American Teens Do 'Sexting' as a Popular Way to Court the Opposite Sex

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM General Health News
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 American Teens Do 'Sexting' as a Popular Way to Court the Opposite Sex
Courting lovers seems to have undergone a 360 degree change with present day American teens sending nude photos of themselves to the person they desire along with a message filled with sexual overtones.

According to a national study published last month, 20 percent of 13- to 19-year-olds admitted to have messaged explicit images of themselves over the phone and e-mail,

On the other hand, 48 percent said that they had received sexually suggestive e-mails or text messages.

Over half of the girls "sexted" owing to pressure from boyfriends, revealed the survey by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

"Trust me, a lot of couples do it. It's just like another form of sex," the New York Post quoted a 15-year-old high-school sophomore from New Jersey, as saying.

The girl confessed to having sent 40 naked pictures of herself to her ex-boyfriend in a failed attempt to win him back.

Even social networking websites have not been left untouched by the trend-Facebook and MySpace boast of groups with names like "I've Sent Naked Pictures of Myself Over the Phone," "People Who Take Naked Pictures of Themselves with Their Phones," and "Practicing Safe Sexting."

In fact, teens who indulge in sexting are least bothered about maligning their reputations.

Recently six Pennsylvania students landed in jail after nude pictures that had circulated around their school were confiscated from a male student's phone.

Source: ANI

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well first of all it is pretty much fact that women are more aggessive than boys are!!! and that boys get landed with tha blame you see it every day!! like wen a mother wins the child and the mother is a crack addict and the father has a good job and a house!!! its like wtf is up with that!!!secound that phone was taken in my opinion illegally it was in his pocket which is their for private property!!! if u disagree read tinker vs Des Moines pretty much it says STUDENTS DO NOT LOSE THERE RITES AT THE SCHOOL DOORS!! but ive noticed that schools are becoming power hungrey and they threaten the students like iss ( in school suspention), exspultion, and detentions!!! personaly the school being able to check ur locker at random is bull to. i mean my school makes me use a locker i cant carry my book bag around with my books i have to have them in my locker so i have no choice and if u rent a locker at an airport the security cant just for no reason open ur lock box!! personaly in most schools that uve been in said we cant carry our phones but we can have them in our locker so which means its still personal prosestion its my phone and my private business!!really though if ur school is know for doing shit like that just keep ur phone locked with a password i do that. that way they cant search ur phone they have to ask u and u can say no to that they cant do shit!!!

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