how the Filipino teenagers view it, how such aspect of technology has affected their lives, and how they consider it as a technological phenomenon. A researcher-made questionnaire was specifically made for this purpose and made use of both quantitative and qualitative modes of data interpretation.