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Survey: Over 80% Admitted To Sexting Within The Past Year

The first published use of the term sexting was in a 2005 article in the Australian Sunday Telegraph Magazine.

How common is sexting you ask? At the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention, some interesting research was presented. More than 80% surveyed admitted to sexting in the prior year.

What is sexting? Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages, primarily between mobile phones. This can possibly be a text with sexually explicit images.

Two experts “surveyed participants from the United States age 18 to 82 to assess sexting behaviors, sexting motives, and relationship and sexual satisfaction. Just over half the participants were women.”

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States. It is the world’s largest association of psychologists with around 137,000 members including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.

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