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Sexting uncovered

August 8, 2013

Anthony Weiner’s well-publicized misdemeanors have cast light on the under-the-radar practice of sexting.  And it seems that New York Mayoral candidate is not alone in his predilection for sending sexually explicit photos to complete strangers’ cell phones.  Whether you think it’s creepy and immoral or exciting and illicit, millions of Americans are sexting to meet strangers, to cheat on their partners, or just to escape from their daily lives.  We likely all know someone who gets a kick out of sexting.  So what drives people to sext?  Is it damaging or does it free us from social constraints?  And what are the rules for safe sexting?  To lift the curtain on this intriguing world is SUZY SPENCER, a journalist and author of the book Secret Sex Lives: A Year on the Fringes of American Sexuality. And we’ll also delve into the mind of the sexter with DR SUSAN LIPKINS a psychologist who has carried out online research into sexting.

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