In India, sexting — sending suggestive and erotic SMSes — is still a distasteful action but in West it is fast gaining popularity and it’s not the males which are hooked to it rather it is females who are addicted to it!
According to a recent study, “Let My Fingers Do the Talking: Sexting and Infidelity in Cyberspace” by Dr Diane Kholos Wysocki and Cheryl D Childers, roughly two-thirds of the women surveyed were more likely to send nude photographs or sexually explicit text messages than about half the men surveyed reports N4BB reported.
The study, conducted in 2009, sexting was more likely among the few surveyed who were aged 19-24. Researchers administered an online survey luring 5,187 adult visitors to the website AshleyMadison.com, an “infidelity” service aimed at married men and women. It asked 68 questions to users about their Internet use, sexual behaviours and demographics.
“Cheating is alive and well, and sexting is on the rise,” Wysocki told The New York Times. “But I don’t believe the Internet is causing people to cheat. There seems to be something going on with marriage that’s the bigger social issue. Before, people would just get a divorce. For some reason, people are staying and cheating instead.”
In the study, women were also more likely to meet people in real life after meeting them online, specifically, 83 per cent of women compared with 67 per cent of men, yet, women were less likely to be anxious about being caught looking at sexually explicit material and less cautious than men about erasing their naughty tracks on the Internet.