U-M Study: Sexting Just 'Another Way of Flirting'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A new study says the Internet generation is all thumbs when it comes to modern-day flirting.
Sexting is en vogue and may not be as taboo as previously thought.
The University of Michigan SexLab and Prevention Research Center of Michigan study of 3,500 young adults between 18 and 24 says sexting simply is "another way of flirting." About 43 percent said they received or sent sex-related messages on their phone.
About 28 percent sent and received sexual pictures, 13 percent received and 2 percent sent without receiving pictures in return.
AnnArbor.com (http://bit.ly/OmjCHi) reports 57 percent said they never sexted.
The study says sexting doesn't increase depression, anxiety or self-esteem. But sexters typically are more sexually active.
The study says men are more likely to receive sex-related messages without returning one.


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