Definitions

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  • n. The act of sending sexually explicit text messages and/or photographs between cell phones.
  • v. Present participle of sext.

Etymologies

Blend of sex and texting. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "Three teenage girls in the US state of Washington are suing a US prosecutor who accused them of peddling 'child pornography', after semi-nude pictures of them were sent by mobile phone to friends.
    The complaint is the latest legal wrangle over sexting - the apparently popular practice of sending nude or semi-nude photos to friends by mobile phone. Teachers alerted the authorities after discovering a waist-up image of two girls covered just by a bra, and another image of a girl topless.
    District Attorney George Skumanik called for the girls to undergo five weeks of behaviour courses and take a drug test or face prosecution, according to a letter apparently sent to the teenagers' parents."
    - AFP, 'Sexting' teens sue over porn charge, theage.com.au, 27 March 2009.

    March 28, 2009

  • "'Sexting' is the clever new name for the act of sending, receiving or forwarding naked photos via your cell phone, and I wasn't fully convinced that America was facing a sexting epidemic, as opposed to a journalists-writing-about-sexting epidemic..."
    —Dahlia Lithwick, "Teens, Nude Photos and the Law," Newsweek, Feb. 23, 2009, 18.

    Further citations on cyberhumiliation.

    February 20, 2009

  • “That's not all in the way of teens being punished for ‘sexting,’ as it is now being called. Two teenage girls in Seattle were suspended from their cheerleading team after school officials discovered that they had taken nude cellphone photos of themselves that were circulated among students.�?

    Salon.com, OMG, teens R "sexting", by Tracy Clark-Flory, November 25, 2008

    December 6, 2008