Sext and the City
Meanwhile in Canada
Because it’s apparently very important to find the scientific reason why today’s whippersnappers just won’t stop sexting each other, Belgian researchers have determined there’s a link between watching music videos and sending sexy messages.
The study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, set out to determine whether there was a link, amongst adolescents, between sexting and the consumption of sexualized media—specifically music videos and porn.
Sext and the City
Teen sexting has somehow become the police’s number one priority of late — not just in the U.S., but in Canada, too.
A sex crimes unit of the Ontario Provincial Police is gearing up to debut an app that helps kids reject requests for naked photos, Yahoo News reports.
Crime and Punishment
No stranger to the onslaught of Friday night booty calls? You might be surprised to learn that most sexting actually occurs on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and noon, a new survey has found.
Sext and the City Jail
Last month, we brought you the disturbing story of that Virginia teen sexting case — you know, the one that somehow escalated to the point of police wanting to photograph a boy’s erect penis so they could convict him on child pornography charges.
Now, following a trial that lasted over two hours, 17-year-old Trey Sims has been put on one-year probation, NBC Washington reports. The judge deemed Mr. Sims neither guilty nor not-guilty.
XXX in Tech
Another day, another scam.
Scammers in — where else? — South Florida are extorting strangers they meet through online dating sites, Local10 reports. The scammers are allegedly meeting people online at the extremely high-tech and fancy mbuzzy.com (pictured at left), then asking them to send nude photos. Do they not have Tinder down south yet?
When you’re on Tinder just looking to score a one night stand, sorting through all the saps in search of true love (or at least a first date) can be a royal pain. How is anyone supposed to get straight to it when everyone’s being ambiguous, trying to chat and whatnot?
Tinder’s X-rated brother, the adult-oriented hookup app Mixxxer, launched last week to help combat this problem and help users find nearby hookups without the hassle.
Crime and Punishment
Excessive texting and teen sex are two of the predominant nightmares haunting parents today.
It’s fitting, then, that these two parental bugbears have been found to correlate: teens who send 100 or more text messages per day are more likely to be sexually active, a recent study found.
Authorities in Virginia are planning to take a bizarre — and utterly despicable — route to convict a teen on child pornography charges: forcing him to get a boner and taking photos of his erect penis.
A 17-year-old Manassas City teen was charged with two child pornography-related felonies after his 15-year-old girlfriend’s mother reported him for sexting, the Washington Post reports. Now, the teen, whose name was withheld by the Post, is facing a search warrant that would allow law enforcement officials to take him to a hospital, give him an erection-inducing needle, and photograph his penis.
App for That
You might have heard by now that people can be finicky when it comes to sexting. Ladies don’t actually love dick pics, for example, and sending one could actually land you in the clink if you’re in Kenya.
Lucky for phallic photo fanatics, you can now hire a robot to stand in for the human mate you scared away with your last drunken booty text. It’s called Sext Adventure, and it costs $5.
For as long as teenagers have been sexting, creating rebellious subreddits, and simply spending all their time glued to devices, parents have been trying to put a stop to the digital madness.
A new app for Android allows parents to set and control restrictions on their children’s phones and tablets from their own devices.