sex·​ting | \ ˈsek-stiŋ How to pronounce sexting (audio) \

Definition of sexting

: the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

Examples of sexting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the emails threaten to spill over into some weird form of sexting, the guests become more equivocal. Sean Malin, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021 Researchers have largely advocated for the decriminalization of consensual sexting. Hannah Leone,, 1 July 2021 Smarter about relationships in the age of sexting and Tinder than nearly any other modern show, this hit just wrapped its run after five successful seasons. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 1 Feb. 2021 There was sexting, there were Zoom dates, an onslaught of tasteful and not-as-tasteful nudes peppered with a few choice horny video messages. Alison Roman, Bon Appétit, 30 Apr. 2020 Encourage Critical Thinking Start with questions that will help teens assess the risk and anticipate the consequences of sexting. Shafia Zaloom, New York Times, 28 Apr. 2020 Video dates, sexting, reading erotica to each other over Facetime and dropping into chat rooms are all approved as alternative options to hooking up with someone outside your self-isolation zone. Aidin Vaziri,, 23 Mar. 2020 Surgical masks are in shortage and Democrats need work on reportage, but first: a cartoon about parental sexting. Alex Baker-whitcomb, Wired, 4 Feb. 2020 The city’s mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was at the center of one of politics’ first big sexting scandals (unrelated to the corruption charges that later put him in prison), and the pair were inspired. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 10 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of sexting

2005, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sexting

blend of sex and texting

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“Sexting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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