Four out of five college students admit they have engaged in sexting

Four out of five college students admit they have engaged in sexting
Ahh, college years - the time in life when a teenager leave their home to join a higher educational institution and makes another step on their way to entering adulthood! However, we probably won't be wrong if we say that some crazy stuff happens in the meantime every once in a while, and this recent survey only backs this claim up.

A study conducted in the University of Rhode Island indicates that almost four out of five college students (78%) have sent or received text messages containing sexually suggestive content, also known as “sexting”. What is even more disturbing is the fact that over half of those suggestive texts (56%) have been accompanied by equally questionable images. At least the majority of sexters (73%) say that they have only sent such text messages to their very special someone. However, one in ten of the college students who engage in sexting admit they have done so even though they barely knew the recipient.

Nevertheless, this information is not necessarily a cause for you, dear parents, to freak out, as the survey includes information collected by only 204 college students and does not necessarily represent the behavior of the entire nation's young adults. However, you may want to have a chat with your kids and make sure they are familiar with the moral and social issues that such an activity raises, you know, just so that they do not get into deep trouble one day.

source: University of Rhode Island via IntoMobile

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8 Comments

1. jyplayer unregistered

... I would look into the one out of five college students who don't engage in sexting. I mean, honestly, where's the fun if you're not having sexually suggestive conversations with the hot guy/gal you're into? There's nothing fundamentally wrong with ... well, doing whatever the hell you want, having fun, flirting, exploring your sexuality.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

college students that engage in sexual activity and dirty flirting... hmm.. i can hardly believe it!

3. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

GUILTY!

4. cposey

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

I have a question. If kids dirty flirting today is so wrong, then where the hell did all these young flirters come from. Apparently, and this is just a shot in the dark, someone did some dirty flirting back in the day.....i'm just saying

5. Wow unregistered

If you're worried about college students sexting, don't go deeper into this study, you'll have a heart attack.

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I think they sext because they arent able to form a real conversation.

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Big deal, there's worse things college kids can do other than texting someone and getting photos. Oh nooo!!!!!

8. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

As a college student I have never sexted. The survey is to small its s**t.

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