New research says boys who engage in sexting and the hookup culture’s sexualized behavior say they have no intention to be hostile or demeaning. While they admit they are pushing limits, they also think they are simply courting. They describe it as “goofing around, flirting,” Dr. Steiner-Adair says, in an interview with NBC’s Abigail Pesta.


She said boys often expressed a desire for a deeper connection with girls, but felt confused about how to make it happen. They are “yearning for intimacy that goes beyond biology,” she said. “They just don’t know how to achieve it.”


August 14, 2014


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