Very recently, I shared with you an interesting study: 20 percent of people have accidentally sexted the wrong person. (Reminder: Sexting is a portmanteau of "sex" and "texting," and is defined as the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs to a mobile telephone.) 1 In 5 People Have Sexted The Wrong Person
Think of that time you accidentally said, "I love you" to a friend on the phone, and multiply that embarrassment by a vuvuzella's worth. This is how you would feel if you sent a detailed description of what you would like to do to a sex partner’s baby-making parts to a co-worker, family member or respected community leader. Now Freud was reputed to have said that there are no mistakes when it comes to sex stuff, but sometimes I think there are just too many Jessicas in my phone.
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Almost worse than sending the right message to the wrong person, however, is sending the wrong message to the right person. Between carelessness, stubby fingers and predictive/corrective text, there are ample opportunities to say, "I can't wait to be inside you” when you mean "I can't wait to be beside you."
So do yourself a favor and check your text twice before punching "Send" this holiday season. I know the nog is going to be flowing like sand through an hourglass, but let's all be a little bit more responsible. You may save someone a little embarrassment, and save someone else a very sexy (or even gross) visual.
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