Sexting is the new foreplay.
‘Sexts’ or ‘Sexting’ can be fun and a way to entice your sexual relationship, but common sense is often ignored. It’s hard not to hear about the dangers and repercussions that sexting have caused. Politicians, teens, and just average people who for some reason or another sent a sexy or nude photo to another friend, lover or spouse and the event turned into a nightmare.
Sexting scandal are all over the news: Anthony Weiner, Tiger Woods, Brett Favre, Ken Kratz, are just a few public figures in the news that had suffered the consequences of sexts.
Anthony Weiner: Was involved in a few sexting scandals which harmed his political career and marriage. He sent sexually explicit material via cell phone which led to his resignation as a congressman in 2011.
Tiger Woods: A number of women share texts from Tiger during their affairs.
Brett Favre: Favre sent voicemails and allegedly sent nude photos to Jenn Sterger, a former New York Jets game hostess.
Ken Kratz: this story was most disturbing where a well-known attorney, involved with the “Making a Murderer” case, sent texts to a victim. Read the story HERE
Even for the casual sexts between lovers, this not-so-new era of technology opens a number of exciting ways to express, communicate and connect, but not without risks and consequences.
Every mobile phone has a built-in camera, video and audio recording capabilities. With a little imagination and kinky desire, a sexually explicit message (text, email, photo, or video) could be sent in a matter of seconds.
Sounds harmless enough if the person sending and the one receiving are consenting adults and welcome this interaction. But it’s not that simple.
- Accidentally sent sexts to the wrong number, email or to a group email.
- May not be allowed if using a company phone.
- Private sexts may not be so private at work and depending on your company’s policy may be cause for termination. http://time.com/money/4213126/get-fired-private-emails-texts/
- A co-worker could see you sexting your lover/spouse and report you for inappropriate behavior at work.
- You think a friend or new lover will welcome your sexts, but they don’t. Setting yourself up for what is now coined: textual harassment.
- You break up with your current lover, spouse and he/she decides to redistribute your explicit photos publicly without your permission.
- Your phone is lost, your account is hacked. Free access to all those naughty pics and video. Internet here they come.
- Person receiving unwanted sexts could be considered a victim and claim to suffer damages.
Tips for Safe Sexting:
- Sext responsibly. A little common sense goes a long way.
- Make sure the recipient truly welcomes the naughty interaction. If in doubt ask first!
- Double, triple check your sending to the correct email or phone number and not to a group list before hitting ‘SEND’.
- Would your sext buddy delete said photos/sexts if asked even after you’ve broken up?
- No drunk sexting. Increases the risk of sending to the wrong number/email or to someone who really isn’t interested.
How do you feel about sexting? Does it make you nervous? Ever sent a sext to the wrong person??