Many of our daughters were wild and wily creatures once.
They boldly exclaimed their desires, their opinions, and their dreams.
On one level, it's not surprising that sexting is becoming more mainstream."If we look at how technology has been integrated into our society — it's so much part of our daily lives — it makes sense that it would become part of our dating and sexual lives as well," said Emily Stasko, MPH, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia and the survey's co-author, along with Pamela Geller, Ph D, associate professor of psychology, ob/gyn and public health at Drexel. The survey found that people who sexted more rated it as more "carefree and fun" and had higher beliefs that sexting was expected in their relationships.(Sexting, for the purposes of the survey, was defined broadly as sending or receiving sexually suggestive or explicit content via text message, mainly using a mobile device, Stasko said.)Of course, this doesn't mean that every grownup out there is under the covers with their phone at night shooting off racy texts.
Until then, check out the five things we learned from the people interviewed in .1.
Too many people have sex before they’re ready“Young people ask me all the time, ‘How do I know if I’m ready to have sex?
"It's not like we're sending naked pictures back and forth," she said. Even the AARP acknowledges the trend: "..reality is that more and more of the 50-plus set, both single and married, routinely use text messaging to send tantalizing pictures and provocative words to their partner..."Reframing Sexting Indeed, sexting may be more popular among adults than you think.
A new survey on sexting found that 88 percent of respondents, ages 18-82, said they'd done it, and 82 percent said they'd done it in the past year (including the 82-year-old).