Since the Anthony Weiner’s Twitter scandal last year, there’s wasnt’ much attention on sexting. However, a recent poll suggests that you don’t have to be like politician to ‘sext’ like one. According the Crisis Intervention Center, ”sexting is a term coined by the media that generally refers to sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude photos or sexually suggestive messages through text message or email.”
The Harris Interactive poll indicates out of 2,097 adults:
- one in five Americans sext or share racy text messages with others on their smartphones;
- increase in teens and young and older adults from 2010 Pew Research Center poll;
- sexting has become more prevalent among older generations, as 1 in 10 baby boomers;
- largest percentage of ‘sexters’: 18 – 34-year olds (40%);
- between men and women, the largest number of males who sext are between 18 and 34; and,
- women who sext tend to be older, in the 35- to 44-year-old range.
Some might consider the Anthony Weiner scandal to be a warning for those who want to sext, especially the adult population. However, the poll’s results suggests otherwise. For the video update on latest Anthony Weiner news click HERE.
For the complete story visit: The Huffington Post by Sara Gates
- Nearly 1 in 5 smartphone users are sexting (digitallife.today.msnbc.msn.com)
- Mom And Dad Send Sext Messages Too, Study Finds (inquisitr.com)
- Parents Sext Too [STUDY] (mashable.com)
- The Dos and Don’ts of Sexting (everydayhealth.com)
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