The term "sexting" is making headlines everywhere as teens get themselves in trouble, even arrested, for sending illicit photos and messages over their cell phones. But the trend isn't just a 'teen thing.' The AARP reports older people are going high tech when it comes to flirting and staying connected. According to the group, baby boomers, even seniors are sending sexy photos and messages whether they're widowed, divorced or simpy married juggling busy schedules.
Relationship experts tell the AARP say it makes total sense in so many ways. For married couples who face separations due to work obligations, sexting is easy, quick and free.
For older people in a new relationship, the technology allows them to express themselves sexually more freely than they might face to face.
And for those hitting the dating world again, messages allow people to learn more about each other.
Of course, the AARP warns there are downsides. Explicit messages may be received negatively. Not everyone will welcome this type of communication, so make sure you know the reception you will get before you flirt the high tech way!RELATED:
For more on teens and sexting and a roundup of cases where teens have been arrested --or, tragically, teens have died reportedly in connection with sexting incidents, click here.
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