Sexting refers to the consensual sending and receiving of nude and pornographic pictures or text messages of sexually explicit content. The practices do however present some dangers. Young people were exposing themselves to criminal penalties in the self-production of pornographic material before the Law Amandment Act 2015. Plus, a criminal offense is mainly engaged in the unauthorized access or disclosure of material received discretely. In the introductory part of this thesis, the manifestations of sexting are described. It discusses the distinction between primary and secondary sexting. Furthermore, it is shown that sexting and cybersex are related manifestations of intimate communication with each other. In the main part of this work, the question is first discussed why the austrian legislation decided to expand the terms of § 74 Abs 1 Z 5 (old version) StGB to the personal rights in the course of the Law Amandment Act 2015. Then the main offenses are discussed with regard to the phenomenom, which (could) penalize special manifestations of Sexting. In addition to that, a subsumption of selected cases under the penal provisions is being made. These offenses include inter alia §§ 105, 107c, 207a, 208, 208a StGB, furthermore § 51 DSG 2000 and § 2 PornG. The main focus lies on § 207a StGB and the judgement OLG Innsbruck 16.01.2015, 6 Bs 309/14p, which bases on the old legal framework. Subsequently, the material changes § 207a StGB has underwent regarding Sexting with the Law Amandment Act 2015 are discussed.