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The Number of People Who Are Probably Reading Every Sext You Send

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When you send out a racy picture, you hope it’s a “for your eyes only” situation: But about 1 in 4 people actually show sexts to others, a new study from Indiana University found.

Researchers polled more than 5,800 adults and found that nearly 25 percent of them had shared a sext with other people.

And it wasn’t just one other person catching a glimpse of that sextual message. On average, people showed three friends.

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Interesting stuff, since nearly 75 percent of those polled said they were uncomfortable with the idea of unauthorized sext sharing.

So who’s sexting the most? According to study results, people already in established relationships do the most dirty texting.

And 66 percent of men and 78 percent of women say they do it to flirt with their significant other.

That’s sweet, but then again, it also means someone you’re in a relationship with could be sharing these with friends.

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Overall, 21 percent of those polled reported having sent a sext (men were more than 1.5 times more likely …read more    |      2015