A new study looks at the culture around teen sexting. While it's been found that boys often use anger, threats, and other forms of coercion to elicit nude pictures from young girls, the responsibility to stop these exchanges is nearly always and entirely placed on the girls.Read More
A new study, published in the peer-reviewed Sexuality Research and Social Policy, looked at the sexting experiences of teenage girls and found that many of them sent explicit photos not because they wanted to, but because they faced "repeated requests or threats" from their male partners.Read More
"You receive a sext. Are you DTF? Y/N:"
Can a robot love? The world may never know, but we do know it can sext, thanks to Sext Adventure. Created by Kara Stone and developed by Nadine Lessio, Sext Adventure is a game that is played entirely within text messages on your phone. The bot on the other end takes you through a sexting narrative based on how you respond to it in the style of old school text adventure games—like talking to SmarterChild, but with more racy photos.Read More
Languages borrow from each other all the time -- English, for example, is mostly an amalgamation of Latin, German, French, and Norse. The French language, though? It's not having any of that cross-contamination stuff. So when new technology words float over from the English language, French likes to shut it down by making up their own versions.Read More
Facebook is rumored to be launching an app to compete with Snapchat. If you're not familiar with Snapchat, it's a photo messaging service that sets itself apart from other ways of sending your friends photos by having pictures "self-destruct" Inspector Gadget-style after a preset length of time -- usually just a few seconds. Why would anyone need to send a photo that self-destructs? The only answer I can think of is for sending naked pictures to people, and I'm not alone in that assumption, as Snapchat has developed a reputation as the "sexting app."Read More
There seems to be a trend going on where we'd rather our livestock electronically warn us of things rather than actually checking in on them. For example, sheep might soon warn their shepherds of attack via text. Not content to let sheep get all the cool gadgets, Swiss dairy cows are about to get in on the action too. Due to the fact that it can be difficult to discern when a cow is in heat, sensors attached should be able to take measurements and alert farmers by text so they know when to inseminate the critters.Read More
Imagine What You'll Know Tomorrow
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
Fox News has gotten hip to the cool jive and is offering tips on sexting ("strictly adults only"!) that is sure to make you think a few brain thoughts. Among them: Did my parents catch me sexting and report it to Fox News? Did Fox News only just find out about sexting? And does this mean sexting is officially not cool anymore? Not sure about answers to the first two questions, but the third might be a yes. And also, your parents are going to start sexting. Also: I am so sorry I made you think about that.Read More
Yesterday, Tiger Woods ex-paramour Joslyn James released a transcript of her text messages from the lust-addled golfer. Being the egregious nerds that we are, we looked at this cesspit of lurid language and explicit sexytalk and saw only one thing...
...beauteous, beauteous data!
Click below to see a tag cloud of the most common words in Tiger's sexts, generated thanks to the magic of Wordle.Read More