Study Shows Women Are More Likely To Sext Than Men

Study Shows Women Are More Likely To Sext Than Men
In a new study called “Let My Fingers Do the Talking: Sexting and Infidelity in Cyberspace” by Diane Kholos Wysocki and Cheryl D. Childers reveal that women are more likely to send nude photographs or sexually explicit text messages than men.

About two-thirds of women surveyed sent “sexts” compared with about half of the men.

“Cheating is alive and well, and sexting is on the rise,” said Dr. Kholos Wysocki, whose first study of sex on the Internet dates to 1992, back in the dial-up days. “But I don’t believe the Internet is causing people to cheat. There seems to be something going on with marriage that’s the bigger social issue. Before, people would just get a divorce. For some reason, people are staying and cheating instead.”

The study results are base on an online survey of 5,187 adult visitors to the Web site AshleyMadison.com, an “infidelity” service aimed at married men and women, as its basis for analysis. Conducted in 2009, the survey asked 68 questions about users’ Internet use, sexual behaviors and demographics.

Have you sent explicit photos via text message? Have you cheated on a spouse or carried on a “sexting” affair? Read the full text of the article here and share your experiences in the comments.

0
0

Join 5 Million Readers

And the thousands of women I've helped find true love. Sign up for weekly updates for help understanding men.

I hate spam as much as you do, therefore I will never sell, rent, or give away your email address.

Join our conversation (8 Comments).
Click Here To Leave Your Comment Below.

Comments:

  1. 1
    Flower White

    Those women don’t know about you, Evan. They’re trying too hard. Yes men are visual but still. Also, many men gossip more than females and that sexting pic will be forwarded.
     
    I don’t mate poach nor cheat on my mate, period. No sexting!
     
    That said will someone tell long time married women to get their act together? I’m tired of their husbands eyeballing me cause I wear dresses instead of the sweat pants their  frumpy wives favor.

  2. 2
    Stella- LW

    @Flower White- “That said will someone tell long time married women to get their act together? I’m tired of their husbands eyeballing me cause I wear dresses instead of the sweat pants their  frumpy wives favor.” YOU SAID IT!!! I know many couples where the women let themselves go and stopped trying in a sense. It’s not that difficult to put on a little mascara & lip gloss for your man. My boyfriend will tell me I look gorgeous when I’m at home in sweats doing laundry on a lazy Sunday but I’m pretty certain he thinks I look gorgeous when i spend 2 hours getting ready & have my best dress & 4 inch pumps on.
     
    I think “sexting” persists because people find it easy to type things they wouldnt do or say in real life.

  3. 3
    Jules

    Maybe I read this wrong, but it seems like this is saying that sexting = cheating.  I think sexting (for me that means naughty messages or subtle–or not so subtle–inuendo, not photos) is a fun part of dating and a fun way to ramp things up with a current boyfriend.

  4. 4
    Jadafisk

    “The study results are base on an online survey of 5,187 adult visitors to the Web site AshleyMadison.com, an “infidelity” service aimed at married men and women, as its basis for analysis.”
     
    Why would anyone choose this as a representative sample?

  5. 5
    my honest answer

    ‘I think “sexting” persists because people find it easy to type things they wouldnt do or say in real life.’
     
    I really agree with this. It seems as though people think they are almost one level removed from their actions, because it’s not real life, it’s just a text, right? It’s the same with online personas. Some people will say things online that they would never dream of saying to someone they knew. I guess I’m thinking particuarly of trolls. There’s something about technology that just makes people feel slightly less accountable. And sometimes, when things aren’t going great in your relationship, ‘slightly’ is all it takes.

  6. 6
    Babs

    My online man once asked for my pic, I sent it later when we had a fight, in a bid to keep him close by. I thimk most women sext cause they think that’s what men want. The downside of this – the same man is threatening to take my ‘pics’ to youtube and other public spaces, coz I noticed that he was dating another woman online – I decided to send all the messages to the other woman – I was angry – he’s such a flirt, he’s 60+ old and is always out for women in their twenties and thirties

  7. 7
    Saint stephen

    I was angry – he’s such a flirt, he’s 60+ old and is always out for women in their twenties and thirties
     
    Please Babs don’t make me laugh….

  8. 8
    Jim

     I am a 35 year old male and I love when my girlfriend sends dirty pictures to me because we are in a long distance relationship. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever met and It shows me she is thinking about me and cares! I would never and have never forwarded even one of those pictures to anyone and I never will. My Womans body is for my eyes only and it will stay that way as long as we are together.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>