A 30-year-old Florida man was arrested on Sunday morning after sending a slew of lewd selfies to an unsuspecting cop.
The man, Paul Kirleis, first called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious vehicle, Wink News reports. A police officer returned the call on his department-issued cell phone. Mr. Kirleis allegedly followed up by texting the cop six times, and then sending him naked and lingerie-clad selfies. Read More
Now, the Kenyan government has taken slut-shaming to a whole new level. In Kenya, grown-ass men and women can now be thrown in jail for up to three months for sexting.
“Sexting or sending obscene messages could land you in prison,” Kenyan daily newspaper The Star reports on its website. “This is according to Christopher Wambua from the communications authority from Kenya.” Read More
Attention sexters and Tinder addicts alike — the other end of your steamy convo is probably wearing sweatpants and watching Netflix.
At least, that’s according to a study conducted at Indiana University – Purdue University in Fort Wayne. The results, published in Computers and Human Behaviors, showed that almost half the people who have sent sexy texts have lied while doing so. Read More
This week we came across Dumbstruck, a new app that lets you send photo messages to your friends—and then watch videos of their actual reactions. Suddenly there’s a lot more pressure riding on that bikini mirror shot, huh?
Dumbstruck was founded by Michael Tanski and Peter Allegretti at their Albany-based mobile app idea lab, Doctored Apps. It launched at the end of December 2013, and has since attracted tens of thousands of users, according to Joe Masciocco, who heads up strategy for the app. Read More
We at Betabeat are not prudes. For evidence, see Sexy Week.
But we must take umbrage at some disturbing figures we learned from JDate and ChristianMingle‘s State of Dating Report. Apparently, lots of people wrongly believe that sexting doesn’t count as cheating.
Sexting, as in sexy texting. It’s right there in the name!
Old people love freaking out about what kids are up to these days. It’s like parents forget that they, too, used to get high at lunch and make out in school supply closets (everybody did that — right?).
Sexting is the 2014 parental hangup equivalent to pot-smoking in the ’60s and video games and Marilyn Manson music in the ’90s. Kids are doing it, and parents just cannot get over it. In fact, sometimes they’re mad enough to punish kids with child pornography charges if they find out they’re doing it. Read More
All those youths of today have been widely condemned for their wild, unmitigated sexting habits, but a forthcoming study suggests that maybe no one’s as crazy about sending their girlfriends mirror shots of their dicks as we once suspected.
In a story line that not even Pretty Little Liars could script, teenagers in San Diego are in serious trouble for their involvement in a sexting ring. NBC San Diego reports that dozens of high school students are being investigated by the police for sharing explicit photos, and it could lead to criminal charges. Read More