"Walking to the library,
Girl behind me: "We started sexting recently...but she got mad at me saying, I don't tell her important things about my life, so I texted her saying I got an A on a test and added a sext at the end. She texted me back saying, congratulations, I'm proud of you. And I was like did you get the secon...d part? And she said, yeah, but the first part was more exciting."
Gay friend: "Ouch, that's happened to me before. It's so embarrassing."
From the Overheard at Saint Edwards Facebook Group
To take a more risqué (AKA raunchy) description and text-based example of the sexting phenomena check out Urban Dictionary. And in case semi-explicit language isn't part of your mini-blog good ol' Wikipedia defines sexting "the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, primarily between cell phones." Sexting has been on the tip of the media tongue the past few years as adolescents across the globe are spotlighted in legal cases surrounding the issue. Also a study from The Pew Internet & American Life Project found that one in six American teenagers are participating in sexting.
With it in the news and likely in the living room it is no surprise earlier his week Consumer Reports challenged Microsoft's new Kin video because of a sequence showing a possible sext. Consumer Reports asked on their electronics blog – "Does it encourage sexting?
For roughly 10 seconds of the minute long video there is a sequence where a young-man is shown putting the Kin mobile phone under his shirt and snapping a picture of his bare chest, nipple included, then later you see a girl's face and her reaction to the picture. A smirk.
Microsoft ultimately edited the video because of the Consumer Reports blog post and said, "it was never our intent to promote it [sexting] in any way." The edited version is pretty much the same commercial minus the 10 seconds of scandal.
Check out the original video ad below.