Teenagers should heed my words.
There is little value to be gained, and plenty of harm to be done, by recording yourself having sex (unless you're a college-aged guy and want evidence that the sex was consensual). My advice is don't do it. What do you expect to gain by doing so? In certain circumstances, you become a sex offender:
Four Chicago-area teenagers faces felony child-pornography charges after uploading a video of themselves having sex to Twitter. The three boys and one girl, ages 14-16, are being held in juvenile custody until a court hearing later this month.I believe that many of our sex offender laws are draconian--but challenge them (in this manner) at your own risk.
Both the sex and the posting of the video were consensual—this is not a rape or "revenge porn" scenario. But under Illinois law (as in many other states), minors who post sexually-oriented images of themselves online or even share them privately with one another can be charged as child pornographers...
But if convicted as child pornographers, these kids may be ripped from their schools and communities, placed in juvenile detention centers, and branded felons and sex offenders for life. As such, they'll have limited eligibility for college loans, limited employment opportunities, and restrictions on where they can live, travel, and more.