The disclosure that Ross Harris sexted with multiple women while his son was dying helped the prosecution paint Harris as a deviant engaged in sordid and shocking behavior.
And for many, sexting is just that — a dark corner of the culture that they know only by rumor. They were horrified to learn that Harris, according to police, had been texting images of his private parts to women.
In fact, however, experts say that much of what goes under the heading of “sexting” has become very close to the mainstream in our culture.
In a special report in Sunday’s AJC, staff writer Craig Schneider explores the topic in depth, interviewing experts in communication, particularly those who study sexual expression in the digital age. They talk about the line between sexting as a normal practice and sexting as a darker behavior that can endanger one or both participants.
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