McAfee study shows that 'sexting' is probably more common than you'd think

McAfee study shows that 'sexting' is probably more common than you'd think
In the process of embedding smartphones into our lives, we've grown some rather dangerous habits, and it appears that it might be a tad too late to do anything about it. According to a new study carried out by Intel-owned McAfee, a staggering 50% of adult smartphone users are sharing intimate or sexual content with others, including videos, photos, emails, and messages. A mind-boggling 46% of U.S. respondents are reported to have shared their password with somebody else, a figure that is down from 54% -- an improvement, but not a cure.

So what's the big deal? Well, according to the survey, half of survey-takers have stored or archived 'sexts' or intimate text messages. As you can guess, most of these are exchanged between couples, but the problem is that couples break up, and just 37% of people go on to ask their ex to delete intimate content. That's a big, fat chance to take with somebody that you will likely never be close with again. 


Thankfully, a rather healthy 73% of respondents go on to change their password after a breakup -- a good idea, seeing as password sharing seems to be so commonplace for some reason.


source: McAfee [1], [2]

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8 Comments

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

One word...Snapchat

8. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

u can save them :D

2. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Mostly teenagers do sexting and the revealing is a major trauma for their lives and their families. They are forced to change school, living place. Marks them for ever because of the society's "pact of wolfs" reaction.

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I'm not gonna lie i have exchanged a rather regreatable set of pics with an ex but i'm not afraid she'll do anything with them because she knows that i have her pics all saved up. Muahahaha

4. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

why are the graphics two sexy chicks, but only one confused looking guy who is vaguely fit? perhaps there could be more even representation?

5. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Raspberry!!! :-P

7. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

It isn't a confused man. He's simply doing the naked man. Works 2 out of 3 times.

6. aksa123

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I don't get it. Why share your "private" thing??? Does it include blackmail?

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