The hidden world of sexting is laid bare in this short documentary

The reality of being young in 2016 involves a lot of time spent on your phone. An inevitable part of growing up is exploring your own body and sexuality.

While this used to be a mostly physical thing, it’s now becoming more and more mediated by technology.

However, there are obvious dangers at hand in this new age of intimacy. One of the most important being the easy sharing of data – sending nude pictures and having them ultimately show up on more screens than intended.

In I See You by Orian Barki we meet groups of young people discussing their experiences with sexting: How they experience it, why they do it and how it fits into their lives.

The short film distributed by DAZED shows that for a lot of young people Snapchat DMs are a way to share more than just formal messages, but that it has also taken over a big part of people’s intimate communications – taking the dangers that come with it mostly for granted.

Watch teens discuss the dangerous, romantic world of sexting on Dazed

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