You’ve Got Sexts

February 16, 2014

Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else

The Dish

A new Pew study indicates that the prevalence sexting is rapidly rising:

In previous surveys, those in their mid-twenties through mid-thirties were dish_sextingchart the most likely to both send and receive sexts. For the first time, however, those ages 18-24 are the most likely of any age group to say they receive sexts (44%). This represents a significant increase from 2012, when 26% of those 18-24 said they received sexts. … Sexting … is not just for daters. Adults in marriages or committed relationships are just as likely to say they have sent sexually suggestive texts as single individuals. Some 9% of those in a  relationship have sent sexts, along with 10% of those not in a relationship.

The trend shows little signs of stopping:

Karen McDevitt, a communications lecturer at Wayne State University who specializes in new media, says she expects the sexting phenomenon to continue growing and attributed its…

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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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