sext

yme

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English - USA
Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)
to sext


Your definition or explanation:
To exchange flirtatious images and text via text messaging.

Example: (An example of the term in use)
Anthony Weiner has been praised by many of the younger generation for his inveterate sexting.

One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)
Any article about Anthony Weiner:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner_sexting_scandal
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ey-Leathers-steps-exposing-online-affair.html

Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries? Yes ____ No ___
yes.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
http://dictionary.reference.com/
http://oxforddictionaries.com/us

Have you found it? Yes ____ No ___
no

 
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  • JustKate

    Senior Member
    It is my understanding that sexting involves more that flirtatious messages and images. It instead involves sexually explicit images and text. Anthony Weiner, for example, wasn't telling girls how pretty and sexy they were, nor even how handsome and sexy he was. He was sending images of, among other things, "his erect penis concealed by boxer briefs."
     

    swift

    Senior Member
    Spanish – Costa Rica (Valle Central)
    It is my understanding that sexting involves more that flirtatious messages and images. It instead involves sexually explicit images and text.
    Yes, that's my understanding too. Perhaps you can suggest a better wording for this older definition.
     
    Former Proposal:
    The act of sending and receiving sexually suggestive or explicit text messages, often containing pictures or other audiovisual material.

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    I think the photos are primary:

    New: The act of sending photos or depictions of oneself which are graphic sexually and/or sexually explicit, and possibly accompanied by related, explicit text, to someone via a smart phone or other similar electronic device.
     
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