Canadians Love Racy Sexting Messages

It’s cold in Canada so it should come as no surprise then that Canadians are avid text message users.  And, avid sexters, according to a recent study by Virgin (who else)...

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Sexting 101 for College Students

At the Text Message Blog, you know we kind of have a thing for sexting. We’ve covered the sexting escapades of Tiger Woods and talked about how anybody could be so stupid as to lose Eva Longoria over sexting. In fact, this isn’t the first time we’ve reported on the sexting habits of college students Heck, we’ve even covered the sexting habits of the Amish. Via:...

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Valentine’s Day Text Message Facts

It’s Valentine’s Day and we wanted to give you some fun facts on text messaging and this special day of love. 1 of 5 Americans have been dumped by text message.  In the UK, it’s 1 in 10. 17% of Americans have said “I Love You” for the first time via text. 68% have sent a love note via text. 67% have flirted via text. 25% of Americans text their partner at least 10 times per day. 40% have deleted a text message from another potential mate, because they didn’t want their partner to see it. 42% have checked their partner’s mobile phone for messages from others. 17% of 15-year-olds have sent a sexually suggestive photo via their cell phone. 10% of those under 25 have sent a text message while having sex. Now, that’s the true meaning of...

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Sexting: The New Booty Text

When will people learn?  Especially famous people. US Representative Anthony Weiner did it and was forced to resign because of it.  New York Congressman Chris Lee resigned also this year after sending a photo to a woman he met on Craigs List.  Both failed to recognize the damage that sexting caused to former pro quarterback Brett Favre. So chances are that Weiner and Lee won’t be the last to get nailed in our modern society where sexting can lead to big time trouble; just ask Jesse James, Tony Parker, and Tiger Woods. Research indicates that sexting is becoming more and more common.  The Pew Internet and American Life Project last year found that 15% of teens have received a “sexually suggestive image or video of someone they know” by text message.  The study also showed the 6% of adults 18+ have sent a nude or nearly nude photo of themselves via text message.  15% of adults reported having received such photos. For 14 to 17-year-olds, 24% had engaged in “some form of naked sexting,” according to a study conducted by MTV.  Of those 18 to 24, the figure rises to 33%. So, why do people continue to do it?  Especially adults who should know better. The public release of such pictures can possibly bring down a career, but the consequences for ordinary people are that it could bring down a marriage. “People do it because sex meets a lot of our needs and we often don’t have a partner available or willing,” said Lara West, a couples therapist in Louisville, Kentucky.  The sexter also finds it easier to express her desires online than in person. People who go outside their marriage and engage in sexting often don’t feel as though they have done anything wrong.  They don’t consider it cheating if they didn’t actually have sex.  But, not surprisingly, the offended partner feels differently.  If a partner feels betrayed, then it is cheating. The start of the booty call any more isn’t actually a telephone call; that takes too much effort and can be embarrassing.  It really should be called a booty text. But, one thing is for sure.  There is no technology out there that has yet to be invented that will protect you from doing something...

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Sexting Students Often Depressed

High school students who sext — the term for texting sexually suggestive or explicit messages or photos — are more likely to be depressed, a new study reveals. The preliminary findings of an Education Development Center study show 13% of students engage in sexting, 10% of students have sent sexts in the past year, and 5% have sent sexually explicit photos of themselves. The teens involved in sexting were more likely to attempt suicide (13% vs. 3%) and were twice as likely to report depressive behaviors (36% vs. 17%). The study, which does not specify whether sexting causes depression or vice versa, polled 23,000 teens in Boston’s western suburbs. The students polled are mainly from middle or upper class communities and 74% are white, making the findings most applicable to similar...

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College Students Text Message Habits

The vast majority of college students today use smartphones and 3/4 don’t pay for their own cell phone bill. Think you are paying a lot for college costs? Consider that your young adult student may not be paying as much attention in class as you may have thought. 88% send a text message during class! Created by:...

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